Mother and Child at Peace

Creator God, You have called us to be keepers of your Earth:Through greed, we have established an economy that destroys the web of life. We have changed our climate and drown in despair._Let oceans of justice flow__May we learn to sustain and renew the life of our Mother, Earth. __ We pray for our leaders,…

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A Climate Change Peace = Understanding

Climate change and peace seem to be as far as east is from west, but if  we face Mother Earth faithfully, peace is exactly what we will have.  In the fourth chapter of Philippians, followers of Christ are admonished to respect women and to shepherd their thoughts in a way that produces communal harmony. As…

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Precious Water

Recently I feel like the mariner in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” The recent fundraiser for ALS has been a lot of fun to watch and has done a lot of good for those stricken with a horrible disease. And yet tongue in cheek, Chip Masters, president…

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Truth, Profits and our Planet

On July 30, I once again testified at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) on behalf of the Clean Power Plan. It is the first attempt to make coal powered plants reduce their pollution. Rather than give statistics or a story, a little reflective wisdom….. Peace and Blessings to all. The last time I testified on…

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Land as my Spirituality

 At the Black American Indian Congress in Washington DC on July 19th, I was asked to explain my spirituality for an Ecohermanas film. These thoughts came to me and I share them with you… In Genesis chapter two, The Creator places woman and man in a forest garden and tells them to serve and preserve…

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A Rap on Climate

An African proverb says: “If you know the beginning well, the end will not trouble you.” This is particularly true when seeking the best response to climate change.  Within the Biblical beginning stories of John 1, Proverbs 8, and Genesis 2, we find the right relationship among humankind, Creation, Creator, Christ and Wisdom.  In the…

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Faith in Innovation

During the Hampton Minister’s Conference I had the opportunity to have a faith chat with EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy. I was lamenting that one Virginia senator seems to be leading with fear. He seems fearful that coal plants can’t earn profits without destroying the health of our children. He also seems fearful that carbon pollution…

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Gospel of the Garden

When God coupled the earth with the breath of eternity, our souls and the soil were fused and our destinies perpetually intertwined. While many of us have been taught that human beings have dominion over the Earth, we have not understood that what we do to Mother Earth, we do to one another and to…

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