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Nature Corner – November 2023

October 30, 2023

Pope Francis and “Laudate Deum” By: Jo Doumbia This month, I want to refer to the most recent pronouncement of Pope Francis, who on early October emphasized about his earlier call for urgent action to tackle climate change, while highlighting a failing global response to the crisis on his papal exhortation named “Laudate Deum” or…

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Faith in Action

October 27, 2023

November Faith in Action By: Kris Rosenthal Dream Big! Dream Deeply! When you think about the future, maybe 3 or 7 generations out, how do you think the world will have changed? How will we grow food, move around, work, heat or cool our homes? Will we have learned to live peacefully with each other?…

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Faith in Action

September 27, 2023

October Faith in Action By: Kris Rosenthal What emotional and spiritual energy fuels you, especially in this time of unfolding disasters and great uncertainty? What values and experiences could lead us to loving the earth and each other, rather than exploiting and destroying it, and our continued health? If you would like to explore this,…

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Nature Corner – October 2023

September 27, 2023

By: Jo Doumbia The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)  You may have heard that this past August completed a year since the enactment of the IRA, the most significant climate legislation ever to become law. In addition to benefiting people, it also protects nature. Not comprehensive, below, there is a list of key aspects covered by…

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Faith in Action

August 28, 2023

Nourishing Our Own Resilience in the Face of Climate Anxiety By: Kris Rosenthal  Do you sometimes feel whipsawed, as I do, between gratitude for good events, such as the Held vs Montana ruling that the youth won, and anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act funding for the climate, and anger, sorrow or anxiety while breathing…

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Nature Corner – September 2023

August 28, 2023

CLIMATE CHANGE and MEby Jo Doumbia Can you believe that what we are experiencing and reading refers to the fact that we’ve just lived through the hottest two months in human history, that ocean water off the coast of South Florida is now as warm as your hot tub, and that winter temperatures in South…

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Faith in Action

July 26, 2023

Faith in Action By: Kris Rosenthal  This is the coolest decade our children may ever experience. That’s a startling and immediate idea, isn’t it? A heat dome has squashed the south of the US for over a month, with no end in sight. Around the globe, this summer is bringing deadly heat. Despite our creation…

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Nature Corner – August 2023

July 25, 2023

OUR GARDENS AND CLIMATE CHANGE By: Jo Dumbia  FOR MILLIONS OF US, gardening is much more than a hobby—it is a passion.Whether it is with a few potted plants on the balcony or acres of flowers, fruit trees, and water features, the garden provides solace and is a place to connect with nature and enjoy…

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Nature Corner – July 2023

June 27, 2023

Our Connection with Nature By: Jo Dumbia  It been established by nature lovers, naturalists, biodiversity specialists, and scientists that one of the root causes of the environmental crises is the lack of a close relationship with nature and that the relationship drives our behavior towards the natural world. For a long time, corporations have been…

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Faith in Action

June 25, 2023

Faith in Action By: Kris Rosenthal  What gives YOU hope? Or the courage to face down Business as Usual to heal the planet and our civilization, while we hear daily about the threats to on-going survival? Maybe as I sometimes do, you ping-pong between despair and commitment, between avoidance and anger or distraction. How can…

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