God and the Good: Thinking Religion and Ethics – Karen Armstrong on “Sacred Nature”

The lecture series ‘God and the Good’ is back!

When? Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Where? Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA

Time? Doors open 6.30pm, talks and discussion 7.30pm-9.00pm

Here is the abstract: Our discussion of nature has become scientific and abstract. This talk will examine a number of ways in which we can relate to the natural world at a deeper level by adopting attitudes that were cultivated in the religious traditions of China, India, Greece, and Islam. To deal with issues like climate change, it is not a question of changing beliefs, but of adopting practices that will change our minds and hearts. 

Karen Armstrong is one of the world’s leading commentators on religious affairs. She is the author of over 16 books, including A History of God, which became an international bestseller. Her new book – Sacred Nature: How Can We Recover Our Bond with the Natural World – will be published by Bodley Head in June.

The talk is free and refreshments will be available. Find further details here, and if there are any questions, contact Bob Stern (r.stern@sheffield.ac.uk)