Upcoming Event:  Saturday, November 7, 2015

Workshop: Hearts and Minds in Crisis Times.

Robert Jensen, author and professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, and Juanita Baker, Professor emerita, Florida Institute of Technology, speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brevard, West Melbourne, Florida

"Where is American Journalism in its obligation to get out the truth about issues like money in democracy,  climate change and militarization?  Where is Journalism headed in our digital age?”

Morning talks:

Robert Jensen - The Problems of, and Prospects for, U.S. Journalism . Where is American Journalism in its obligation to get out the truth about issues like money in democracy, climate change and militarization? Where is Journalism headed in our digital age?

Juanita Baker - Hope for the world: Women’s progressive equality, interrupting the cycles of abuse, violence/war, and climate change.

Afternoon Discussion Groups:

Men's Discussion: Being a Man: Masculinity and Men's Humanity.

Women's Discussion: Being a Woman: Femininity and Women's Humanity. Women meeting with women can more comfortably come together to better understand cultural traditions of femininity, our roles with men, and child rearing and gender relationships impacting our families, our community, and our world.  The goal will be to nurture each other, discuss actions, bring hope and share examples of steps to heal our world.

Registration begins at 9:30 am. Sessions will run from 10-12 and 1-5. Sliding scale fee ($10-$50, with scholarships available). The event is open to the public.

Also speaking: Juanita Baker, Professor emerita, Florida Institute of Technology

For details and to inquire about a scholarship, call Rev. Gregory Wilson, 772-486-4029.

Recent event: October 3, 2015  

One-day Conference in Vershire, Vermont:

Building Connections: Healing through Community

Dr. Bruce Alexander, author of The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit, and A History of Psychology in Western Civilization  spoke on Addiction: The View from Rat Park and Healing Addiction Through Community.

Other speakers/panelists included:

Dr. Gregory V. Wilson, Vershire (www.EarthRecoveryGroups.org)

Sister Bernadette Bostwick, Green Mountain Monastery/Thomas Berry Sanctuary, Greensboro, Vermont

Aaron Hoopes, Vershire (www.ArtOfZenYoga.com)

Jeff Wolfe, (www.FaithClimateConference.org), cofounder of the annual Our Children, Climate Faith Symposiums in Strafford moderated a panel  discussion among the day's speakers.

Samantha Moffatt of Vershire provided music.

Tabling and Lunch was provided with the help of the Citizens' Climate Action Group of Vershire.

Location: Town Center, 27 Vershire Center Rd, at the intersection of Rte. 113 and Vershire Center Road, Vershire Vermont 05079.

Link to Schedule for the day

In February, 2015, we participated in an Interfaith climate conference -

Bridging Spirituality, Healing and Action: 2015 Florida Interfaith Climate Conference

Speakers and workshop presenters

It was held at Northland Church, 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, Florida, on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11. Presenters from a broad spectrum of religious backgrounds and diverse fields, held workshops on Climate Change-related issues. 

The 2016 Conference is in the planning stages. Please email us with ideas you might have on how to make this event more helpful.