The main thread of this course is guided by the demise of humanity and how rituals can help us engage the ongoing loss of natural biomes and the destruction of the earth in this time called anthropocene. In this course, students will 1) create weekly rituals for our community; 2) learn to do rituals by actually doing them, engaging a plurality of voices and a variety of resources. We will strive to learn how to create rituals that help us do the work of mourning collectively. As we do this, we hope to help each other move away from apathy and despair, while embracing our vulnerability and strengthening our work for the healing of the earth and ourselves.
Note: Responsibility for each Tuesday worship service in James Chapel is required.
- Professor: Cláudio Carvalhaes