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Sacred Trees and Ancient Forests

April 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The forest conducts a silent symphony of nature. Carbon is banked out of the atmosphere and the salvation of oxygen is slipped back into the air. Every leaf performs its quantum grab from the sun into the ring of sugar that smacks of food. The miracle of medicine is released as aerosols that may touch the sky and resolve themselves as rain. Even the dichotomy of one branch’s growth—of zero and one, our system of binary arithmetic—is an ancient proof of the divine. Because nothingness holds the first place of existence in this universe. And will be revealed as a sylvan embryo in the cathedral of the forest. Again and again.

This lecture is free and open to the public; registration recommended.

sponsored by the School of Divinity’s Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative and co-sponsored by the WFU Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability