Yearly Archives: 2017


The Ecology of Prayer

Fred Bahnson teaches at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.  He is also the Director of the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-Being Program.  Fred teaches and writes on the intersection of ecology, sustainable agriculture, and contemplative spirituality. I found the attached article from Orion Magazine, The Ecology of Prayer, to be very thoughtful. It is a [...]

By |December 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Arizona Interfaith Power and Light – a serenade for Love #3

Arizona Interfaith Power and Light - a serenade for Love #3 November 28, 2017 in Faith In Action A note from Steve Davis, Board of Directors Arizona Interfaith Power and Light As published in the Southwest Conference United Church of Christ "In the Loop" Three Great Loves: Children, Neighbor, Creation. It’s been my experience that [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Now is the time to invest?  Is this a posting from AZIPL or Morgan Stanley? It’s a message from AZIPL, appealing for your donation, or investment, in our work, in our shared climate change mission on behalf of the interfaith community.  We are short of our matching grant requirement. Your one dollar of investment doubles! [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Invitation To Earth Care & Advocacy

A time for Action-As President T. Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Sounds like good advice even in this era. It seems likely that God created the goodness of the Earth for every creature, not every corporation. I challenge you to do more than talk, tweet, comment [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

Offerings to our Beloved Truth

Sacred sounds of the tanbour, an ancient Persian lute, send goosebumps through my soul. Hair tucked away behind a scarf tied like a bandana, my head can’t help but bow to the vibrations of invocations passing through the tanbour player. I sway without realizing. I am being carried into the sound sphere where all spirits [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Food for Thought

The full stomach says, “The ripe guava has worms.” The empty stomach says, “Let me see!” —Haitian proverb   Three Rolls and One Doughnut A rich man walked a long way from his village to the city.  By the time he got there, he was very hungry.  He bought a roll and ate it, but [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Terroir-ist’s Manifesto for Eating in Place

Know where your food has come from through knowing those who produced it for you, from farmer to forager, rancher or fisher to earthworms building a deeper, richer soil, to the heirloom vegetable, the nitrogen-fixing legume, the pollinator, the heritage breed of livestock and the sourdough culture rising in your flour. Know where your food [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

24 Hours of Climate Reality

The Climate Reality Project is doing it again.  On December 4 and 5, there will be 24 hours of inspiring stories and conversations about taking action on climate from around the globe.  Check it out: 24 Hours of Climate Reality for the schedule of live streaming and other options.  They will be talking to folks who are [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Laudato Si, the Bee and Me

The Care for Creation Ministry at the Franciscan Renewal Center (The Casa) met at the beginning of November to plan events throughout the winter months.  This is the most active time for C4C members!  Luckily, the first event that has us excited will take place right at the Casa.  It is a series of "Caring [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Garden Notes -Season 2: Some Lessons Learned

Garden Notes -Season 2 Some Lessons Learned By Nona Siegel Last fall I decided that I was going to translate my fantasies into action, and stop waiting for someone else to appear and make a congregational garden happen at our synagogue. We have a large plot, a 16x66 foot raised bed that was created years [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments