This is a very good article and ties in with what Francis is try to convey to the people on this planet we call home.Read more "“There is no ecology without equality and no equality without ecology” ~ Pope Francis"
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air and they will tell you; speak to the Earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you” (Job 12:7-8). Reflect on Job’s words as you watch the fires out West and see Hurricanes in […]Read more "Ask ourselves, is now the time?"
This is one of the first environmental film you will ever watch that will and should inspire you to take up the cause and champion life-altering solutions for our world. This is a time when we need real change instead of people just overwhelming us with problems and fear and fear of the unknown. […]Read more "Join the worldwide screening of The Need to GROW"
Last week’s column was a reminder that if we care about the Earth and future generations, we need to act now – on the individual and societal levels – to impede climate change. A recent survey from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications suggests that 40% of the American population is moderately responding […]Read more "40% of the American population is moderately responding to the climate crisis. ~ Julie Peller Ph.D."
Today is the first Sunday of the month when we share guest posts from people living and teaching the Contemplative and/or Celtic Christian way around… Play as a Contemplative PracticeRead more "Play as a Contemplative Practice"
As mystics in the contemporary world, we find ourselves studying and reading mystics’ life for guidance in our lives. As an academic patristic theologian and professionally a technology zealot, I see in the evolution of mystics and their role and thinking as hope in the future; I am currently reading Ilia Delio’s new book, “Re-Enchanting the Earth, why […]Read more "Mystics are we…"
“The prophetic tasks of the church are, to tell the truth in a society that lives in illusion, grieve in a society that practices denial, and express hope in a society that lives in despair.” – Walter Brueggemann Jesus of Nazareth, spoke often of the Kingdom of God is now. The kingdom is about how […]Read more "Who are we in the Kingdom?"
Nearly every day, there are reports on the effects of climate change around the world. The unprecedented warming of the earth from human activities (mainly the burning of carbon fuels) has led to distressing changes in nature over the past decades. The most rapid changes have been taking place in the Arctic and surrounding areas, […]Read more "Why are we not mitigating climate change with vigor? by Julie Peller Ph.D"
How important are bees? One third of the food we eat depends upon pollinators – mainly bees – for successful yields of crops, from pumpkins to apples to grapefruit. Worldwide, honey bees and other pollinators help to produce about $170 billion in crops annually. Human dependence on pollinators is a crystal clear example of the connection […]Read more "How important are bees? by Julie Peller Ph.D."
My recent walks along the Lake Michigan shoreline continue to stir up the conflicting emotions of wonder and anguish. The beautiful shoreline sand is contaminated with refuse, similar to other coastal areas around the world. The scattered materials reveal realities of modern society, namely our throwaway/disposable culture, which relies on the plastics industry. The average […]Read more "Support the BREAK FREE FROM PLASTIC POLLUTION legislation. Julie Peller Ph.D."