Jennie M. Ratcliffe discusses the moral and spiritual aspects of climate crisis in Nothing Lowly in the Universe
in partnership with the Center for Ecozoic Studies
Wednesday, March 4th, 7 pm
In a wide-ranging analysis, Jennie Ratcliffe shows how the ecological and climate crisis is, at its heart, a spiritual and moral crisis, and how the social, economic, scientific, technological, and spiritual conditions that have led to overconsumption, reliance on growth amid inequality, and violence to each other and the earth community, are interconnected. Drawing on Quaker, Buddhist, and other traditions and the work of Gandhi, E.F. Schumacher, Thomas Berry and others, she shows how the principles of a deep ecology, economy and peace are being put into practice around the world and how we can transform our ways of living and discover what really sustains us and the wider natural world.
Jennie M. Ratcliffe, Ph.D. is an environmental research scientist, a longtime Quaker, and activist. After obtaining a Master’s degree in pollution studies and a doctorate in environmental epidemiology from the Universities of Manchester and London, U.K., she has worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Universities of London and North Carolina, and other institutions for over 40 years. She has also worked with many local groups advocating for a more peaceable, equitable and sustainable world.