MA in Ecology and Spirituality

To mark their 25th year of learning in the field of ecology and spirituality, Schumacher College is launching this new postgraduate programme in partnership with Lampeter University of Wales, Trinity St David.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 NOVEMBER 2016

Selection and Interviews from mid November 2016

Programme Registration Schumacher College: 6 January 2017

The timeframe applies to course modules only; thesis writing is not included.

Schumacher Green Heart

Summary:

Looking at the role of spirituality, religion, science and narrative as the underlying causes and solutions to our ecological crises, this is a rich and radical mix of theory and experience that allows you to explore your own inner landscape and how it relates to your actions in the world.

Background:

At this point in human history, many academics, activists, leaders and thinkers are calling for an urgent reconsideration of the cultural narratives and spiritual values that support our very existence on the planet. In an attempt to divert the current trajectory of ‘progress’ and ‘development’ towards a more sustainable and equitable future, this requires objective and critical thinking about our relationship and connection to the natural world, to the people and communities around us and to the very beliefs and values that drive our individual and collective actions.

This programme in Ecology and Spirituality brings together the theological legacy of academic work at Lampeter, University of Wales Trinity Saint David with the ecological and transformative learning developed to postgraduate level by Schumacher College over 25 years. It explores the role of spirituality, religion, philosophy, science and narrative as the underlying causes, but also the potential solutions, to the systemic ecological crises in which we find ourselves. From different perspectives this programme will track the roots, thought-lines and stories that have caused our modern-day disconnection from the natural world and from each other – and look at ways in which we might make re-connection, in theory and in practice, for ourselves and for others.

More than simply postgraduate study, this programme is a personal and experiential journey – an opportunity for you to deeply explore your own inner landscape and how it relates to your actions in the outer world. Safely held within the transformational space that Schumacher College has become known for worldwide, you will combine critical thinking and academic rigour with an exploration of your own values, beliefs and personal narratives and how these fit, and find resonance and authenticity with your life and work. This is a chance to look at your own disconnection – its origins, influences and consequences – and in doing so find personal and collective solutions to living in a more sustainable, resilient, connected and beautiful world.

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