Mother Earth and the Megamachine

Mother Earth and the Megamachine

Monday    |    18:30 - 21:00 (02/10/2017) (UTC+0), Duration: 02:30 Place: Mercy International Centre, Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland
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A ten-session series starting October 2nd
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This autumn, Woman Spirit Ireland, an independent, non-profit, educational company, with charitable status, is offering a ten week series on the topic, especially inspired by Rosemary Radford Ruether’s first articles on feminism and ecology: Mother Earth and the Megamachine, which has had widespread circulation throughout the world.

We are still in the planning stages, but through a series of invited resource speakers and guests offering opportunities for integration, our aim will be to offer the most up to date work on religion, feminism, violence, and ecology in an accessible manner.

Venue: Mercy International Centre, 64, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Dates: October 2nd to December 11th, 2017 ten sessions excluding Bank Holiday, Oct 30th

Times: 6:30-7:00. Tea and coffee will be available to facilitate those coming from various commitments, who can also bring their own supper.

7:00 —7:30 A half hour meditative, reflective period will be offered to those who wish to partake.

7:30 —9:00 Input and group discussion on the topic of the evening.

Topics to be covered

Our final plans are still in progress but here are some of the topics and resource persons who have already agreed to participate.

* Overview of feminist approaches to the relationship between ecology, religion, feminism, and violence

* Feminist rituals to resist oppression and cultivate hope throughout the world

* Indigenous approaches to ecology

* Responding spiritually and actively to the challenge of climate change

* Medicine, worldview and ecology

* Ecology, colonialism and feminism

* Drawing on the strength of our BodySouls to work through despair.

Resource Persons (to date)

Nuala Ahern: www.greenfoundationireland.ie

Mary Condren: https://tcd.academia.edu/MaryCondren

Sheila Curran: https://www.amri.ie/staff

Jacob Erikson: https://www.tcd.ie/research/profiles/?profile=ericksoj

Siobhán Garrigan: https://www.tcd.ie/loyola-instit…/staff/siobhan_garrigan.php

Sally Ann O’Reilly: see www.someti.ie (and find Sally Ann)

Emmett Walsh: www.medicalherbalist.ie

Integrative work

In addition, a team from Woman Spirit Ireland will take responsibility for the integrative work being offered each evening.

Venue: Mercy International Centre, 64, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Dates: October 2nd to December 11th, 2017 ten sessions excluding Bank Holiday, Oct 30th

Times: 6:30-7:00. Tea and coffee will be available to facilitate those coming from various commitments, who can also bring their own supper. Donations welcome to cover the additional cost.

7:00 —7:30 A half hour meditative, or reflective period will be offered to those who wish to partake.

7:30 —9:00 Input and group discussion on the topic of the evening.

Registration Procedures

To register online, please go to the Donate button on the Woman Spirit email page, and write in registration.

To register by snail mail: Please send your fee to our company address: 30A Parkhill Rise, Kilnamanagh, Dublin 24 DH33. Please do not forget to include your email address, and contact phone number.

Since we value building a strong, educational, and supportive group, registration is for the full series only. Only in exceptional circumstances will we allow attendance for an individual session.

Timing: Arrival for tea/coffee, and integrative/meditative sessions is optional. However, we will request that those who can only arrive for 7:30 wait outside the main room until the input session begins, so as not to disturb the meditative or integrative work.
Registration

Early Bird: €135:00, or €75:00 (concessions). Concessions are available to those whose sole income is Social Welfare, or full-time students. Early Bird will apply up to September 16th 2017.

Regular fees (payable after Sept. 16th): €150:00, or €90:00 concessions.

Supporting contributions: We always welcome supporting contributions to help assist those on low incomes, and to plan for future events.

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