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Does Your Spiritual Life Include WATER?

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          Sara Leeland, PhD

Sara Leeland, PhD

Ancient Chinese teacher Lao Tzu said, “The greatest good is like water that nourishes all things.”

Philosopher Sara Leeland, PhD will explain how we can enhance spiritual life flow by developing gratitude for the water in our lives. Leeland explains why social justice advocates need to think clearly at this point in history about the 1.4 billion people living on our planet who lack access to clean water.

She will address the importance of responding both politically and practically; but also in spiritual depth, to water pollution issues such as the Gulf and Kalamazoo oil spills and the pollution of Michigan waters from the process of generating electricity through the use of fossil fuels.

Dr. Leeland has written and given presentations about the crucial importance of water issues. She was one of the presenters at Hope College's October 2009 Critical Issues Symposium, "At Waters Edge: Complacency, Thirst, Action." She also coordinated the multi-disciplinary environmental studies program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state's honors college.

She has taught environmental ethics at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids and Hope Academy for Senior Professionals in Holland. Currently listed as adjunct associate professor of philosophy at Aquinas College, Leeland carries the message that our very lives depend on water and she continues to offer programs throughout a wide geographical area.

If you are interested in clean, life-giving water for yourself, your children and the future, you will be grateful for having attended this program, offered to the public free of charge--goodwill donations and/or sponsorships are graciously accepted. Although the event is free, we ask that you call the DCM Receptionist at (616) 454-1241 to save a spot for yourself and your friends so we can plan for comfortable accomodations.

Date: Tuesday – September 14, 2010 from 7 – 9 PM - There will be a break after the presentation followed by a question and answer session.
Location: Dominican Center at Marywood: Rooms 1, 2, 3 -- 2025 East Fulton
Free parking on Marywood campus – enter parking lot from Lakeside, NE.

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