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Drought in California Gets Interfaith Help

As summer arrives here in California, it’s hard to get excited about the long, hot days. Our wild fire season started early this year, with clouds of smoky air darkening the skies all over the state. The extended drought, linked to climate change, makes it hard for farmers to make a living, and Californians used to spending the […]

July 2nd

The Glenn Beck and Rick Santorum Comedy Hour

If there’s one positive thing to say about religious climate deniers, it’s that they’re good for a laugh. I couldn’t believe it last year when Alabama state officials argued that God wanted us to burn coal and pollute the air. And when the Heartland Institute — the world’s leading think tank promoting science denial and continued […]

June 4th

Answering Our Prayers Before We Speak Them

By Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, originally posted on Ma’yan Tikvah’s Divrei Earth Connections. Everything is about connections. Connections across space. Connections across time. Connections in thought and spirit. Connections between. Connections among. Just connections, nothing else. That’s what prayer is about. That is what faith is about. That is what life is about. In this week’s parashah, […]

November 17th

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

Earth Day Reminds Us That We Are All Connected

Today is Earth Day. When it was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was a day to unite environmentalists. “Before [that], there were people that opposed freeways, people that opposed clear-cutting, or people worried about pesticides, [but] they didn’t think of themselves as having anything in common. After Earth Day they were all part […]

April 22nd

California Catholics Aren’t Just Praying for Rain

California water supplies have dropped to historic lows. The first Sierra Nevada snow survey of the year found the water content in the statewide snowpack to be just 20 percent of average for this time of year. And this is the third straight year with lower than normal rainfall. Droughts don’t just leave us thirsty. Farms wither, […]

January 14th