Environmental Humanities

In honor of the Winter Solstice, we share this moment of quiet reflection from one of our favorite poets, Mary Oliver.


By Mary Oliver

Hope – that potent elixir of heretofore unknown strength can move the proverbial mountains. It is arguably our greatest resource. But in a world of increasing obstacles and intensity, hope can be a scarce commodity – the overwhelming nature of the problems before us can easily lead to paralysis and despair.


There has been much religious activity surrounding COP26 since last Thursday's update. Here are a few of the top stories.

On October 25 - November 2, Stanford University will be holding the Contemplation by Design Summit, an interactive online event encompassing talks, live meditations, workshops, and more. 

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