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Finding Our Story Within Eco‑Spirituality

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Roots and Wings
Finding Our Story Within Eco‑Spirituality

Ecology and Spirituality
A Vision for Unitarianism and Unitarian Universalism
in the 21st Century


Presented by Rev Lara Cowtan
at the UUE Eco‑Spirituality Conference in Prague

September 15th, 2018
Čapek Hall, Anenská 5, Prague 1 (Old Town)


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Rev Lara Cowtan

Cypresses in Starry Night, Reed Drawing by Vincent Van Gogh

Cypresses in Starry Night, Reed Drawing by Van Gogh

Our spiritual response to the environmental crisis can bring us to understand ourselves as part of the divine wholeness of the natural world, finding our self intertwined with the web of life in a way that enriches all life.


1. Old City of Prague
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2. Neytiri and Jake’s Avatar

3. Robin Wall Kimmerer

4. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photo: Nobert Capek

5. Norbert Čapek

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Educational Event Raises $8300 for Wild Salmon

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Above: Second from right, guest speaker Ernest Alfred elected band counsellor and a teacher for Indigenous language and culture from Alert Bay, descending from the ‘Namgis, Mamalilikala and Tawit’sis First Nations

February 16, 2018

An educational event on wild salmon was held, February 16, at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on unceded Musqueam land. More than $8300 was raised to support wild salmon and coastal First Nations calling for the urgent removal of open-net fish farms. Importantly, we also raised awareness, inspiration, hope, knowledge and commitment – to do more.

The evening began with an entrance into the Sanctuary following traditional coastal First Nations protocol. Visitors declare who they are and request permission to land (or enter) the territory of their host. Cecilia Point representing the Musqueam First Nation welcomed the visitors with drumming and song. She then lead the visitors in a grand procession to the front of the chapel.

Speakers for the evening were Cecilia Point, Ernest Alfred, Julia McIntyre-Smith and Dr. David Suzuki. Musical entertainment by Barry Truter, Michael Averill and the Re:Sisters. The entire evening was recorded and well worth watching more than once.

You’ll find event highlights below, with photos and bios of speakers and musicians. Thank you to all !

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