Wednesday, May 8, 2024


7:30 - 8:30 PM


Climate Justice

Seasonal events honoring the pain of loss through the liturgical year

Wednesdays  7:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Online

“We know and feel in our bones that something primal is amiss. Our extended home is being eroded. It is essential that we stop and recognize these losses…to respond with sorrow, outrage and apology at these places touched by so much loss.” — Francis Weller

So many of us know this truth voiced by Francis Weller. And yet, we have so few opportunities to express our sorrow, fear, sadness and yes, even despair about a future of life in a climate-changed world. It takes courage to touch the places inside ourselves where these truths live — those thoughts and feelings that likely keep many of us up at night, but are too often held inside us, in a space both alone, and lonely.

To create space for these feelings, The BTS Center — together with The Many, an extraordinary group of songwriters, spoken word artists and liturgists — has created Lament with Earth — seasonal events featuring original music, poetry, rituals, images, scripture and videos to reflect different seasons of loss through the liturgical year. These events are interactive, inviting you to pray and sing along. You are  invited to bring your own sense of loss and sadness. We lament together, and also share that which has been a balm to our grief, strengthening us for the work we know awaits us.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 • Video recording
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 • Video recording
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Wednesday, June 12, 2024



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