All social change, large or small, is ultimately about people. In a rapidly changing world, where environmental news is so often bleak, how can individuals and communities recognize and deepen their connections to the natural world? What forms can these relationships take, and how do they relate to physical, mental and spiritual well-being? What historical and contemporary barriers to engagement must be acknowledged and addressed, so that natural spaces and efforts to enjoy and conserve them are inclusive and accessible?
The AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion program invites you to join a conversation with award-winning author J. Drew Lanham and the executive director of Green Muslims, Sevim Kalyoncu, about personal engagement with nature and deepening humanity’s relationship to the natural world. We will also explore how diverse faith groups, other community organizations, and individuals can support and sustain positive change- whether at the scale of their cities, towns and neighborhoods, within their families, or for themselves.