Engaged Hope: Grounded Leadership in an Era of Ecological Emergency

September 24-25, 2020
12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, Thursday and Friday


Four leaders who are deeply exploring the intersections of spirituality and the land, or the intersections of spiritual practice and climate justice will share conversation on the afternoons of Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25.

  • Susan MacKenzie, Ph.D., is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and educator. She is an expert in ecosystem management and a Maine Master Naturalist. 
  • Rev. Francis Kinyua, an Elder in the Methodist Church of Kenya, leads the  leads The Church at Spring Forest, a decentralized mission church anchored in a small farm and a growing network of neighborhood gardens.
  • Jay O'Hara (West Falmouth, MA, Friends Meeting) is a co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center and is recognized by his Quaker meeting to serve as a traveling minister in New England.
  • Saarah Yasmin Latif s a part of the GreenFaith Fellowship Program, an interfaith coalition working towards bettering the environment, and she recently completed a five-month internship at Sprout by Design, an organization in New York City focused on urban farming education and design.

Find more information and register on the BTS Center website.