Links

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SPIRITUAL PRACTICE RESOURCES

BeliefnetA vast array of discussions, articles, and expert perspectives
on faith and spirituality
The Deep River WithinGentle wisdom for women in a hurried world.
Ordinary CourageBrene Brown's blog of snippets about living a life of imperfection and vulnerability
Prayer Based SolutionsKate Robertson, C.S. – Practicing the art and science of
timeless Christian healing
Spiritual Directors InternationalA directory of Spiritual Directors from many faiths and
denominations
Shalem Institute for Spiritual FormationIn-depth support for contemplative living and leadership
Space ClearA resource for those on the journey of remembering, reclaiming, and experiencing their most spacious self
Speaking of FaithA weekly public radio program about religion, meaning,
ethics, and ideas
Spiritual Cinema CircleMovies with heart and soul from around the world
A Spiritual ViewArticles by Christian Scientist Dave Hohle that provide a
glimpse of the practicality of a spiritual viewpoint
Spirituality & PracticeMultifaith resource on ways to practice spirituality in
everyday life
Spirituality & HealthA magazine reporting on the people, practices and ideas of
the current spiritual renaissance
Zen HabitsLeo Babauta’s blog about simple productivity

RETREAT LOCATIONS

Barre Center for Buddhist StudiesBCBS in Barre, MA offers a variety of opportunities for research and study, including courses, workshops, conferences, retreats and independent programs.
Bethany House at Community of JesusA Christian community in the Benedictine monastic tradition on Cape Cod in Orleans, MA.
Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual InquiryMeditation retreats, meditation classes and a meditation sitting group, and workshops on a variety of topics in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Garrison InstituteFounded in 2002 on the Hudson River in NY its purpose is to apply the transformative wisdom of the world’s contemplative traditions to systemic challenges facing the human and natural environment.
GilchristGilChrist, the Fetzer Institute's public retreat center, in Three Rivers, Michigan
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MAThe Rule of St. Benedict emphasizes the warm reception of guests. Retreatants come to Glastonbury to pray, to witness a shared life of dedication to Christ, and to experience the joy, peace and love promised to believers gathered in His name.
HollyhockWorkshops, retreats, or vacation and taste island elixir. Located in British Columbia, Hollyhock is an intentional center for cultivation of human consciousness, well-being, and social impact.
Kripalu CenterKripalu Center located in Lenox, MA is dedicated to the exploration of what it means to be fully human and fully alive through a nonsectarian and nondogmatic approach to yoga.
Mercy CenterA conference and retreat center for human development sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in Madison, CT.
Nurture Through NatureProvides an opportunity for women to nurture Spirit within themselves and all things. Holistic Canoe Trips in Maine and Utah, as well as Women's Wellness Weekend Retreats at their home base in Denmark, Maine.
Omega InstituteSince 1977, through workshops and retreats in Rhinebeck, NY, Omega has been a pioneer in exploring, teaching, and embracing new ideas.
Society of Saint John the EvangelistThe Brothers of the Society of Saint John Evangelist have for years offered hospitality to those seeking a place of quiet and renewal at both the monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts and at Emery House in West Newbury, Massachusetts.

ECOLOGY NEWS

The Christian Science MonitorThe environmental news section of the Monitor
Climate Progress An insider's view of climate science, politics, and solutions
Dot Earth In Dot Earth, reporter Andrew C. Revkin of The New York Times examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits. pioneer in exploring, teaching, and embracing new ideas.
GristEnvironmental news and commentary. Sign up for their weekly e-news bulletin!
Mother Earth NewsSustainable-lifestyle magazine
TreehuggerGreen news, sustainable solutions, and eco-product information.

INFORMATIVE & FUN ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES

Center for a New American DreamResources to reduce and shift consumption and improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice.
Simple OrganicGreen living for real families
5 GyresUnderstanding plastic pollution through exploration, education and action
Cool Green ScienceThe conservation blog of The Nature Conservancy
My FootprintAn ecological footprint quiz
The Green ThingOften a silly presentation, always fun, monthly "green thing" suggestion that everybody can and should do to make Earth more sustainable. The Green Thing is easy, creative, not-for-profit, credible, and principled.
The Green GuideTips for living green, sponsored by National Geographic
InhabitatA weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
Lighter FootstepGreen living tips.
My Plastic Free LifeBeth Terry's blog about living with less plastc
No Impact ManColin Beavan's blog about every person's opportunity to end our environmental crisis, make a better place to live, and come up with a happier way of life along the way.
The Story of StuffThe Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. This site is awesome!!!! Be sure to check it out!
Sustainability Institute Sustainability Institute examines behaviors, structures and the shift in mindsets that will help move human society toward sustainability.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY

Aldo Leopold FoundationChampioning land ethics
The Alliance for Climate ProtectionGoal: Halt global warming by educating people in the US and around the world that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable.
350Global warming. Global action. Global future.
Clean Water ActionWorking together to for clean water, protecting health, creating jobs, and making democracy work.
Earth Day NetworkEarth Day Network promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide.
Earth HourA global campaign that's begun with switching off lights for one hour once a year
Earthwatch InstituteFunding scientific field research and deploying volunteers on projects around the world
Environmental Defense FundPartnering businesses, governments, and communities to find practical environmental solutions.
Environmental League of MassachusettsAdvocates for Responsible Environmental Policy
Global Warming SolutionsA consistent, clear voice calling for a REAL solution to the growing threat of global warming.
Green For AllBuilding a green economy that is strong enough to lift many people out of poverty.
Massachusetts Climate Action NetworkClimate protection from the grassroots up
Stop Global WarmingStop Global Warming Virtual March
Union of Concerned ScientitstsCitizens and scientists for environmental solutions
US Climate Action NetworkUSCAN is a network of CAN organizations and NGOs working together to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish LifeCOEJL seeks to expand the contemporary understanding of such Jewish values as tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedek (justice) to include the protection of both people and other species from environmental degradation.
Earth MinistryEarth Ministry's mission is to inspire and mobilize the Christian Community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future.
Earth SanghaBuddhism in service to the Earth
Episcopal Ecological Network A network within the Episcopal Church USA that coordinates with the Peace and Justice Ministries Office of the Episcopal Church USA.
The Genesis CovenantA community of faithful people from a variety of religious traditions who have put aside religious differences to work together to save the Earth.
National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice ProgramThe Eco-Justice Program office of the National Council of Churches works to provide an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox denominations to work together to protect and restore God's Creation.
The National Religious Partnership for the Environment An association of independent faith groups across a broad spectrum -- the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Council of Churches U.S.A., the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and the Evangelical Environmental Network.
Quaker Earthcare WitnessA spiritually-centered movement of Quakers and like-minded people seeking ways to integrate concern for the environment with Friends' long-standing testimonies for simplicity, integrity, peace, and equality.
The Regeneration ProjectAn interfaith ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith.
Religious Witness For The EarthNational, independent, interfaith network dedicated to creating a society in which human beings live in loving, just relationships with one another and with all Creation.
Unitarian Universalist Minsitry For EarthAffirming and promoting the Seventh Principle of the UUA, "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."
Web of CreationEcology Resources: Transforming Faith and Society

SOCIAL JUSTICE CONNECTIONS & CAUSES

Catalyst For PeaceIdentifying and supporting community based peacebuilding work around the world
Global EnvisionMercyCorps' site dedicated to increasing awareness of the spread of more open markets and the global fight against poverty.
KivaLoans that change lives
My Sister's KeeperWomen-led humanitarian action
True MajorityA grassroots education and advocacy organization founded by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's.