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Live Event: “Becoming a Peace Maker” With Rabbi Katy Allen

The volatile presidential election and surprising victory of Donald Trump has sparked divides between families and friends, violence and hateful rhetoric. Many of us are reacting to the world with anger, fear, hopelessness and disgust right now. Overcoming these emotions may seem overwhelming, but it’s possible and necessary. On Friday, November 18th at 2pm EST/11am […]

November 17th

Proposed Birth Control Laws Undermine Iranian Leader’s Environmental Message

  When Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, spoke on environmental issues this past weekend, he singled out human responsibility as the main cause of imbalance in ecological systems. So I was a bit mystified when I saw that Iran’s parliament was considering two laws that not only banned numerous family planning methods, but also legalized discrimination […]

Mountaintop Removal: A Desecration Of The Sacred?

Mountains figure pretty prominently in most faith traditions. Yahweh revealed the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai. Muhammad encountered the angel Gabriel on Mount Hira. And, as I learned from Native American author Elizabeth Cook-Lynn back in the 90s, the Black Hills are sacred to the Lakota Sioux… but, ironically, one of them is […]

Meltdown In Tibet Exposes Ecological Damage In Tibet

  Water is one of the most important commodities in the world. It is something we cannot live without, and despite the fact that is covers two thirds of our planet, drinking water is scarce in too many places around the world. A lot of this is due to mining and engineering that ruin ecosystems […]

February 24th

WATCH: Why Pray Outside?

It’s hard to deny the divine, unearthly feeling looking at the high ceilings and bright, colorful windows of churches like the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. And as I ran my hands along the pillars of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul or reverently walked along the ruins of Israel’s ancient synagogues, I felt a tie to the many […]

July 24th

Why Pray Outside?

EdenKeeper is excited to announce “Why Pray Outside?”, a new event on July 18, 2014 at 12:00pm PST with Rabbi Katy Z. Allen of Ma’yan Tikvah, a congregation without walls, in Wayland, Mass. Allen is a “nature chaplain” — a term she invented. In a broad sense, nature chaplaincy can mean anything having to do […]

July 15th