Free live stream featuring renowned religious historian Karen Armstrong in her book Sacred Nature: Reclaiming Our Ancient Connection to the Natural World.
HOUSTON, TX, USA, September 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Renowned Historian of Religion Karen Armstrong will discuss his latest book Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Connection to the Natural World in a free Live Stream Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 pm PT. The live broadcast is a recording of her recent appearance on Progressive Forum in Houston.
Those interested can register for the live broadcast at: https://www.progressiveforumhouston.org/event/karen-armstrong-livestream.
Livestream attendees will receive a 15% discount on Sacred Nature through Blue Willow Bookshop, a bookstore partner.
“From the world of faith, Karen Armstrong offers a historical, grounded and reasonable perspective,” said Progressive Forum founder Randall Morton. “Her latest work is a profound exploration of nature’s spiritual power, an urgent call to bring that power back into everyday life.”
The event is sponsored by Ann Hamilton, who has served as Senior Grants Officer for the Houston Endowment for 18 years. She serves on the board of directors of The Aransas Project, Bayou City Initiative, and The Progressive Forum, and is an honorary director of the International Crane Foundation and Philosophical Society of Texas.
Karen Armstrong is a best-selling author and is making her third appearance on The Progressive Forum. Among her many books, notable works include The Story of God, The Case for God, and her memoir The Spiral Staircase. Her works have been translated into 45 languages. In 2008, she was awarded a TED Award and worked with TED to create the Compassionate Charter, an online educational resource created by leading thinkers in Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, Armstrong has become a widely sought-after authority on Islam and fundamentalism. She has spoken in the US Congress, attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, and has spoken at the United Nations. She is the United Nations Ambassador to the Alliance of Civilizations and lives in London.
About sacred nature
Since time immemorial, mankind has looked at nature and seen the divine. In the writings of great thinkers of various religions, the natural world evokes everything from fear to reverence and calm contemplation; God, or whatever one defines the sublime, was present in everything. However, today, even when we are admiring a tree or admiring a stunning landscape, we rarely perceive nature as something sacred.
This very powerful book by the best-selling historian re-sacralizes nature for modernity. Drawing on his vast knowledge of the world’s religious traditions, Armstrong vividly describes the centrality of nature to spirituality throughout the ages. Bringing this age-old wisdom to life, Armstrong shows modern readers how to rediscover the power of nature and connect with something greater than ourselves.
About the Progressive Forum
The Progressive Forum is the only lecture series in the country specifically dedicated to progressive values. It is one of the largest speaker series in the world, hosting in-person events along with free accompanying live streams. Its mission is to provide great minds from all walks of life with answers to questions about the success of individuals, our species and life.
Founded in 2005 by Randall Morton, The Progressive Forum’s history includes several national book releases, including Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Climate Science Father James Hansen’s Storms of My Grandchildren, and Supreme Court Justice Justice My Beloved World Sony Sotomayor. The Forum premiered Robert Redford’s documentary Fighting Goliath: The Texas Coal Wars, presented by Redford. Gloria Steinem celebrated the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s Conference in Houston. Other speakers include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and the 68th Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as Jane Goodall, Ken Burns, Bill Moyers and others.
For more information about The Progressive Forum, go to ProgressiveForumHouston.org.
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