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November 4, 2017: Hope and Healing in the Anthropocene


Hope and Healing in the Anthropocene: Inspiration, Conversation, Transformation

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall

Registration and Refreshment: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Program concludes at 3:30 p.m.
  • Offering: $15 / lunch and refreshments
  • Iona Students and Community gratis

Register by October 15 to

In keeping with our Berry Forum practice, this event will be a vegetarian / Zero-Waste Program

Calling Healers, Nurses, Guides, Therapists, Workers for Well-Being

The Anthropocene is upon us, the era we humans have made for ourselves and of our planet. A moment of promise, crisis and creativity, our task now is learning to live in this new age of uncertainty and disruption and undertake The Great Work of making a truly flourishing Earth Home for ourselves and all our relations. Thomas Berry exhorts us toward strategies for awakening and resistance, for healing and resilience. In circles of hope we convene to imagine and practice a way forward, toward a new world of welfare and wellbeing for ourselves and all living kind.

The Thomas Berry Forum at Iona and the Collaborative for Palliative Care at Fordham University invite you to a day of creative and contemplative inquiry with a host of healers, teachers and practitioners who will invite us into informative and transformative dialogue on the challenges of being well and offering wellness – of body, mind, and spirit – to an ecologically, socially and spiritually suffering planet.

Berry Forum collaborator, Mary Beth Morrissey, Ph.D., MPH, JD, will keynote our gathering to offer her wisdom from the fields of public health and law. Author, researcher, and program director for the Post-Master's Health Care and Management Certificate Program in Public Health, Palliative and Long-Term Care at Fordham University Gabelli Schools of Business, she is founding president of Collaborative for Palliative Care, Inc., and a Fellow of Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center.

Animating Voices:
Brian Brown, JD, Ph.D., Berry Forum
Kevin Cawley, CFC, Ph.D., Berry Forum
Kathleen Deignan, CND, Ph.D., Berry Forum
Daniel Martin, Ph.D., Berry Forum
Karen Killeen, DAc, RN, MS, Holistic Clinician
Rabbi Larry Troster, Jewish Environmentalism
Rev. Peggy Clarke, UU Ecological Ministry
Diane J. Abatemarco, Ph.D., MSW, Pediatric Health 
Phil Gerrity, MA, MDiv, Spirituality / Global Health
Vin Maher, JD, Health Care Management Iona
Jeanne Anselmo, Green Island Sangha, Holistic Nurse
Orla Cashman, Ph.D.,Clinical Social Work & Therapist 
Nanako Saka, Ph.D., Fukushima Focus
Doug Decandia, MA, Sustainable Agriculture