As human beings, we need to feel valuable and worthwhile, which prevents us from sliding into deceptiveness and dishonesty. Think, meditate, reflect on ways you can help others besides yourself feel valuable and worthwhile. Maybe we can change the world? I believe the act of change requires some degree of reflecting, contemplation, etc. Thomas Merton […]Read more "Contemplation"
There are many ways to engage in acts of kindness for the healing and protection of nature, our Common Home. Many simple acts of kindness can address the critical challenge of the changing climate. Higher global temperatures are associated with increased concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-absorbing gases, driven largely by the burning of […]Read more "Acts of kindness for the healing and protection of nature, our Common Home ~Julie Peller Ph.D"
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?"
It is always a good time to engage in acts of kindness, and the opportunities seem to be greater during the holiday season. While we typically view these in the context of one another, acts of kindness should extend to earthly care. Pope Francis describes mother earth as the poorest of the poor, due to […]Read more "Responsible recycling is an act of kindness ~ Julie Peller PhD"
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"