For all who struggle for restorative, social justice, climate change, equality in our world, we find ourselves reflecting this time of the year on our past; we find we might spend a tad more time in meditation and contemplation, we think of how the new year can be different, we HOPE. The struggle with HOPE […]Read more "Does our Hope get in the way of True Hope?"
Merton, Day and others have in their lives wrote about peace, justice, contemplation, and action. Dorothy Day was asked once why she was so focused on antisemitism in the United States, Dorothy said, (and here I find this most applicable to our world today) “We need to recognize other people’s situations. If we don’t then […]Read more "Isn’t it about hearing the call?"
The holiday season is celebrated with festivities involving plentiful food and drinks. Many view the cooking and sharing of meals as the best parts of the holidays. It is also a time when people are more inclined to donate to food pantries and volunteer to ensure less fortunate people enjoy full meals. The grocery stores […]Read more "30% of food grown worldwide is never consumed BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
In many Christian denominations, today is the Feast of Christ the King. A feast celebrated near the end of November and just before Advent. November is a month of remembrance. We remember all those who have passed before us. We all want to be remembered in some way. We put our names on tombstones; we […]Read more "To be remembered"
Pope Francis explains that “Concern for the environment needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.” About a half-million metric tons of plastic microfibers, which never decompose, enter the ocean each year, according to the International Union for Conservation of […]Read more "How much oil are you wearing today? BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
“Pay the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and God what belongs to God.” That saying of Jesus from Matthews’s Gospel is one that all scripture scholars from Westar onward all agree is 100% a Jesus original saying. What Jesus is saying to us is to remember who ‘owns‘ the world. And in Isiah 45, […]Read more "The Kingdom of God is here and now."
Is it’s time for a little reality check (please see article below). Maybe the time has passed for us to be constantly studying what steps we need to take to try to overcome climate change? Maybe it is time to begin to prepare generations to come for the likely reality that our Earth is now […]Read more "Is it time to rethink climate change?"
The benefit of changing must surpass the comfort of staying. the WHY and why not are in the context of a cause-effect…..of Objective and Subjective. The WHY is the objective question we ask about life and the why not is the subjective component. without the WHY in our life, THE WHY not will lead us […]Read more "In life our “Why?” has to be bigger than our “Why not?”"
One way to better understand how to take part in shifting the trajectory of climate change is to assess your carbon footprint or that of your family. A carbon footprint is a general calculation of the number of greenhouse gases, measured in the amount of carbon dioxide, created from human activities. It is an estimate […]Read more "assess your carbon footprint by JULIE PELLER PH.D"
As a philosopher/theologian and technology zealot, I have come to believe in a supreme being. In the grand scheme of things whatever name you give the “significant other” is fine. When I, as a Christian come to know God I am talking about the Universal Christ. The Christ that has been here at least for the […]Read more "Materialism and the likeness of God"