Religion, Medicine, and the Ecological Imagination

Conversation with Fred Bahnson and Dr. Anna O’Malley

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church
    11445 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956, United States
  • Venue: Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church
  • Cost: By donation

~Co-sponsored by Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine and the Mesa Refuge~

At a time when our precious, life-sustaining planet is in peril and we are already experiencing the adverse effects of climate change, how can healers and health care providers advocate for healing on a personal, societal and planetary level? What role can religious traditions and spiritual practice play in effecting such a personal and societal paradigm shift? Join us for a  conversation between Fred Bahnson and Dr. Anna O’Malley about how both religion and medicine can be renewed through engaging our ecological imaginations.

No registration necessary.

Fred Bahnson

Fred Bahnson is the Director of the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-being Program at Wake Forest University School of Divinity in North Carolina. His research and teaching focus on the intersection of ecology, sustainable agriculture, and contemplative spirituality. Fred is the author of Soil and Sacrament and co-author of Making Peace With the Land.  He is currently working on a book about climate change and Christianity’s ecological vocation, and is a writer-in-residence at the Mesa Refuge this fall.

Anna O’Malley

Anna O'Malley, MD, is Executive Director of Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine and an Integrative Family and Community Medicine physician in West Marin. Through her work in the Commonweal Garden, she is steeped in the medicine of love, meaning, service, connection, play, dance, delicious food, plant medicine, and the deep appreciation of the wisdom of Nature.  Anna was a Bravewell Fellow and graduated from the University of Arizona’s Program in Integrative Medicine. Her residency training at University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General, and her work within the California prison system deepened her understanding of the social determinants of health, and the beauty of the path of service.