Category Archives: Arise & Conspire

Bearing witness to the beauty & brokeness

How Compassion Came to Live Among Us

Words by Ninabeth Metcalf, Artwork: detail from Epocha by Tim Metcalf  Find Tim’s artwork here   Advertisements

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Laudato si’ – The integral text of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on care for our common home

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si

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Press Release of the presentation of Laudato Sii

Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, distinguished representatives of the media, all who are following by radio and television and on internet, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, First of all, I greet all of you warmly on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Have I – Have We – Told You How Beloved You Are?

Beloved, I am  – We are – sorry that you do not feel well today. It is such a spectacular day, We know it will cheer you up! Did you see the way the moon winked at the stars? The … Continue reading

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Chasing Ice Toward a Reawkening of Community

James Balog, in the documentary Chasing Ice, announces to all who have eyes, that glaciers are the “canary in the global coal mine”.  Once a climate skeptic, Balog has now committed himself to bearing witness to the demise of glaciers … Continue reading

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Efficient?

One of the issues that affect the land and the beings that inhabit the land within our Bioregion of the Delaware River Watershed is Fracking. Fracking is a method of extracting energy (oil and gas) from the earth. It has … Continue reading

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Falling

  Twenty-five years ago, John B. Cobb Jr. in speaking about the finitude of our planet likened our (then) current trajectory to a “train whose brakes have failed and which is rushing down a slope toward a broken bridge. We … Continue reading

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