November 2023 Eco-Spiritual Calendar
Updated: Nov 25
November 1-5, 2023, online - The Work That Reconnects Network is having its first-ever Gaian Gathering. "The event is online and features a curated mix of world-renowned keynote speakers, skill-building workshops, and live practices of the Work That Reconnects. We’ll also have spaces to express our creativity through art and music, and find community through networking designed for meaningful connections."
November 2, 2023, at 1 p.m. PT on Zoom - The Global Kinship Group of Creation Spirituality Communities meets every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. PT. This month they will have a webinar presentation by Dr. Ursula Goodenough, PhD: Taking Nature to Mind and Heart: Exploring a Religious Naturalist Orientation. Register here. Members of the Global Kinship community also generally meet on the Monday evening following each webinar; this month it will be on November 13, 2023 at 6 p.m. PT for 20 minutes to "turn our attention to the emerging Noosphere to allow the focus and vision of the presenter to enter our own consciousness, thereby expanding the Noosphere through our meditation." Register here.
November 3, 2023, at 3 p.m. PT on Zoom - ProSocial World is presenting a free seminar by Sarah Woods: Fateful Lines – How Changing the Story can Change the World, Sarah, an award-winning playwright, and creative systems thinker, will explore "how working with story and pattern can help reveal fateful lines, and support the current challenges we have as a species, living with other species, on a finite planet." This seminar will be especially of interest to those in the arts attuned to an evolutionary perspective. Register here.
November 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PT on Zoom - UCC Environmental Ministries is presenting a webinar: From Greenwashing to Environmental Justice. Panelists will provide a critical assessment of the greenwashing and corporate capture of the upcoming Climate Change Conference (COP28), and will also cast an alternative vision and pathway forward. Register here.
Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith
Matthew Illian, Director of Responsible Investing, United Church Funds
Rev. Chebon Kernell, Executive Director, Native American Comprehensive Plan
Cansın Leylim, Associate Director Global Campaigns, 350.org
November 9, 2023, in person only - the Garrison Institute will be hosting Metamorphosis: Create the Transformation We Need Now - "a daylong public forum gathering leaders and practitioners in contemplative-based social change. Many notable individuals will lead dialogues and immersion groups, including Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim." This is an in-person-only event in New York City. Follow Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology on their Facebook page.
November 14, 2023 - Bioneers Learning is presenting a 4-week course Honoring Your Emotional Ecosystem on Tuesdays starting November 14th through December 5, 2023, from 11 a.m. - to 12:30 p,m., PT led by author, researcher, and emotions-and-empathy expert Karla McLaren, M.Ed., Register here.
November 14, 2023, at 5 p.m. PT on Facebook live - Global Ministries is having their EarthKeepers Commissioning celebrating this year’s projects supporting sustainability in resilience, energy, food production, waste management, and more. Fifty-seven leaders will be recognized who are "working to ensure the just restoration and flourishing of God’s creation." Register here.
November 17-19 2023 - Human Energy presents the N2 Conference – The Noosphere at 100: The Future of Human Collective Consciousness at the International House, University of California, 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720. The 3-day conference, features thought leaders, scholars across fields, and eminent scientists, including Philip Beesley, Johan Bollen, Anne Clin, John Cressler, Terrence Deacon, Ilia Delio, Ben Goertzel, Francis Heylighten, Kevin Kelly, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Jaron Lanier, Wolfgang Leidhold, Raphael Liogier, Louis Savary, Gregory Stock, Brian Thomas Swimme, David Sloan Wilson, and others. The program includes plenary and concurrent sessions featuring invited and selected presentations and a selected poster exhibit. The program will be available for free online.
November 28, 2023, at 6-7:30 p.m. PT - SOCAN will have their monthly meeting at Medford Public Library, 205 S Central, with Garett Long, Director of Agriculture, Troon Vineyard speaking about Dirty Hands & Clean Hearts: Addressing Soil Health with Biodynamic and Regenerative Farming
November 30- December 12, 2023 - in person only in Dubai- The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 28 Pre-sessionals will take place from 24 to 29 November. The overview schedule of the conference is now available. The detailed calendar of events will be published daily throughout the conference.
December 9, 2023, from 3-6 p.m. PT - SOCAN will be having a Solstice Gathering to celebrate the season to enjoy good food, drink, and company. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and your choice of drink. Nonalcoholic spiced cider will be provided.