We all loved Michael and he loved all of us. Join Eliot, Jennifer and Sandy to talk about Michael’s life and how he touched us to the core. RIP Rev. Michael Dowd – forever in our hearts. “Michael Dowd (1958 – 2023) was an American author, lecturer, and advocate of ecotheology and post-doom. His 1991 book, EarthSpirit, launched his public speaking career, grounded in the epic of evolution, religious naturalism, and progressive Christianity.” “Rev. Dowd shows how a meaningful science-based understanding of human nature, death, and the trajectory of big history can offer a realistically hopeful and inspiring vision of the future. He also offers practical tools for growing in right relationship to reality that can enrich and even transform one’s life and interaction. Uniquely gifted at building bridges between religious and non-religious people, Michael shares humanity’s common creation story in ways that uplift and expand heart, mind, and soul. His passion is showing how a science-informed spirituality can inspire each of us to live with greater integrity, joy, and zest for life — and can also deepen appreciation of traditional spiritual insights.” “We boomers are not only the generation in power now; we are also the generation whose numbers (and previous decades of lavish consumption) make us pointedly responsible for rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. “Richer than kings!” my wife and I regularly remind ourselves whenever we enjoy a fresh avocado in Colorado in winter, when we take a hot shower at the mere turn of a tap, when we receive quality dental care, when we listen to music or audiobooks on our iPods, when we never go hungry. But what kind of a world and life prospects will we bequeath to our grandchildren?”