Eco-Spirituality

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Unitarians Sue for Religious Freedom to Use Solar Panels

First Parish Unitarians are crying ‘foul’ over a recent denial to allow solar panels on the rooftop of their iconic church in Bedford, Massachusetts. Declaring the Historic District Commission’s (HDC) decision was “legally untenable, unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious,” the congregation has filed a suit against the Town of Bedford. Specifically pointing to the US Constitution’s […]

August 17th

An Eco-Lodge “Touching the Earth Lightly”

Constructed with an eagle’s loft in mind, a newly renovated eco-lodge in South Africa offers a bird’s-eye view from a well-feathered nest. Overlooking lush vistas of Kruger National Park wildlife refuge, the view is so vast you might easily be inspired to sing a hymn in praise of Creation. Singita Lebombo Eco-Lodge Resort Singita Lebombo […]

July 27th

Healing Our Bodies, Our Spirits, and Our Planet

Last weekend, the San Francisco Bay Area hosted the largest and longest-running Green Festival Expo at the massive Cow Palace arena in Daly City. More than 250,000 were expected to attend the three-day event, now in its fourteenth year. Crowds gathered to sample brand new environmental products and businesses selling everything from sustainable chocolate to […]

November 17th

Why Nature Makes Us Feel Better

When J. Phoenix Smith lost her job, she became aimless. Her aimlessness, turned into stress, which turned into depression. Like many people who are dealing with difficult times and emotional trauma the options were few: prescription medicine and therapy. But Phoenix chose a different path, specifically around the Northern California hills and through a garden […]

October 1st

Obama Fights Zombie Kids With New Initiative

You know what’s scary? Zombie kids — small, pale, motionless blobs with an eerie detachment from the world around them. No one wants to see vacant stares from children; it’s freaky and pretty depressing. But as more and more kids connect to their computers and iPhones, and disconnect from the world around them, the number of zombie kids […]

August 24th

Holding Ourselves Into a New Future, by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen

Generously provided by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, founder and leader of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope in Wayland, MA. The following is Rabbi Katy’s introduction to the fascinating role and timely concept of the “Nature Chaplain.” Holding Ourselves Into a New Future   by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen   rabbikza@verizon.net   © Rabbi […]

January 28th

Sacred Herbs Offer Holistic Healing

Successful solutions that have been used throughout human history often make a comeback for solving modern problems. In recent years, holistic forms of medicine have entered the mainstream of modern life. One such holistic method making a comeback is herbal medicines. With roots in ecology and spirituality, herbal therapies have historically been used for both […]

January 28th