Professor Stephen Scharper
School of the Environment, University of Toronto
Department for the Study of Religion, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto
Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga
Trinity College, Fellow
Massey College, Senior Fellow
Monday, January 16, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Refreshments & Presentation
The Eglinton Grand
400 Eglinton Ave. W
The facts about the pace and scope of climate change are disconcerting, if not downright depressing. Rather than leading to concerted action, they can sometimes lead to personal and political paralysis - and despair. How do we find hope in a time of climate crisis? What are the wellsprings of energized action and resilience in this era of grave ecological challenge? Prof. Scharper suggests that we face both a spiritual and ecological crossroads, and in this talk, he will explore the spiritual and political practice that is attempting to provide both hope and change in this climate-challenged moment.
Prof. Scharper's presentation is part of an ongoing series of compelling lectures for alumni, hosted at venues across the GTA, and is part of a series of programming that celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary. U of T in Your Neighbourhood brings the University right into your community. Stay informed, inspired and connected, because together we are boundless.