Monthly Wild Luminary Webinar
in partnership with Seminary of the Wild
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Wild Church leaders, Wild Seeds, and subscribers, you are welcome to join this free webinar, in partnership with Seminary of the Wild!
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Sustainability Leader, Educator
and Executive Director of the Earth Charter
The Earth Charter & Contributions
to Planetary Well-being
We welcome you to join us for a conversation with Mirian Vilela, a sustainability leader, educator and the Executive Director of the Earth Charter, as we both hear personal stories and larger vision around this global movement towards a more just, sustainable and peaceful world. The Earth Charter worldview "seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It considers that the current challenges humanity is facing comes from a sense of disconnection with the essence of our lives and other beings, as well as a lack of shared values and an ethical global consciousness." But what does this really look like for our lives, our families, our workplaces, the greater than human world? How do we make such a great vision practically relevant and embodied in our everyday lives?
The first hour of our webinar will be a chance to hear from Mirian, through a guided dialogue by Seminary of the Wild founders. Afterwards, you are invited to join a thirty minute breakout room dialogue with fellow participants, prompted by questions on the topics brought forth in her talk.
Mirian Vilela is the Executive Director of the Earth Charter International Secretariat and the Center for Education for Sustainable Development at UPEACE. Mirian has been working with the Earth Charter Initiative since early 1996. She coordinates the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter and served as a member of the UNESCO Expert Reference Group for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). Over the years she has led and facilitated numerous international workshops, courses and seminars on values and principles for sustainability. Prior to her work with the Earth Charter, Mirian worked for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) for two years in preparation of the 1992 UN Earth Summit and a year at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She actively participated in the 2002 World Summit of Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg, and the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development/ Rio+20. Mirian holds a PhD. in Education from LaSalle University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was an Edward Mason Fellow. She is originally from Brazil.
Learn more about the Earth Charter here: https://earthcharter.org/
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