Compassionate Action in Uncertain Times

As human activity extends to all reaches of the planet, virtually all living beings are coping with disruption, loss of habitat, and toxic air, soil, and water. Demand for climate and environmental justice has become a deafening roar of moral concern. How can environmental ethics based in kindness and compassion guide efforts to restore and rebuild our fragile web of life? In an age of climate chaos and unpredictable breakdown, we need ethical compass points more than ever. Using skillful means to reduce harm can generate a path forward into the great uncertainty of the future. By doing this work together, we find fresh energy to move forward toward healing and wholeness on Earth.

Stephanie Kaza, author of Green Buddhism, draws on Buddhist ethics to address the world-altering challenges before us as we face our grief, anxiety, and concern for the future of life on Earth. Dr. Kaza is professor emeritus at University of Vermont, author of The Attentive Heart: Conversations with Trees, and editor of Hooked!: Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume and the newly published A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time.

Sponsored by the religion department. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Psychology, 105
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202, USA

Event Type

Lecture

Audience

Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Staff

Department
Religion
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