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The Oxford Word of 2019 The word of the year for 2019 is "Climate Emergency," according to Oxford Dictionaries. Last year, that honor went to "Toxic." Climate emergency is defined as "a situation in which urgent action …
A Meditation on the Animals of Australia Ecologists at the University of Australia in Sydney estimate that nearly 480 million mammals, birds, and reptiles have been killed by the bush fires sweeping the state of New South Wales, according …
The U.N. Report on Climate Change Is a Call to Action for Spiritual Activists The recently released UN report "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability" makes it clear that the effects of global warming are already here with food shortages, droughts, and vi…
The Drip Drip of Persistence Recently, a friend of mine, the Australian composer and theologian Robert Burrell, e-mailed me a piece of music, a little song he composed for students and teachers to encourage them during the pand…
A Prayer amid Global Decline of Biodiversity "One million species face extinction, U.N. report says. And humans will suffer as a result," observed The Washington Post on May 6, 2019. We surely have not yet run out of sit-up-and-take-notice war…
Reconnecting with Nature through Ritual Many people feel that they are slipping further and further away from their once powerful and meaningful connection with the natural world. Stephen Cave and Sarah Darwin in their essay "It's Not Eas…
A Prayer of Gratitude for the Paris Climate Change Agreement On Saturday, December 12, after months of preparation and a week of discussion, representatives of 195 countries agreed on a historic document addressing the issues and problems associated with clim…
A Prayer for Our Role in Climate Change Image credit: Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018, from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration As of this writing in October 2018, we're facing into the devastation of the third stro…
The Ecology of Our Minds By Nimai Agarwal for KidSpirit’s Climate Change: Tending Our Planet issue. When I was eight years old, my parents used to take me to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. We would go every week…
The Importance of Hope in a Time of Climate Change Is hope the antidote to the largest and most dangerous spiritual emergency of our times? Kate Davies, a climate change activist and writer, surveys the scene in this thought-provoking article in Tik…