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Encountering God in nature: A webinar on ecological conversion

Encountering God in nature: A webinar on ecological conversion

The Reconciliation with Creation (RwC) network of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) offers a webinar on ecological conversion for this season of Lent. Dr Peter Saunders from Melbourne, Australia and Fr Rajesh Jose Punchathalackal SJ from Kerala, India are sharing their experiences on encountering God in nature.

Peter is a retreat guide, formator, spiritual director and bushwalker of the Australian outback. He founded the Being with God in Nature ministry that provides opportunities for people to discover the face of God within the natural world around us through retreats and activities at Jesuit centers of Ignatian Spirituality and at parks, hills, and coastal settings.

Fr Rajesh is the founder of Sahajeevanam, an eco-musement park in Kerala, India that promotes an eco-aesthetic counterculture experience for the youth. Fr Rajesh also initiated a cave retreat eco-spirituality center that combines the teachings of Laudato Si’ with the conversion experience of Saint Ignatius.

This is the first of a series of webinars on ecological conversion this year that the JCAP-RwC network offers. Key questions that the network wants to respond to are: What is ecological conversion? How does it fit with Ignatian spirituality? What can individuals and ministries do? What might it mean for the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific and its ministries?

Encountering God in Nature is a one-hour webinar (language: English) and will be held on 25 March, Thursday at 12:00pm (Asia/Manila time) and will use the Zoom platform. To join, please go to http://bit.ly/jcap_webinar_register.

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