Transformative Experiences in Nature

Announcing A Cortona Week Presentation by Susan Eirich
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Dr. Susan Eirich has been invited to speak at the prestigious international Cortona Week 2022 to be held in Pontignano, Italy, June 26 – July 3, 2022. Speakers and guests from around the world are selected by the Cortona Friends committee and asked to share insights about emerging themes of our times ranging from ecology to biodiversity, from science to spirituality, and from artificial intelligence to space science. This will be Susan’s third invitation to present at a Cortona Friends event.

Susan’s workshop, Transformative Experiences in Nature: A Path to a Livable Planet, will emphasize the heart-based philosophy of Reconnection Ecology®, an approach to wildland conservation she has pioneered through her personal experiences and her work as a wildlife biologist and psychologist.

“Many of us have had profound moments of connection with a nonhuman being,” says Dr. Eirich. “Earthfire’s work supports the importance of those experiences, helping us trust them and integrate them into our professional and personal lives; moving us to take action on behalf of all Life.”

Founded over 30 years ago by internationally renowned scientist Dr. Pier Luigi Luisi and famed Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, the ultimate aim of Cortona Week is to “forge and catalyze a new class of world leaders” by “open[ing]up the horizon of the participants [graduate students and young leaders] to the values of ecology, ethics, tolerance, internal introspection as well as the actual new frontiers of science, literature, art, economics… where life becomes a system view of interacting parts, and not an addition of single isolated domains” (Cortona Friends Website).

Learn more about Cortona Week at Limited scholarships are available.

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