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Welcome to Ecospirituality Resources! Here you can find material that 

• connects concern for creation with growing faith in the Mystery within it,

• integrates new scientific discoveries with beliefs and lifestyles, and

• deepens understanding of threats to Earth’s life systems and our call to respond.

Here’s how Ecospirituality is defined on this site:

     relating to the spirit or soul of all creation;

     dealing with the interrelationship between physical realities and their inner and outer environment;

     integrating the Universe Story, the Great Work, evolving consciousness, the divine life within all creation, current threats to creation, and Christian faith responses

(The material on the site was originally for my own sisters, but other religious and parishioners became interested. I felt safe in assuming that visitors here were already dedicated Christians and didn’t need reminders about the centrality of Jesus. What people seemed to appreciate was help understanding the evolving worldview coming from new science and new theology so they could better integrate their beliefs into that worldview.)

These resources can be used by individuals and groups. They are

• free     • downloadable     • adaptable     • ecofriendly

• ecumenical (though primarily Christian)

• global (though primarily U.S. references)

• written or coordinated by Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ

• carefully edited for theological and scientific accuracy

• enriched by participants’ experiences and creativity

More:

About gives background information.

Advent consists of reflection material for individuals and groups based on excerpts from the appropriate Sunday Scriptures (on a three-year cycle). Advent’s four sessions focus in turn on Peace, Light, and Spirituality.

Lent consists of reflection material for individuals and groups based on excerpts from the appropriate Sunday Scriptures (on a three-year cycle). Lent’s five sessions focus in turn on Soil, Water, and Air.

Blog changes every few weeks or whenever it is timely for the day, season, or related activity. For example, the prayer/ritual for World Environment Day is posted before June 5th. Post-Easter Reflections connects Easter, Incarnation, and insights from quantum physics. Galileo’s quote is a helpful supplemental reading for the Spirituality of Soil reflections, but is pertinent any time.

Media can be used any time. Time for an Energy Change, the 12:27 min. video that explains and connects global warming and fracking, is part of the SHCJ’s justice project for the celebration of its 150 years in the United States.  The other videos on this page were also written by Terri, and were made into videos by Michael Hanson, Len Sroka, and Terri.

Suggested Books, Videos, and Sites includes books, booklets, videos judged worth recommending by a variety of people and coordinated by Terri. Contributors tell their stories connected with what each recommends.

 

 

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  1. In appreciation of your valuable website. Thank you for including my book Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood in your list of recommended books. Please note that I am not deceased even though the review says that I am. Mary Coelho

  2. Keep up the good work, Terri. I am happy that NCR has picked up on your work. We need more of this type of education down here.
    Mary Alice, Dominican Republic

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