SOURCE: Judson Memorial Church

Judson Memorial Church - New York City

January 31, 2011 07:00 ET

Author Clark Strand to Speak on "The 12 Steps of Ecological Recovery" at Judson Church

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - (Judson Memorial Church): Internationally-acclaimed author and public speaker Clark Strand will offer his take on the relationship between ecology, addiction, and the power of recovery programs in the presentation, "The 12 Steps of Ecological Recovery." 

The talk starts at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 25th, at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South in Manhattan.

Why do human beings continue to destroy the environment when they know it's destroying their quality of life? The answer is stunningly simple and logical -- addiction. Addiction to a pattern of consumption and perpetual motion that creates a physical, spiritual, and emotional rift between themselves and the planet. Drawing upon the ideas and methods established by addiction recovery programs, Strand will explore this cultural dynamic, and offer observations about living with ecological accountability and honesty in the modern world.

Clark Strand is the founder of the Green Meditation Society in Woodstock, New York, which promotes an ecologically-based approach to spiritual practice, drawing upon the environmental teachings of the world's great religious traditions. He writes a weekly on-line column for and his work consistently places him at the leading edge of interfaith dialogue on spirituality and the environment. Praised by President Jimmy Carter for his groundbreaking insights into Biblical scripture, and by Zen master Norman Fischer as "an astonishingly eclectic spiritual seeker," Strand is the embodiment of today's "spiritual, but not religious" culture.

"The 12 Steps of Ecological Recovery" is free to the public, and following the hour-long presentation there will be a question-and-answer period.

About Judson Memorial Church
For 120 years, Judson Memorial Church in New York City has been a sanctuary for progressive activism and artistic expression. Led by Senior Minister Donna Schaper and Minister Michael Ellick, Judson continues its long history of involvement with peace action, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender events, post-modern arts, and the innovative Community Ministry program that trains future clergy on involving congregations in social-change activities.

Judson is open to all, regardless of faith, and is affiliated with United Church of Christ and American Baptist Churches.

Contact Information

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    Michael Ellick
    Judson Memorial Church
    55 Washington Square South
    New York, New York 10012
    212 477 0351 Phone
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