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Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker @ Religion & Ecology Summit

I’m blogging live from the Religion and Ecology Summit today. The prolific, Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University and director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, just finished giving her keynote address. Here are some quotes that stood out to me: “We have the find the words […]

March 11th

Badiuzzaman: Building Bridges Between Science & Religion (Part 2)

Originally published on Living in the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 19th century where a swirling of ideological clashes and philosophical quarrels of concepts took place, the Kurdish Sunni Imam Badiuzzaman Said Nursi was steadily moving in his enlightened way in unwavering footsteps based upon two pillars: science and religion. In the […]

May 23rd

Faith Ecology Network – Stars of Religious Enlightenment

In another contribution to EdenKeeper’s series on “What is Religious Enlightenment?” we want to introduce the Faith Ecology Network, based in Australia. An exciting example of enlightened members of diverse faiths joining together in common purpose, the FEN offers interfaith environmental enthusiasm and inspiration that is widely appreciated by all of us. Encouraging people of […]

December 27th

Sikh Hymns Illuminate Creation and Creator

Highly venerated, the Guru Granth Sahib is the central religious text of Sikhism. It is regarded by Sikhs to be the “living” embodiment of the light, or “jyot” of the ten Sikh gurus, and is considered as the final and perpetual guru. Composed between 1469 and 1708, the Guru Granth Sahib is a collection of […]

December 20th

Looking Back at a Week of Climate Action

It’s the end of a long week of climate action. We’ve seen hundreds of thousands take to the streets in New York City. We’ve seen religious leaders make commitments to practice what they preach, and congregations urged to go completely carbon neutral by 2050. Government leaders have presented their proposals to reduce carbon pollution. Families […]

September 26th

A Complete Faith Includes Care for the Earth

In nature, the believer recognizes the wonderful result of God’s creative activity, which we may use responsibly to satisfy our legitimate needs, material or otherwise, while respecting the intrinsic balance of creation. —Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas Veritate 48 This quote is actually part of Pope Benedict’s larger discussion on political and economic justice. To spread earth’s […]

February 24th

Loss and Transformation: Earth Grieving

By Rabbi Katy Z. Allen I teach a class called Loss & Transformation: Connecting Sacred Texts to Family Stories to Help Deal with Loss, in which I set forth a theology of how our losses can lead us to be transformed, and how the joining of the stories of our familial ancestors with texts of Jewish […]

January 13th