How we use water, its global importance and threats to access offer starting points for Christian pondering their Lenten sacrifices.
On a recent Saturday, members of the local Franciscan Earth Corps stocked shelves and cleaned storage rooms at a food pantry. In early March, the group will screen “Triple Divide,” a documentary about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Later this spring, they'll put up bluebird boxes at a retreat center.
And once a month, they'll gather to talk about Franciscan spirituality.
Author Barry Lopez has an encyclopedia of geography. It includes an explanation of the gorge, the rim, the clearing and a thousand other descriptions of places and spaces and geos.
He gives a name tag to the land and its parts, but he’s hardly the only one engaged in such writing.
Amy Leach has written Things that Are. It is about reindeers, many of whom I have never met. Yes, whom.
Forget about the roses and chocolates this weekend. Instead, “make God your Valentine” urges the Rev. Sally Bingham, an Episcopal priest and president/founder of Interfaith Power and Light, based in San Francisco.
In a Feb. 2 homily, Bingham asks people to move beyond their personal selves for the three days, and flip the meaning of a commercially driven holiday filled with lacy greeting cards, posies and sweets by “doing something to restore our fragile island home.”
Eco Catholic: When it comes to water issues, studies by the United Nations repeatedly show that if women aren't involved, those solutions won't work.
I have to start taking the golden calf around with me more in the car. In case you haven’t met the golden calf, it is a leftover prop from Occupy Wall Street.
“God’s original plan was to hang out in a garden with some naked vegetarians,” declares a bumper sticker created by the nonprofit Restoring Eden -- Christians for Environmental Stewardship. Their recent target audience, however, isn’t ironic hipsters, but rather everyday folks in Appalachia.
Eco Catholic: The report did acknowledge that the oil from the tar sands is "generally more [greenhouse gas] intensive than other heavy crudes they would replace or displace."
I traveled to Arlington, Va., this week to share the story of our Loretto Community’s struggle to keep the Bluegrass Pipeline from crossing Kentucky.