Environmentalist Gus Speth has written, “I used to think that the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.” Allen Ewing-Merrill serves as Executive Director of The BTS Center, a nonprofit foundation in Portland, building on the legacy of the former Bangor Theological Seminary. Although no longer a degree-awarding institution, today The BTS Center seeks to catalyze spiritual imagination, with enduring wisdom, for transformative faith leadership, by offering theologically grounded programs of continuing education and spiritual and vocational formation, with a particular focus on spiritual leadership for a climate-changed world. Join us for a conversation about the spiritual roots of the climate crisis — and the work The BTS Center is doing to advance a spiritual response.