“The fireman responded to an apartment fire and found a bed on fire. They questioned the tenant as to how the fire started. “I don’t know,” he said, “it was on fire when I lay down on it.” – Robert Fulghum
This spring I had the incredible opportunity of traveling to the Vatican for meetings and events around the release of Pope Francis’s recent encyclical, Laudato Si, about the need to radically re-think our economic system and our view of the good life, in order to protect god’s creation and god’s people.
This summer my home province of BC was on fire. Again. And what seemed most shocking was that we barely flinched. In all kinds of crises, the horror in retrospect is how long business-as-usual carried on.
- The launch of the Faithful Voices Speakers Bureau – some fresh voices on climate and faith. And this article about the Fossil Free Faith Youth Fellows.
- This event, Standing Ground: building creative resistance for climate justice, being organized some some incredibly powerful young and people-of-colour voices whom I admire.
- This week’s bold climate declaration by Muslim leaders from 20 countries.
- And the United Church of Canada’s recent decision to live into their values of climate justice and reconciliation by divesting from fossil fuels.
Faithful Voices Speakers Bureau
Interested in having one of them join a panel at an event or conference you are organizing? Or guest-preach in your congregation? Or contribute to your newsletter, magazine or blog?