Posts Tagged ‘earth spirituality’

Take a break from oil, lower your footprint, spend time with family and friends

Posted September 14th, 2007 in Blog 2 Comments

Fostering Ecologicl Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Yesterday, oil prices broke a threshold, ending the day above $80 per barrel, a record. Markets were reacting to the surprise hurricane that hit Texas and some of the oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Humberto indeed raised eyebrows among scientists. The storm went from a tropical […]

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Teaching peace from the mountains

Posted September 13th, 2007 in Blog 2 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Last evening, the Catholic peace organization, Pax Christi USA, gave its Teacher of Peace 2007 award to Glenmary priest, Father John Rausch. Fr. Rausch is director of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia, an organization with a long history of defending worker rights, economic justice, and the environment in […]

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The forests protect us

Posted September 8th, 2007 in Blog Comments Off on The forests protect us

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I think most of us know this now. One of the scary things about the strong hurricanes predicted for the future because of the rising temperatures of oceans and seas is that we have destroyed so much of the natural buffers that protect us from devastating landfalls. Back […]

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Ravaging the Sacred Earth — for energy

Posted September 5th, 2007 in Blog Comments Off on Ravaging the Sacred Earth — for energy

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Yesterday, we reflected on the ravages of mountaintop removal for coal extraction. Today, I was going over some old emails from various organizations I subscribe to, and I found this moving and enraging talk by Clayton Thomas-Muller, member of the Cree nation in northern Canada, entitled, Stopping the […]

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