June-July-August: Ecological Spirituality
NDVS theme for the summer is Spiritual Ecology.
Spiritual ecology is an emerging field in religion, conservation, and academia recognizing that there is a spiritual facet to all issues related to conservation, environmentalism, and earth stewardship.
Book: A Spiritual Ecology: A Spiritual Response to Our Present Ecological Crisis by Llwellyn Vaughn-Lee & Others [ http://spiritualecology.org/ ]
Sample Article: Is "Green" a Christian Perspective by Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Al Fritsch, SJ explains Chapter 6 of Laudato Si', the Pope's Encyclical on the Environment, "Ecological Education and Spirituality" - encouraging a new lifestyle, educating for ecological conversion, and joy and peace. (2015) [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj6ZYGcV63k ]
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops re-broadcasts the Vatican Video on Laudato Si'. [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXA5_juFgDg ]