All posts from Gina Merlino

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Monarch Butterflies Show Spiritual Renewal In Nature

  A new season is here, and with that the flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. Another mark of Spring is butterflies flying through with their colorful wings. One of the best known is the monarch butterfly. With their gold and black pattern, they are easy to spot and excellent to photograph. They […]

March 24th

Native Americans Use Dry Farming To Fight Climate Change

  Fighting climate change can take on many different forms. Some of the best advocates don’t use the latest scientific data or high-tech methods to enact change. Rather, they use the practices of their ancestors. Such is the case with a group of Native Americans who are using an unexpected approach to protect natural resources. […]

March 17th

Explore Kiyomizu Temple’s Natural Spirit

Some of the best places for spiritual contemplation are known for their beautiful natural surroundings. They are an oasis from the demands of the world, where you can sit and reflect in the tranquility. Kiyomizu Temple, an acclaimed Japanese Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, is a prime example of the melding between spirituality and nature. Also known […]

February 19th

Episcopal Fellowships Cultivate Connections to Nature

As a writer for this site, I am always on the lookout for stories that connect faith with environmental issues. Being Episcopal, I was delighted when I came across news about environmental stewardships by the Episcopal Church. Two women in particular are notable, because each has received a two-year, $48,000 fellowship from the Episcopal Domestic […]

February 11th