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The Earth is the Lord’s: Environmental Spirituality in Judaism and Christianity

An exploration of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ magnificent encyclical on the environment
in the light of Jewish and Christian spirituality. Topics will include Sabbath and Creation,
The Wilderness as Abiding Presence, Franciscan Spirituality and the Vision of Teilhard de Chardin.

The Earth is the Lord’s: Environmental Spirituality in Judaism and Christianity

Led by: Sr Margaret Shepherd and Jonathan Gorsky

An exploration of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ magnificent encyclical on the environment
in the light of Jewish and Christian spirituality. Topics will include Sabbath and Creation,
The Wilderness as Abiding Presence, Franciscan Spirituality and the Vision of Teilhard de Chardin.

This course will be led by Sr Margaret Shepherd and Jonathan Gorsky. Sr Margaret is a Sister of Sion; Director of the Sion Centre for Dialogue & Encounter; Advisor on Catholic Jewish relations for the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales; and Honary Life Vice President of the Ammerdown Centre. Jonathan Gorsky is an Orthodox Jewish Scholar and former lecturer of Judaism and Jewish Christian Relations at Heythrop College. Prior to this, Jonathan served as Education Advisor for the Council of Christians and Jews.

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Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.