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Sunday 16 February 2020Revering the Universe, Caring for Nature: An Ecospirituality Symposium: Please join us for this one-day symposium featuring presentations about Earth-centered spirituality and values from religious and secular perspectives. Ecospirituality means different things to different people. At its essence it comprises a basic assumption about the deep and sacred interconnectedness of all life. The aim of the symposium is to bring together people from secular and faith-based backgrounds, academics, students, environmentalists and interested citizens, to explore the meaning of ecospirituality and its role in our daily lives. Morning and afternoon coffee and tea will be available, but to ensure this symposium is free and open to all, lunch is not provided. Participants are invited to bring or purchase their own lunch at nearby cafés. For more information, contact: Vicente Lopes, Dept of Biology, Texas State University (who is currently on sabbatical in Hamilton) by clicking here.


  • 12:00pm: Welcome and whakawhānaungatanga
  • 12:20pm: Dr Vicente L. Lopes: Reimagining the Nature-Human Connection: An Ecospiritual Perspective
  • 12:45pm: Dr Norman Franke: Languages of nature: an eco-poetic approach
  • 1:10pm: Dr Will Taegel (via Zoom): Ennake: Bridging the Split Between Humans and Earth’s Quantum Eco-Fields
  • 1:35pm: Earna Walker: Kaitiakitanga and Spirituality
  • 2:00pm: afternoon tea (provided)
  • 2:30pm: Workshop: Exploring spiritual practices that draw our attention to creation
  • 4:30pm: Poroporoaki: reflections and discussion

Saturday 20 June 2020Multicultural Tree Planting: EarthDiverse, the Waikato Interfaith Council, the Waikato Multicultural Council, GoEco, Kaivolution, the Waikato Muslim Association, Friends of Waiwhakareke, and the Hamilton City Council are co-organising a Community-wide tree planting event to take place in Hamilton on Saturday 20 June 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm (Rain or Shine). Bring a spade or shovel (if you have one), and gumboots, hat, some gardening gloves and some water. Otherwise, just come and bring a a smile. If you don’t want to dig there will be other ways to help out (like helping out with serving a light lunch). A light lunch will be served (courtesy of Kaivolution, GoEco, WIFCO, the Bahá’í Community and the Waikato Muslim Association). 100 people would mean planting 5-10 saplings each. Mark this date in your diaries now! Come and help offset your carbon usage!

If you wish to be involved, or if your group would like to help with organising and or promotion, please contact us as soon as possible at <info @ earth diverse.org.nz>.

Annual Interfaith Service, October 2020. Date and details to be announced.

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