Emergence Magazine is a newly launched publication exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture and spirituality. Join us for a very special evening of live storytelling, documentary films, photography, and author readings that bring this unique magazine to life.
Emergence Magazine is a publication exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture and spirituality. Each issue features a theme explored through innovative digital media as well as the written word. Join us for a very special evening of live storytelling, documentary films, photography, and author readings that bring this unique magazine to life.
The evening will include a special screening of the award winning documentary Earthrise. This film tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968, through the perspectives of Apollo 8 astronauts. Their experiences compel us to reflect on the grandeur and beauty of the Earth as a shared home.
Hosted by Emergence Magazines Executive Editor Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee with special guest contributors, including Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder, Diane Barker and George Prochnik.
This event is part of our Spiritual Ecology Programme. Spiritual Ecology is a response to the urgent need to build peace with Earth, our common home. It explores the integration of spiritual values with practical action to sow the seeds for a future based on intereconnectedness and reverence for all life.
Speakers & contributors
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an award-winning filmmaker and composer. His work has been featured on National Geographic, PBS, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and exhibited at The Smithsonian. His films have screened at festivals including New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, Hot Docs Film Festival, Sheffield Documentary Film Festival, and Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival among others. His films include: Sanctuaries of Silence, Earthrise, Marie’s Dictionary, Isle de Jean Charles, Yukon Kings, Elemental, Barrio de Paz and What Would it Look Like. He is the executive editor of Emergence Magazine, an online publication exploring the connections between ecology, culture and spirituality, and a Sufi teacher.
Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder is a writer based in northern New England. As a staff writer for Emergence Magazine, she explores the human relationship to place. Her work has been featured in Crannóg Magazine, Inhabiting the Anthropocene, and the EcoTheo Review. She is currently writing her first book.
Diane Barker is a photographer and artist, based in Worcestershire in England. For the past twenty-five years, her work has focused on the Tibetan people and, in particular, Tibetan nomads. Diane has shown her work extensively around the UK, as well as in India and New York, and has work in private and public collections around the world.
George Prochnik is the author of In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise. His book The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World received the National Jewish Book Award for Biography in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Wingate Prize. Prochnik is editor-at-large for Cabinet magazine and has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Bookforum, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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