Jennie M. Ratcliffe discusses the moral and spiritual aspects of climate crisis in NOTHING LOWLY IN THE UNIVERSE


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.

CES is a research and education center for the realization of an ecological-cultural age. The mission of CESis to advance ecology and culture as the organizing principles of societies. Our vision is of a flourishing Earth community and full human development. We are grounded in the work of Thomas Berry, a leading cultural historian, ecologist, and philosopher of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Our work includes, research, publications, education, events, arts, and action. CES is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It was founded in 2000 by Herman Greene, JD, DMin, who continues to serve as its president.
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Nothing Lowly in the Universe: An Integral Approach to the Ecological Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733660006
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Published: Crundale Press - May 29th, 2019