Creative Community Sharing in Ethics Contact: Rich Csenge 435-644-3735 [email protected] INVOCATION TO SUSTAINABILITY Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: Angel’s Landing Outdoor Amphitheater at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab. West side of the gravel road north of Best Friends Welcome Center. Description: On this Mother’s Day, enter an ancient gathering site for a moving experience blending soul stirring music, discussion, poetry, prayer and meditation in a live outdoor performance exploring our connection to nature and to Earth as Mother. Following a hearty Best Friends welcome, Pastor Dean Cerny, Founder of Kanab Creek Spiritual Fellowship and former Pastor in the United Church of Christ, delivers this year’s Invocation to Sustainability offering perspectives of inquiry, discovery, and alignment. Michael Mountain, one of the founders and former President of Best Friends Animal Society, will deliver our 2015 keynote address entitled 185 Million Years Ago . . . a land where time and space become one. As we look out across Angel Canyon, Michael will talk about the people and other animals who stood here hundreds, thousands and millions of years ago, how their story is recorded in the landscape all around us, and what it tells us today about our place in that story. Guest speaker, Dean Cerny will present thought provoking reflections titled, "That Which Sustains: Spirituality at the Crossroads of Science and Religion." By examining the question "What sustains life and our place within the universe", we can find common ground, the terra firma upon which science and spirituality inform one another. Both may sustain solutions to the existential dilemmas we face today. Talented local poets will offer additional inspiration through their personal experiences. To close the program, the women’s musical experience Blue Sage creates a transcendent circle of sound. Bobbi Chaney, Sue Fox, Marcia Martin, Leesa Page and Jo Quinby invite the audience to join them in songs and chants with flute, stringed instruments and percussion accompaniment focusing on peace, spiritual healing, connecting to earth, ourselves and others. Amazing Earthfest invites residents and visitors to explore the world of spirit, ethics and ideas. Welcome living inspiration in the beauty of the natural world. As the week begins and we gather on the grassy meadow of a natural red rock alcove, we'll connect with each other, with the animals with whom we share the land, and with the Earth that's home to all of us.