Workshop – 'Keep On Strong Heart: Moral Power in the Climate Fight'

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am

Climate change is a moral issue. It's wrong to wreck the planet. It's wrong to reap huge profits by bringing down the life-supporting systems of the planet. Climate change is a massive human rights violation, a failure of reverence for life, and a betrayal of the children. It calls people of conscience to immediate action.

This workshop, facilitated by a powerful and compassionate voice for the environment, Kathleen Dean Moore, author of "Great Tide Rising - Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Climate Change" and co-editor of "Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril," clears away the moral confusion that prevents us from speaking on climate change. It provides answers to disempowering questions like these:

  • How can I criticize the fossil fuel industry when I drive a car, fly in planes, heat with oil, etc?
  • Does the duty of compassion block me from moral outrage or prevent me from criticizing fossil fuel executives?
  • How can I pay attention to climate change when there are so many areas of action that demand my focus?
  • Do you have to be religious to be ethical?
  • Is there any moral call to act if the situation is hopeless?

This interactive and compelling three-hour workshop uses discussion, role-playing, case studies and music to build logical clarity and moral courage for the fight against climate catastrophe. A workshop to support all of those engaged in environmental advocacy, justice, science and anyone interested in new and effective ways to further constructive dialog and action to save our planet.

Audience: 
All
Price: 
$40 Non -UA Students, $25 UA Students, Registration Required, Scholarships Available
Where
Campus: 
Main Campus
Location: 
Environment and Natural Resources 2
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US
contact info & links
Department/Unit: 
Center for Compassion Studies
Contact Person: 
Leslie Langbert
Contact's Phone: 
520-621-3466
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