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  • 02/23 Tuesday
    Life Worth Living | 7-Week Course
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    03/03 Wednesday
    Protecting Tigers | A Conversation
    with Dr. Anish Andheria
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Life Worth Living | 7-Week Course

20210301

20210301

Grace Farms is temporarily closed to the public. x

Life Worth Living | 7-Week Course

Life Worth Living | 7-Week Course

Life Worth Living | 7-Week Course

Date

Feb 23, 2021
7:00 PM–9:00 PM

Virtual Event

Ticket price

$250

What is the shape of a flourishing life? Join us for a 7-week online academic course led by Dr. Matthew Croasmun, Director of the Life Worth Living Program at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture and Faith Initiative Director at Grace Farms Foundation. The course engages a range of philosophical and religious traditions to facilitate conversation on questions of meaning and purpose in our lives.

Each week, participants read a set of religious and philosophical texts (no more than 30 pages) advocating different tradition’s answers to these questions. During class participants discuss what they’ve readputting Confucius in conversation with Alice Walker, or Toni Morrison in dialogue with the Rabbis—with a goal to better understand the stakes of the questions and the trade-offs made by different answers. Participants then write their own (provisional) answers to the question in light of what they’ve read and discussed, and share what they’ve written so they can continue to learn from one another’s insights. A more in depth description of the course is available here, with more detail about the format below.

This course is currently full, but we are always assessing the demand for additional course offerings. Please enter your information on our Life Worth Living Waitlist to be contacted directly about future courses.

Life Worth Living class will be offered as an online course through Zoom and Canvas, an online course management platform.  We will meet weekly face-to-face over Zoom for a two-hour session, including full group discussions and conversations in smaller breakout rooms.  In between class meetings each week, course participants can access PDFs of the readings, short video lectures, and discussion forums on Canvas.

After receiving confirmation of application and being accepted into the course, participants will be instructed on how to register and receive the Zoom login information and an invitation to join the Grace Farms’ Life Worth Living Canvas site.  We understand that online coursework will be new to many of our participants, and we will be readily available to answer tech-related questions. The image below provides some insight into your interaction with the course management platform.

While we continue to advance good behind closed doors, we strive to maintain the Grace Farms spirit of hospitality.  All participating students will receive a course welcome package in the mail, and will be invited to attend a special River Retreat reflection when the Grace Farms building reopens to the public.

 

 

 


Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through five initiatives — nature, arts, justice, community, and faith — and Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities.

Nature + Environment
Arts + Beauty
Faith + Meaning
Community + Relationships
Justice + Ethics
Children and Families
Teens
Adults
Seniors
court
Sustainability
Sharon Prince
River building
architecture
SANAA
Grace Farms Nature
Grace Farms Arts
Grace Farms Justice
Grace Farms Community
Grace Farms Faith
Krishna Patel
Mark Fowler
Rod Khattabi
Julianne Swartz Joy Still
ethical supply chain
transparent supply chain
unchain.org
Space Grants
day trips from nyc
ct day trips
day trips from nyc without a car
spring daytrips
family getaways from nyc
pollinators
native plants
pollinator decline
biodiversity
honey bees
native bees
nature conservancy
pollinator pathways
Grace Farms and nature
Earth Day
Fairfield County and pollinator pathways
restoring wild and Grace Farms
habitat loss
pesticides and bees
Philanthropy
Rob Reich
Donor-Advised Funds
Not-for-profits
non-profits
wildlife trafficking
African Union
Zambia
poaching
ivory
rhino horns
pangolin scales
social sculpture
Joseph Beuy
Dr. Vanessa Patrick-Ralhan
Association for Consumer Research
Rebecca Solnit
Grace Farms and Social Sculpture
grace farms and pollinator pathways
pollinator habitats
environmentalists
New Canaan and pollinator pathways
Mark Fowler and pollinator pathways
summer day trip in CT
New York City Day Trip to CT
nature day trips in CT
Day trips not far from NYC
Summer day trips not far from NYC
Day trips for children and family in CT
modern-day slavery
child slavery
forced labor
World Cocoa Foundation
west elm
williams-sonoma
eye heart hand
not-for-profit Nest
Tony’s Chocolonely
GoodWeave
Kailash Satyarthi
third-party auditors
auditors
Global Slavey Index
Washington Post
U.S. Army Chaplains
Chaplains
hopeful spaces
rivers
oceans
ocean pollution
plastic
UN Environment
Five Mile River Watershed
Emerald Ash Beetle
Ash Tree
Plan-It Geo
Protecting Trees
Digital Tree Identification Guide
tree identification
ecosystem
community
innovation
social impact
social innovation
slavery
construction
anti-slavery
architects
ending slavery in the built environment

Faith

What is the shape of a flourishing life? Join us for a 7-week online academic course led by Dr. Matthew Croasmun, Director of the Life Worth Living Program at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture and Faith Initiative Director at Grace Farms Foundation. The course engages a range of philosophical and religious traditions to facilitate conversation on questions of meaning and purpose in our lives.

Each week, participants read a set of religious and philosophical texts (no more than 30 pages) advocating different tradition’s answers to these questions. During class participants discuss what they’ve readputting Confucius in conversation with Alice Walker, or Toni Morrison in dialogue with the Rabbis—with a goal to better understand the stakes of the questions and the trade-offs made by different answers. Participants then write their own (provisional) answers to the question in light of what they’ve read and discussed, and share what they’ve written so they can continue to learn from one another’s insights. A more in depth description of the course is available here, with more detail about the format below.

This course is currently full, but we are always assessing the demand for additional course offerings. Please enter your information on our Life Worth Living Waitlist to be contacted directly about future courses.

Life Worth Living class will be offered as an online course through Zoom and Canvas, an online course management platform.  We will meet weekly face-to-face over Zoom for a two-hour session, including full group discussions and conversations in smaller breakout rooms.  In between class meetings each week, course participants can access PDFs of the readings, short video lectures, and discussion forums on Canvas.

After receiving confirmation of application and being accepted into the course, participants will be instructed on how to register and receive the Zoom login information and an invitation to join the Grace Farms’ Life Worth Living Canvas site.  We understand that online coursework will be new to many of our participants, and we will be readily available to answer tech-related questions. The image below provides some insight into your interaction with the course management platform.

While we continue to advance good behind closed doors, we strive to maintain the Grace Farms spirit of hospitality.  All participating students will receive a course welcome package in the mail, and will be invited to attend a special River Retreat reflection when the Grace Farms building reopens to the public.

 

 

 


Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through five initiatives — nature, arts, justice, community, and faith — and Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities.

Teens
Adults
Seniors

Faith

Date

Feb 23, 2021
7:00 PM–9:00 PM

Virtual Event

Ticket price

$250

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