Science, Spirituality, and Global Stustainability
Originally led by David Copeland, an engineer in Silicon Valley, Luke Konno, an educator, and Roger Morimoto, pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, "Science, Spirituality, and Global Sustainability" now provide a space to explore the connections between emerging scientific ideas and spiritual inquiries. Through videos, reading groups, and discussions, participants explore topics such as quantum physics, The Zeitgeist Movement, cosmology, evolutionary consciousness, sacred geometry, and the multiverse. Inspired by thinkers such as Michio Kaku and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the Science and Spirituality module of CSL asks: What possibilities for a spiritual life emerge if we study the evolution of individual and collective consciousness?
Luke Konno's story reflects a common theme amongst CSL participants. Luke grew up going to Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda, CA. He stopped going to church due to the divisiveness of religion in general, no longer had much spirituality, and started to feel like a "machine/robot." The OM Group, then CSL, helped Luke get back in touch with "spirituality without religion." In college, Luke started to become interested in global sustainability, but always felt like it was hopeless battle. Through learning about The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) train of thought, Luke rediscovered global sustainability as a real possibility worth advocating for. As such, through Luke's coordination efforts, CSL's "Science and Spirituality" module has added a new Global Sustainability focus.