“Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. … Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing.” — Miranda July
Here’s an honest, no holes barred video about the hard work of choosing, about breaking out of the aggressive self-absorption tendencies of life. “This is water” is an excerpt from an address to the graduating class of 2005 of Kenyon College by David Foster Wallace.
Join with others this summer and explore different faith tradition teachings about the environment. We’ll all read and discuss some “big picture” material and then dip into collected readings from the Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and Indigenous faiths. Together we’ll share our learnings and examine the relevancy of faith in addressing today’s environmental issues. Along the way we’ll each deepen our spirit-based view of creation.
Bill McKibben has long been an environmental author, beginning with his acclaimed The End of Nature in 1989. But it’s been within the last decade that he’s taken on the uncomfortable role (for him) of activist and spokesperson on behalf of Earth. The organization he leads, 350.org, has become a burgeoning movement taking on the fossil-fuel industry.