07 February 2017

Eco-Spiritual Revolution: A Father-Son Dialogue

"It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated.
We are all caught  in an inescapable network of mutuality."

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Larry and John Crockett met the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 22, 1967 and have chosen to honor that meeting with this day of conversation exactly 50 years later.

On April 4, 1967, Dr. King delivered a speech forcefully condemning the Vietnam war in which he called for a moral revolution in America that would change its heart and soul.

Join us for this day of dialogue and conversation informed by John's work in contemplative ecology - a perspective rooted in attention to the natural world - and Larry's grounding in biblical faith traditions. We will consider the need for a spiritual revolution in our own time, a change of heart and mind required to restore balance in our relationships with the Earth.

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Larrimore Crockett will soon celebrate 60 years as an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. In addition to having been a parish minister in Dummerston and Guilford, Vermont, he has been a college chaplain, a biblical scholar and a professor of religion and ethics. Over time, his religious faith has evolved, and today he is seeking to understand it anew in the face of an urgent ecological crisis. For many years he has enjoyed singing in several choruses and living in a house on the side of Black Mountain where he can be in the woods and bring in wood for the stove.

John Crockett is a writer, musician, and nature sound recordist who is inspired by the voices of the Earth. He has studied the vocal communication of humpback whales, songbirds and gray seals. He and his partner, Cynthia Hughes, formed the musical duo Coracle in 2005, which blends Celtic harp, cello, Irish whistles and natural soundscape recordings to create programs of Celtic and original music inspired by the land and the sea and their creatures. He has been engaged with contemplative and meditative practices for more than 35 years.

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