“A few years ago, I discovered that environmental activism can be taxing, but practicing gratitude keeps my spirits up. When I began to study gratitude I found that solid research supported a daily practice of gratitude for health and happiness. So I wanted to understand it better, for myself, and for you. In our pursuit of living better with less stuff, we can find many ways to intentionally feel well. Voluntary simplicity, generosity, community can all result from gratitude practice, which takes very little time and effort. What’s not to like?”
Speaker: Karl Perrin
Describing Unitarian religion often focuses on what it isn’t. For me, what makes us religious is our gentle encouragement of a variety of collective and personal “spiritual” practices, broadly conceived. I’ll describe some of mine, and how I grew into them. Perhaps our paths will cross.
Karl Perrin is a life long Unitarian. He learned activism at Sunday school in Detroit, and has been an environmental activist since 1993. Currently he is helping to stop the second dilbit pipeline to Burnaby. In 2012, he wrote an anti-pipeline divestment resolution passed by a wide majority at UCV.
Order of Service
Karl Perrin shares his personal story of engagement with Coastal First Nations. The cumulative industrialization of the Salish Sea is at a tipping point with the planned Kinder Morgan expansion. Our climate future hangs in the balance.
|Date:||May 18, 2017|
May 21 2017 - Karl Perrin - First Nations and Pipelines.mp3
|Date:||June 8, 2017|
Speaker: Karl Perrin
Music by writer/activist Holly Arntzen.
Holly Arntzen is a founding member of the Artist Response Team (ART), an organization that specializes in producing music and entertainment that educates about ecology, including Voices Of Nature school music programs throughout Western Canada. She heads up The Wilds band, along with partner Kevin Wright. (www.ArtistResponseTeam.com) They are currently producing the Rock The Salish Sea! tour to seven communities around the coast, singing ocean-themed songs with large choirs of school children with the mission to inspire citizens of BC and Washington state to protect our precious inland ocean. Inspired by growing up on the shores of the Salish Sea, Holly has dedicated her musical life to singing out for nature.
March of the Spirit Bear:
April 26, 2015
Environmental Action and Spiritual Discipline
Apr 26 2015 - Karl Perrin - Environmental Action and Spiritual Discipline.mp3
|Date:||May 8, 2017|