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In this episode we talk to Dominic Frongillo, a young climate advocate, politician, and teacher from New York State. Dominic was the youngest person ever elected to serve on the City Council in Caroline, New York, and one of the youngest deputy mayors in the U.S. He is also the cofounder and executive director of Elected Officials to Protect America—an organization whose mission it is to create a safe, prosperous, and healthy planet by supporting and mobilizing “elected officials and civic leaders to protect the environment, and fight climate change.” In our conversation, Dominic helps us understand that real change can happen when courageous individuals help motivate whole communities around the common cause of environmental and social justice—at the local or the global level.Upcoming event:  live webinar with Brian McLaren on May 17th, 7pm PST. To donate to the relief work in Ukraine being done by a trusted friend of ours, 1. go to https://www.missiondispatch.org/tanya-vasiko-machabeli 2. click the “TO DONATE” button 3. choose “Tanya & Vasico Machabeli — Nehemiah” from the drop down of optionsGuest: Dominic Frongillo - executive director of Elected Officials to Protect America Former council member & deputy Mayor of Caroline, New York.  Mentions:  UN climate negotiations - Bali, Indonesia (2007) Forrest’s cousin, Washington state governor Jay Inslee Costa Rica - deforestation history Dr. Katharine Hayhoe Greta Thunberg - climate activist Island of Kiribati - climate change threat Naomi Klein - book: This Changes Everything fracking 101 NY state fracking ban Study on dictatorships unable to stay in place when just 3.5 % of population is actively resistingVladimir Putin - example of a fossil fuel dictator; Russia supplies 40% of Europe's gas;  Elected Officials to Protect America press conference calling on President Biden to invoke Defense Production Act  
In this episode, we are in conversation with members of the Multifaith Network for Climate Justice in Bellingham, a small city in the north of Washington State. We hear from Deb Cruz from the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Steve Hansen—a Buddhist from the Insight Meditation Society, and Andrea Shupack from Congregation Beth Israel.  Rooted in a sense of spiritual and moral responsibility to protect the Earth, the mission of the Multifaith Network for Climate Justice is to engage and connect different faith and wisdom traditions in responsive, collaborative community.Upcoming event: https://www.circlewood.online/wisdom-from-wilderness-webcastFree live webinar with Brian McLaren, hosted by Forrest Inslee, Victoria Loorz (Wild Church Network) & Kate Davis (Center for Transforming Engagement) on May 17th, 7pm PST.  Brian McLaren's new book: Do I Stay a Christian?Guests: Deb Cruz - Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Steve Hansen - Bellingham Insight Meditation Society Andrea Shupack - Congregation Beth Israel Multifaith Network for Climate Justice  Mentions: Theravada Buddhism JUUstice Washington - a Unitarian Universalist State Action Network The 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism Joanna Macy - deep ecology - definition Bhikku Bodhi - 2019 UN address b'tzelem Elohim - made in the image of God Paul Ehrlich - author of The Population Bomb 1st Earth Day - 1970 Green Sanctuary process MNCJ legislative review for WA state legislature - Jan. 2022 Earth Ministry Year of the Shmita - 7th year Shabbat Lummi NationBIPOC = Black, Indigenous & People of Color Dan Jones aka SaSuWeh - former chair of the Ponca tribe in Oklahoma, U.S.  Ethics of Our Fathers - "it's not incumbent on us to finish the work, but we must do our part." Katharine Hayhoe - book: Saving Us 
When it comes to living in better relationship to the rest of creation, one aspect of our lives that we don’t talk about enough is money. How we earn it, how we spend it, how we save and how we invest—these subjects aren’t often thought of as aspects of earthkeeping. In fact though, if we aren’t thoughtful and intentional about our finances, the way we use and keep money has the potential to do harm to others and to the community of creation. In the same way, money used wisely and strategically has the power to enact much good in the world. The same could be said, really, when we consider how we invest our time and our talents. In this episode we’ll get some insight on wise and ethical investing from Trevor Thomas, who works for a company called Ethinvest, based in Australia.  For information about the sound editing position, write to: forrest.inslee@circlewood.online Co-host: Christine Sine - founder of Mustard Seed Associates, parent org of Circlewood and author of Godspacelight.com Guest: Trevor Thomas, Managing Director of Ethinvest in AustraliaAustralian Impact Investments- Ethinvest's Impact investing subsidiary  Mentions:  Pax World Fund - world's first fund set up to use social criteria in investing ESG investing- Environmental, Social, Governance risk assessments social impact investing UN - Sustainable Development Goals social impact bonds - definition and example of 1st social bond - Peterborough jail in UK Australian Farmland Funds ethically based portfolios perform similarly to traditional portfolios TCFD - Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure Ethical Advisors Coop - in Australia Suggestionsfind a local ethical investor advisor Use the peak bodies to find one in your region: US - US Social Investment Forum UK - Social Investment Forum or UK Sustainable Investment and FinanceAssociation Australia/NZ - Responsible Investment Association Australasia Keywords: Greenwashing, green investing, ethical investing, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Impact Investing, climate justice, financial advising, index funds, social impact investing, B Corp, ESG Investing, ESG Risk Management, impact washing, greenwashing, regenerative agriculture, renewable energy
In this episode, we talk with Nathan Aaberg, Director of Conservation and Working Lands at the Liberty Prairie Foundation—an organization that is committed to building a world in which food production regenerates the soil and land conservation heals the planet. Nathan lives at Prairie Crossing, a conservation community that respects the environment and enables residents to experience a strong connection between community and the land. A big part of the work Nathan involves equipping and supporting farmers in the American midwest who are committed to sustainable, restorative approaches to farming that respect the land.Guest:·       Nathan Aaberg – Director, Conservation & Working Lands for Liberty Prairie Foundation ·       He lives in the planned community Prairie Crossing in Illinois, U.S.·       He also runs NE Illinois FarmLink – linking regenerative-minded farmers & landowners·       Nathan's blog: WholeFaithLivingEarth.com Mentions: ·       Wallace Stegner - author & environmentalist ·       North Park Village Nature Center ·      Friends of the Chicago River ·       North Park Theological Seminary ·       Parker Palmer - book: Let Your Life Speak (Amazon link) ·       Dr. Katharine Hayhoe - environmental scientist and author ·       social infrastructure ·       Community Supported Agriculture ·       Wendell Berry quote: "eating is an agricultural act" ·       Suggestion: start with thinking about your diet. 3x per day your choices impact the earth. Keywords: Nones and Dones, regenerative agriculture, regenerative farming, young farmer, theology of the land, intentional community, Amish, environmental education, farming cooperative
            In season three of the podcast, we are dedicating a number of our episodes to the exploration of environmental justice themes. In this episode we talk with Ray Williams, Director of Black Farmers Collective, and Yeawa Asabi, a volunteer at Yes Farm—an urban community project that the Collective has established in the heart of Seattle. Yeawa has also been a student in the graduate program where Forrest served as a professor. As is the case with so many of his students, Forrest learned new things from Yeawa—such as the restorative power of farming to heal the social wounds of her generation.Guests:Ray Williams - cofounder and director of Black Farmers' Collective Yeawa Asabi - volunteer at Yes Farm - urban community farm run by Black Farmers' Collective Small Axe - 2nd teaching farm started by Black Farmers' Collective Mentions: Northwest University MA in International Community Development (where Forrest teaches and Yeawa is earning her master’s)food sovereignty  housing segregation's continued effects in the U.S.; Brookings Institute: The Great Real Estate Reset affinity groups - Example: Racial Affinity Group Guide for schools  Black Lives Matter  BIPOC = Black, Indigenous & People of Color BSU = Black Student Union Keywords: food justice, food desert, urban agriculture, safe spaces, Seattle, environmental justice, social justice, Black Lives Matter, ally, race and identity, community development, Northwest University
In season three of the podcast, we are dedicating a good number of our episodes to the exploration of environmental justice themes. In this episode we talk with Mathews Malata Jr., an environmental journalist and president of the Association of Environmental Journalists in Malawi. He and his colleagues are dedicated to bringing attention to serious environmental concerns, uncovering systemic corruption, and advocating for more just policies. Journalists like Mathews seek to make people more aware of the impacts of the ongoing climate crisis, and of the need for every Malawi citizen to work for the preservation and protection of their beautiful country. At the same time, Mathews points out that the struggle for environmental justice is a global one—since most of the catastrophic impacts of climate change in Malawi are actually caused by the harmful habits of nations in the global north.Leave a voice mail at www.circlewood.online/earthkeepers or email us at earthkeepers@circlewood.online Guest: Mathews Malata, President of the Association of Environmental Journalists in MalawiMalata's Twitter feed & Facebook page & Youtube channelMathews Malata's articles in The Nation Mentions:Malawi's contribution to climate change is minisculeCOP26 in Glasgow IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) 2022 reportUN's Sustainable Development GoalsMalawi's increasing extreme weather eventslack of access to clean energy in Malawi drives deforestationMalawi's Nationally Determined Contributions to UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)Cyclone Idai devastates Malawi in 2019Thin plastics co. (which have been banned in Malawi) shut down last year Keywords: COP 26, Malawi cyclone, climate disaster, global south, global north, climate injustice, earth justice, climate change adaptation, climate refugees, Anthropocene
            In this episode we talk with Jimmy McGee, the CEO and President of the Impact Movement—an organization whose primary focus is to help develop students of African descent into leaders who impact the world for good. Part of that process involves helping students to become agents of justice whatever their vocations might be. For any of us who would dedicate themselves to seeking justice, McGee contends, we must resolve to do so for the long run. Guest: Jimmy McGee - CEO & President of Impact Movement - a non profit serving black college studentsMentions:Historically Black Colleges & UniversitiesJelani Day - student served by Impact at Illinois State University who went missingEmmett Till - student whose murder prompted outrage and fueled the Civil Rights movementFlint, Michigan - still no clean waterBook - The Sum of Us by Heather McGheeurban food deserts - no fresh food; children have adult teeth come in already rotten. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia renovatedMilwaukee - most segregated  city in USImpact Movement grad - Ryan Haygood - NCAAP Defense fund; President of the New Jersey Institute for Social JusticeDr. C. T. Vivian - lieutenant of Martin Luther King Jr.Book: Eyes on the Prize; companion to the PBS series - Eyes on the PrizeJohn Stott - book: Between Two WorldsSankofa - image from West Africa - fetch from your past to know your futureDave Dennis - long time civil rights activistDiane Nash - civil rights activistFreedom RidesKeywords: earth justice, Flint Michigan, Black Lives Matter, racial reconciliation, food desert, poverty, gentrification, historically black colleges and universities, urban blight, health disparities, racial justice, Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Movement, Thurgood Marshall, Jim Crow, green spaces
            Is it possible to think green even when it comes to burials and funerals? In this episode Forrest is with Sandy Gibson, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Better Place Forests—an organization that supports people in their end-of-life arrangements while conserving and protecting natural areas.  In doing so, they practice their core mission of “helping every person to write a better ending to their story.” The memorial forests that they are creating—as an alternative to cemeteries—literally makes it possible to leave this world a greener place when we’re gone! Got ideas for future guests? Leave a voice mail at www.circlewood.online/earthkeepers or email us at earthkeepers@circlewood.online Guest: Sandy Gibson - cofounder of Better Place Forests - a sustainable alternative to cemeteries  Mentions: Desmond Tutu - his eco friendly aquamation or alkaline hydrolysis or water cremationrecomposition - body is composted, turns directly into soil devil sticks business partner - Brad Milne Cradle to Cradle - book on creating business models that are good for the earth One Tree Planted - Better Places Forests' Impact trees partner Rothy's- shoes made from recycled materials Chick Fil A - coffee supply chain works more directly with farmers Keywords: cemetery, memorial trees, gravestone, headstone, grave marker, celebration of life, funeral, burial, aquamation, alkaline hydrolysis, water cremation
          In this episode Forrest talks with Jason Myers, Executive Director of the EcoTheo Collective—a virtual community of people devoted to exploring the possibilities at the intersection of art, spirituality, and ecology.  He is also Editor of the EcoTheo Review, a journal that publishes work exploring themes ranging from creation care to creativity, and earth justice to social justice. Got ideas for future guests? Leave a voice mail at www.circlewood.online/earthkeepers or email us at earthkeepers@circlewood.online Guest: Jason Myers - Executive Director of EcoTheo Collective Editor in Chief of EcoTheo ReviewLOGOS readings Curate for Holy Family Church - Houston, TXMentions:Jason's colleague Han VanderhartChrist in Cascadia - regional journal that Forrest Inslee editsantiphonal - definitionMary Oliver Lucille Clifton W.S. Merwin Candler Creation KeepersBuechner quote: "Where your deep gladness ..."Emma Marris - books - "Rambunctious Garden" & "Wild Souls"Wendell Berry - quote: "There are no unsacred places, just sacred and desecrated places."Rev. Melanie Mullen - Dir. Reconciliation, Justice & Creation Care, Episcopal ChurchBishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal ChurchKaveh Akbar - interviewed in the Autumn 2021 issue of EcoTheo ReviewDavid Naimon -  Between the Covers podcast; entry in the Summer 2021 issue of EcoTheoJohn Muir  (plus NY Times article on Sierra Club acknowledging racism of John Muir) Henry David Thoreau Theodore Roosevelt - National Parks systemLucille Clifton quote
In this episode, Forrest and James do some looking back at the last six months, talking about the need to stay hopeful even when confronted with the hard facts of climate change—and also about the possibility that a little bit of 'guilty conscience' can drive us to make changes in the way we live. They consider some of the themes they heard and the lessons they learned from the last six months of episodes, and talk about where the podcast will be going in the new year. Got ideas for future guests? Leave a voice mail at www.circlewood.online/earthkeepers or email us at earthkeepers@circlewood.onlineKeywords:Indigeneity, indigenous, Randy Woodley, Katherine Hayhoe, Vidhya Chintala, Sashi Chintala, Mary Dejong, Ridwell, Jay Matenga, Courtney Christenson, Casa Adobe, Johann Ruiz, Erika Alvarez, Santa Rosa, Costa Rica, Eloheh, Sparks and Matches, Waymarkers, Alex Bailey, Black Outside, Celtic worldview, Celtic Christianity, COVID
            In this episode we talk with Mary Dejong, founder of Waymarkers. Our conversation focuses on the upcoming solstice on December 21—that day when the northern hemisphere is tilted farthest away from the sun; it is the shortest and darkest day of the year, and traditionally marks the start of winter. Mary, she helps us understand how solstice can be a time for wholeheartedly embracing the change of seasons—and even learning to love the dark days of winter. All of us, whether we are in the north or the south, can learn to hear what the earth is speaking—in a language of darkness and light—to those who have ears to hear.Guest:Mary DeJong - founder of Waymarkers.net Mary's blog Wild Winter course Mary's first interview on Earthkeepers' podcast Mentions: Duwamish people immanent- definition Imago Dei - definition Japanese sakura tree Mary's model of a Rewilding Year based on the concept of Wheel of the Year Cardinal directions example of a circular calendar examples of a liturgical calendar - Catholic & Lutheran Western Red Cedars dying because of June heat dome baby hawks leave nests due to heat dome Suggestions:  ·     reverse Advent candle lighting tradition - start with 4 candles and remove one each week. ·    unplug one electrical appliance per day leading up to the solstice and use candles instead.  ·    plant bulbs and contemplate the darkness in which they reside until spring.  ·    set up a nature altar 
            In this episode we talk with Randy Woodley about his new book, Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth.  Randy and his wife Edith lead Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice, and their work touches the lives of Native people and non-Native people alike. As Randy points out, everyone has indigenous connections to some place in the world. One of the core purposes of his new book is to help people to discover their own indigenous roots, even as they seek to learn from the Native people wherever they now live. Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth            You can order this book anywhere, but we suggest that you do so at www.randywoodley.com and click on new books. There you’ll find an option to order the book in such a way that a percentage of purchase goes to support Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice. You can pre-order your copy now to receive it right away when it is released on January 4th. If you are interested in reading the book in a group guided by Randy, find out how to join it on his Facebook page called Randy Woodley Author.Guest:Randy Woodley - author, speaker, activist, scholarNew Book: Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred EarthHighly recommended by and for all Earthkeepers: Shalom and the Community of CreationEloheh Indigenous Center for Earth JusticeRandy's author page on FacebookThe Harmony Tree - Randy's children's book Mentions:James Baldwin quote: "history trapped in people" is from Notes of a Native Son (1955)Celtic spirituality Keywords: Indigenous, Native American, First Nations, earth-centered spirituality, Celtic, kindom, harmony way, eloheh
            In this episode we talk with Sashi and Vidhya Chintala. Since moving to the US from India, this couple—along with their daughter Eva—have sought to “green” every aspect of their everyday lives. From their distinctively Indian cultural perspective, they offer unique and challenging insights into the nature of an earthkeeping lifestyle.Connect with Earthkeepers' Podcast: Ecological Disciple blogEmail us @ earthkeepers.circlewood.onlineGuests: Vidhya and Sashi ChintalaYoutube channel: Wildly Wonderful WorldVidhya's blog entry for Ecological DiscipleMentions:Highland Covenant Church, Bellevue WAOffer Up - a secondhand buying & selling sitesoapnutsCourtney Christenson's practical steps episodeheat pumpNorthwest University 's MA in International Community DevelopmentGenesis 2:15Hyderabad, IndiaKerala - Indian state1,052 languages in IndiaGanges river granted legal personhoodMatthew 6:26Lawn as sign of prosperity and colonialism - not a sustainable ecosystemcompanion plantingA Rocha - Wild Wonder curriculumKeywords: Hyderbad, lasagna mulching, micro clover, topsoil ecology, A Rocha Wild Wonder curriculum, Ganges River  
In this episode we talk with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, author of the new book Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. Katharine offers encouraging, practical advice about how to engage in conversations about earthcare and climate change with the people in our lives, finding common ground and avoiding politicized terms that can derail conversations. This interview was conducted before a live online audience, and was cosponsored by Village Books and the North Cascades Institute. Guest: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe - climate scientist Dr. Hayhoe's book: Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World Dr. Hayhoe's website: KatharineHayhoe.com Dr. Hayhoe's Tiktok account  Mentions: 2/3 of major cities within a few feet of sea level - UN Fact sheet (see page 6) 86% of people not talking about climate change - Yale Climate Opinions Map Washington State Ferry Electrification Plan Washington state governor Jay Inslee Carbon emissions from ferry systemAP article on the effect of warming stream temperatures on salmon Yale Program on Climate Change Communication Yale study on dismissive, alarmed, concerned, cautious, disengaged and doubtful populations Science Moms website Survey on young people's anxiety about climate change Greta Thunberg - School Strike for Climate Infrastructure bill in US Congress - current status (10/19/2021); Congress.gov's status tracker for H.R. 3684 The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy's link to tell your congresspeople to support the Infrastructure bill Original interview sponsored by: Village Books in Bellingham, WA and The North Cascades Institute Keywords: electric ferry, carbon emissions, orca, salmon, Cascade Mountains, Olympic Mountains, climate deniers, climate change, global warming, ecodespair, community development, environmental jus<
In this episode we talk with Erika Alvarez and Johann Ruiz of Casa Adobe. Casa Adobe is an intentional community of people in Costa Rica working together to care for creation, build true relationships, and nurture their faith lives. At the heart of their values is their belief that environmental justice and social justice cannot be separated. Ecological Disciple blogBook giveaway: Want to be in a drawing to receive a copy of Victoria Loorz’ book Church of the Wild? Leave a voice message telling us why YOU listen to the Earthkeepers podcast. Find the “We want to hear from you” button on the podcast website. Guests: Erika Alvarez - LinkedIn profile (in Spanish)  Johann Ruiz Michelson Members of Casa Adobe—an intentional community in Santa Rosa,  Costa Rica (map)  Mentions: University of Costa Rica Rio Virilla (link in Spanish)—local river that's the focus of community programs Casa Adobe's mission statement 90% of Costa Rica's electricity is generated by renewables   Keywords: intentional community, Santa Rosa, Costa Rica, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, mushroom farming, compost, faith community, water recycling
In this episode Forrest talks with Victoria Loorz, cofounder of the Wild Church Network, a broad association of religious communities that practice faith life in ways that foster connectedness to all of creation. Victoria also helped start the Seminary of the Wild, an experiential education and formation program for spiritual leaders seeking to pioneer new earth-centered faith practices. In this conversation we talk with her about her forthcoming book, Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred.Book giveaway: Want to be in a drawing to receive a copy of Victoria Loorz’ book Church of the Wild?  Find the “We want to hear from you”  button on the podcast website and leave a voice message telling us why YOU listen to the Earthkeepers podcast. Guest: Victoria Loorz—co-founder of Wild Church Network and Seminary of the Wild New Book : Church of the Wild: How Nature invites us into the Sacred Mentions: Thomas Berry - cultural historian & religions scholar Howard Thurman - theologian & mystic Thurman quoteEcological Disciple blog Dr. Josh Packard - Nones & Dones - website: Dechurched Forest Church - UK Agrarian church - Episcopal Holy hikes Paschal mystery - definition Robin Wall Kimmerer - author of Braiding Sweetgrass; quote:"even a wounded world heals us" Keywords: Forest Church, Nones and Dones, Nature as Revelation, ecotheology, seminary, unchurched, Seminary of the Wild, Wild Church, kindom, indigenous theology
In this special episode we get very practical, focusing on five easy lifestyle changes that can help us to live more sustainably. We are in conversation with Courtney Christenson, founder of Sparks & Matches—a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring people to be changemakers in the realms of social and environmental justice. We hope this episode will help our listeners see that all of us have countless opportunities in our everyday lives to make simple, doable changes that benefit the health of the planet. Book giveaway: Want to be in a drawing to receive a copy of Ray Simpson’s Brendan’s Return Voyage: A New American Dream?  Leave a voice message telling us why YOU listen to the Earthkeepers podcast. Find the “We want to hear from you” button on the podcast website.Guest: Courtney Christenson - founder of Sparks and Matches Five Easy Switches: Laundry detergent - eliminate shipping, plastic bottles           Brands: Dropps ; Tru Earth Toilet Paper - eliminate plastic wrap, switch to sustainable sources          Brands: https://us.whogivesacrap.org/ or https://reelpaper.com(un)Paper Towels           Brand: Unpaper towels           make your own from cotton flannel sheets. make a gift set. (find on Etsy) Reusable bags for produce/groceries           make your own from anything that doesn't add weight.           a no-sew tutorial to make your own  (find on Etsy) Shampoo/conditioner, body soap bars           eliminate plastic bottles and shipping and switch to safer ingredients.            Brands: Motive (find on Etsy) Resources for eco-friendly shopping:          https://packagefreeshop.com/          https://wildminimalist.com/          https://zerowastestore.com/Apartment composting - countertop models, worm bin composting, yard waste bins may accept food waste as well, contribute to local community garden compost.  Dishes vs. paper plates: less shipping, dishwashers are highly water efficient. Idea: collect dishes at local thrift stores  Plastic waste associated with buying meat - ask if you can bring in a reusable glass counter to buy meat in from your store. If they say no, find another store or local butcher shop.  Keywords: Greener living, sustainability, environmental impact, eco-friendly, compostable, environmentally friendly, carbon footprint, paper alternatives, plastic alternatives, plastic-free packaging, sparksandmatches, Sparks and Matches
In this episode Forrest talks with Jeff Johnson, an acclaimed musician whose art spans a diversity of styles including Progressive Rock, Jazz, New Age, and Contemplative Worship. In the  40 years of his career thus far, Jeff has written music for a Martin Scorsese film, collaborated with great musicians like Phil Keaggy, and recorded original music for the Wyndham Hill label. In this conversation Jeff shares about some of the deep values behind his musical aesthetic—and in particular consider how themes of Celtic spirituality and communion with nature are reflected in his work. Of course, the best way to understand his art is to hear it—and in our conversation today Jeff includes a few of his compositions.Book giveaway: Want to be in a drawing to receive a copy of Ray Simpson’s Brendan’s Return Voyage: A New American Dream? Leave a voice message telling us why YOU listen to the Earthkeepers podcast. Find the “We want to hear from you” button on the podcast website.Guest: Jeff Johnson - musician Jeff's music - ArkMusic.com Songs played: Watching Swallows Pray; Shall I? ; Columba's prayer Mentions: Tom & Christine Sine - founders of Mustard Seed Associates Phil Keaggy - guitarist Martin Scorsese's film - Gangs of New York Janet Marie Chvatal - vocalist Windham Hill label Brian Dunning - Dublin-based flautist Stephen Lawhead - author Selah services Taize lorica - a type of Celtic prayer David Friesen - jazz musician Brendan - early Irish christian and saint of Ireland The Voice - competitive singing show Jozef Luptak -  cellistLindisfarne - Holy Island Iona - island off of England David Adam - author Messianic Judaism Tanakh - Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament in Christian parlance) Columba - ancient Christian monk and saint 
In this episode we talk with Rev. Ray Simpson about his latest book called Celtic Christianity and Climate Crisis: Twelve Keys for the Future of the Church. Ray is also a founder of a new monastic order called the Community of Aidan and Hilda. Though Ray helped to start this community in the United Kingdom, it now includes people from all over the world—people who believe that values and practices of the ancient Celtic Church have particular relevance for contemporary Christ followers. The community draws on these ancient ways to create an order of life, or Waymarks as they are called. Among other things, this Way of Life recommends learning how to truly listen.Feedback to Earthkeepers: earthkeepers@circlewood.onlineVoicemail ("We want to hear from you")Guest:  Rev. Ray SimpsonDaily Prayer Tweet: Twitter@praycelticdailyResources, e-studies,weekly blog:  www.raysimpson.orgFacebook:  http://www.facebook.com/revd.ray.simpsonLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ray-simpson-5b311b2b/To receive daily Pilgrimage for Life: www.waymarksoflife.comRay’s books mentioned in podcast: Celtic Christianity: Deep Roots for a Modern Faith Brendan's Return Voyage: A New American Dream: Indigenous, Post-Colonial, and Celtic Theology Celtic Christianity and Climate Crisis: Twelve Keys for the Future of the ChurchLinks to details from this episode:The international Community of Aidan and HildaAnamchara (soul friend)St. ColumbanusHopi TribeDesert Fathers and MothersRandy Woodley’s book Shalom and the Community of CreationIan BradleyBible SocietyHoly Island of LindisfarneKey words: Celtic Church, Saint Patrick, Saint Brennan, indigenous, Native American, Maori, Hopi, New Monastic, New Monasticism, creation care, community garden, environmental justice, social justice, minimalism, Greta Thunberg, anamchara, Columbana, Desert Fathers and Mothers, Brendan, Randy Woodley
            In this episode, we talk with Chris Barnard, Policy Director at the American Conservation Coalition. The mission of the American Conservation Coalition—or ACC—is to change the narrative on environmental discussions by promoting a mix of free-market, pro-business, and limited-government environmentalism. They focus their work of advocacy and issues awareness toward a college-age demographic and are also active in the political realm, working with leaders and lawmakers at all levels of government. In his work with the ACC, Chris speaks with particular passion and authenticity that encourages conservative-leaning folks to defy stereotypes, and to embrace earth care as a central component of their political values.Feedback to Earthkeepers: earthkeepers@circlewood.onlineVoicemail ("We want to hear from you")Guest: Chris Barnard - Policy director for American Conservation Coalition MarketAcademy.eco  Chris' article on American conservatives losing sight of conservation heritage  Mentions: Genesis - Adam & Eve tasked with caring for creation  Conservative Climate Rally - Miami Florida  Conservative Climate Summit - Utah Republican congresspeople who ran on environmental platforms: Rep. Peter Meijer - MichiganRep. Maria Salazar - Florida Rep. Nancy Mace - S. Carolina; Rep. Young Kim - California; Scientist Richard A. Muller BP investing in renewable energy sources Bill Gates - investing in 2nd generation nuclear reactors British Conservation Alliance Founding of the National Parks  President Theodore Roosevelt A.O.C - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Democratic Congresswoman  Scientist Katharine Hayhoe   Actions:ACC course on faith based approach to climate change  Young Evangelicals for Climate Action Evangelical Environmental Network 
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