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Being a Leader: Bridging Spiritual Depth and Ecological Engagement A conversation with Greg Kennedy, SJ

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Being a Leader: Bridging Spiritual Depth and Ecological Engagement

A conversation with Greg Kennedy, SJ

DATE : Tuesday, May 10, 2022

TIME : Noon to 1 pm EDT (streaming live via Zoom), recording will be available after event

Registration link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtceutqzwjHdGqjaNCV3ipvxG9FpaCFpoe

The ecological crisis is not only the crisis of a way of living: it is the crisis of a worldview separating humans from the natural world they inhabit. But what does it mean exactly, especially for leaders who are not involved full-time in the environmental cause? Where do we find the spiritual resources to reconcile ourselves not only with the first dwellers of Turtle Island lands and waters, but also with the rest of Creation? Where do we start to bring about an ecological conversion in oneself and others? How can we lead this conversion to avoid the climate apocalypse?

Profile of GKennedyFollowing in the footsteps of both the Buddha and Ignatius of Loyola, this conversation with Greg will explore what it means to accompany others in search of truth, connections, and… adventure. The experience of the Ignatius Jesuit Center – which includes 500 acres of community farm and 100 acres of old growth forest accessible to the public – will serve as a concrete example of the kind of reconciliation with the First Peoples, the earth and its creatures that can be developed.

About Our Guest

Greg Kennedy is a Jesuit priest and a spiritual director at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, in Guelph. He is also a philosopher, an ecologist and a poet. 


The series “Being a Leader: Lunchtime Conversations” offers opportunities to reflect with organizational and community leaders upon the challenges of social transformation in a complex world, and to better appreciate the resources we can rely on to act within this complex world. Organized by the Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Saint Paul University.

For our previous interview visit our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS5pibFZ2-DNxXjlYHjhBcw

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