Sharing From the Heart is a monthly initiative where young people from China and the United States come together around the pressing ecological, cultural, and spiritual issues of our time. Through sharing thoughts, personal stories, and actions in local settings, Chinese and American youth will begin building cross-cultural bonds to support a vision of a new, ecological civilization.
In this event, Jared Morningstar will explore resources and roadblocks to ecological thinking and living found within both Eastern and Western philosophical and religious systems. He will first discuss Christianity and Islam, detailing potential issues of transcendence and anthropocentrism in these traditions. He will also examine Buddhism and Taoism where one finds a less pronounced historical consciousness than the Abrahamic traditions. To conclude, he will suggest how these traditions can be brought together under a process perspective to go beyond their individual shortcomings.
SPEAKER: Jared Morningstar
Jared is a writer and educator with academic interests in philosophy of religion, Islamic studies, comparative religion, metamodern spirituality, and interfaith dialogue whose work in these areas seeks to offer robust responses to issues of inter-religious conflict, contemporary nihilism, and the “meaning crisis” among other things. You can find his work on YouTube and Medium. Jared works for the Center for Process Studies and the Cobb Institute where he supports these organizations promote a process-relational worldview and flourish in a digital world through aiding in a variety of marketing and communications tasks. He also works for the Psychedelic Medicine Association where he helps communicate the latest insights in psychedelic research for mental health conditions to an audience of clinicians and other healthcare professionals. You can learn more about Jared and his work at: https://jaredmorningstar.com
Friday, Mar 3, 2023