Sustainability can be defined as functioning/living in a way that meets the present needs and the needs of future generations. A healthy environment, realized through sustainable practices, constitutes a fundamental part of peacebuilding. Only when people have access to clean water, clean air, fresh food, and proper waste conditions, is peace possible. In 2017, just […]Read more "Sustainable living is also required to guarantee environmental justice for future generations ~ julie peller ph.d"
“I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger, and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me … Just as you […]Read more "Ecological hermeneutics of MT 25"
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"
“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."
Over a decade ago, I sat in on a very informative presentation about the over-consumption problem in our society. The excessive acquisition of goods depletes resources, converts natural land to engineered land, creates more waste, utilizes more energy, requires more transportation and the list of unsustainable practices/outcomes goes on. As an example, the amount of […]Read more "How many extra t-shirts do you have? BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
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?"