Author Clark Strand to Speak on "The 12 Steps of Ecological Recovery" at Judson Church

Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:00am EST

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  NEW YORK, NY, Jan 31 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
(Judson Memorial Church): Internationally-acclaimed author and public
speaker Clark Strand will offer his take on the relationship between
ecology, addiction, and the power of recovery programs in the
presentation, "The 12 Steps of Ecological Recovery." 

    The talk starts at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 25th, at Judson Memorial
Church, 55 Washington Square South in Manhattan.

    Why do human beings continue to destroy the environment when they know
it's destroying their quality of life? The answer is stunningly simple
and logical -- addiction. Addiction to a pattern of consumption and
perpetual motion that creates a physical, spiritual, and emotional rift
between themselves and the planet. Drawing upon the ideas and methods
established by addiction recovery programs, Strand will explore this
cultural dynamic, and offer observations about living with ecological
accountability and honesty in the modern world.

    Clark Strand is the founder of the Green Meditation Society in Woodstock,
New York, which promotes an ecologically-based approach to spiritual
practice, drawing upon the environmental teachings of the world's great
religious traditions. He writes a weekly on-line column for
and his work consistently places him at the leading edge of interfaith
dialogue on spirituality and the environment. Praised by President Jimmy
Carter for his groundbreaking insights into Biblical scripture, and by
Zen master Norman Fischer as "an astonishingly eclectic spiritual
seeker," Strand is the embodiment of today's "spiritual, but not
religious" culture. 

    "The 12 Steps of Ecological Recovery" is free to the public, and
following the hour-long presentation there will be a question-and-answer

    About Judson Memorial Church
 For 120 years, Judson Memorial Church in
New York City has been a sanctuary for progressive activism and artistic
expression. Led by Senior Minister Donna Schaper and Minister Michael
Ellick, Judson continues its long history of involvement with peace
action, immigrant rights, reproductive rights,
gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender events, post-modern arts, and the
innovative Community Ministry program that trains future clergy on
involving congregations in social-change activities. 

    Judson is open to all, regardless of faith, and is affiliated with United
Church of Christ and American Baptist Churches. 


For more information visit or contact:

Michael Ellick
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
212 477 0351 Phone
212 995 0844 Fax 

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