God’s Plan(et) is an initiative of Catholic Climate Covenant

Summer Book Circle: Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (5-week Series)


Jun 27 2024


6:30 pm

Join us for a 5-part book circle conversation series as we explore “Replenishing the Earth” by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Together, we will embark on a journey to bridge the gap between our fractured planet and ourselves, drawing upon the timeless wisdom enshrined within our spiritual heritage.

Tylia Barnes Oladipo, whose personal journey across Kenya will thread our dialogue, will interweave the theme of ecological revitalization and her profound bonds with rural Kenyan women and families. Through her unique perspective, we will explore the intricate connections between humanity and nature, inspired by Maathai’s vision.

Within our circle, we’ll explore methods of healing the Earth and avenues to deepen spiritual understanding while seeking ways to nurture the planet and enhance our grasp of spiritual essence and interconnectedness.

Your presence is warmly invited as we delve into the rich tapestry aiming to grasp and nurture profound stewardship for our planet and nourishment for our souls. Let’s embark on a journey of discovery, reflection, and transformation together.

Please obtain a copy of the book on your own.

Sessions Breakdown:

June 13, 2024:

Session 1: Chapters 1, 2

~Introduction, Beginnings and Passion for the Environment

June 27, 2024:

Session 2: Chapters 3, 4, 5

~Changing Perspectives, Power of Trees

July 11, 2024:

Session 3: Chapters 6,7,8

~Gratitude, Respect, Empowerment, Knowledge

July 25, 2024:

Session 4: (Ty’s husband will join the discussion as an expert in mission and world religions)

~Bridges of Faith & Theology between Africa and the Western World – Dr. Caleb and Tylia Oladipo

 August 6, 2024: 

Session 5: Chapters 9,10,11

~Reviving pathways of redemption for both ourselves, and our wounded world through service, activism, and the call to serve.

This page registers you for the entire 5-week session. If you would like to participate in individual sessions, please click on the link(s) below.

CLICK HERE to register for Session 1 (June 13) ONLY!
CLICK HERE to register for Session 2 (June 27) ONLY!
CLICK HERE to register for Session 3 (July 11) ONLY!
CLICK HERE to register for Session 4 (July 25) ONLY!
CLICK HERE to register for Session 5 (August 7) ONLY!


Tylia Barnes Oladipo
Tylia Barnes Oladipo is Executive Director of the Institute Office of Association and a Mercy Associate with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. As Executive Director, she leads 3000 associates in 11 countries across the Americas, Philippines, Jamaica, and the territory of Guam. She also serves as an Anti-Racism…
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