Let us celebrate the natural world in the languages of literature, science, and silence. Let us tell new stories that invite a deeper kinship with the world. Let us face our grief at the harm we have done and the global results of our disregard. Then we can ask the important questions: What do we make of the wonder and the sorrow? What response is worthy of us as moral beings?

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The truths of our time are deeply challenging – the on-rushing extinctions, the coming storms, and the moral necessity of safeguarding Earth’s beautiful lives. Words alone cannot express the urgency of action. And so we turn to music. 

Essayist Kathleen Dean Moore and pianist Rachelle McCabe present “In a Time of Extinctions, a Call to Life,” a program of words and music, with an interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.” Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. on Wednesday, January 21, starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00. This special event is free and open to the public.

Kathleen and Rachelle will also present this program in Seattle, at the University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave NE. at 7:00 on Sunday, January 25. It's also free and open to the public.

 


Featured Books

MORAL GROUND: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, Foreword by Desmond Tutu

Although climate destabilization is a scientific and technical issue, it is primarily a moral issue. MORAL GROUND gathers the testimony of one hundred of the world’s moral leaders, all calling us to honor our responsibilities to the future.

"Could there be a more pressing book topic than the fate of humanity?"
– Utne Reader


WILD COMFORT: The Solace of Nature

With stories about kayaking in a snowstorm, wading among salmon in the dark, and cooking breakfast in the desert, Moore offers readers a profound meditation on the healing power of nature.

"In its grounded wisdoms, humility, curiosity, and in the kaleidoscope beauty of its descriptions, Wild Comfort reminds how to see, how to sing; how to welcome, with equal gravity and grace, whatever asks entrance into our lives. It is destined to become a classic."
- Jane Hirshfield