Feminist Thealogy

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Esther Wyss-Flamm will join us to speak about Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book Braiding Sweetgrass — an acclaimed book which weaves together Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and plant teachings — asks us to live into our responsibilities as inhabitants of the land during climate change. Inspired by a seminar with the author, Esther will launch an exploration of its implication for a “thealogy” and action. Please consider reading a few chapters to enrich our conversation.

Esther says: “Our time together will include a chance for self-reflection, paired and full group sharing about eco-thealogy, exploring the intersection between ecological awareness and feminine spirituality. Women’s ties to the land is an ancestral inheritance that we cannot afford to lose during these times of climate change. Let’s inspire each other to explore this powerful connection together this Sunday!”

No worries if you have not read the book prior to our meeting. You can get a feel for the topic from this recent op-ed in the NYT and YouTube: robin wall kimmerer.

And the next gathering will be:

Sunday, February 11, 2024, 12:00-1:30pm. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179 AD).  A woman larger than her age, Hildegard founded two abbeys in the Rhine Valley, wrote numerous books, practiced herbal medicine, composed music, and committed her visions to illustrated text. She is Germany’s first natural scientist and a recent saint of the Catholic Church. Please read either Illuminations by Mary Sharratt (fiction), or Hildegard of Bingen by Fiona Maddocks (history) for our discussion.

Click here to see the program line-up for the 2023-24 year!

USG Edna Jones Assembly Room