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The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Ph.D., is an author, retreat leader, and Episcopal priest.  In a pioneering ecumenical partnership, she serves as Missioner for Creation Care for both the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Mass. Conference, United Church of Christ. A long-time climate activist, she believes that the ecological crisis – from climate change to the extinction of species – calls us to claim our kinship with all creation, to look deeply into our sources of hope, and to work together to build a just and sustainable future.

This Website is a base camp, giving people a place to rest and reflect, to learn and find encouragement. Some viewers may be burned-out activists, looking for spiritual sustenance. Some may be seekers, wondering how faith and ecology connect. Some may be looking for a bit of insight, a flash of humor, or an idea for what to do next in their ongoing quest to be agents of healing, hope, and justice in the world. The planet needs everybody’s gifts and everyone has a part to play. Thank you for participating in the great work to protect life on Earth. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment, and we’re glad you’re here. To contact Margaret: mbj (at) revivingcreation.org
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Our planetary cathedral on fire     

Shocked and helpless, I watched the live-stream as Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames. Fire spread across the roof and the church’s mighty spire toppled and fell. Crowds gathered in Paris that spring night to weep and pray, to sing hymns and bear witness. Meanwhile, hundreds of fire fighters struggled to extinguish the fire, and another hundred removed artwork and sacred relics. I felt as if I were holding my breath with millions of others around the world as we waited to learn the fate of what some people consider...

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Sustain Island Home: Standing up for life

We know that climate change is upon us. The world is already starting to experience its effects – from extreme storms to floods, droughts, rising seas, and refugees on the move. What we may not know is that we have the power, in our own households, to make a significant difference in combating climate change. If all Americans made better choices in five areas (how we heat and electrify our homes; how we transport ourselves; what we eat; and how we deal with waste), our national carbon emissions would plummet by 40%!

The Episcopal Church is launching a new initiative, Sustain Island Home (www.sustainislandhome.org), which will give us tools to reduce our carbon emissions and...

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Preaching, worship, & forum

September 8, 2019

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

https://trinitysb.ladiocese.org/


Margaret is traveling to California.  In the Diocese of Los Angeles, she will preach at the 8:00 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist and at the 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist at Trinity Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara.  After the services, she will lead a Forum discussion of Gospel hope, a Christian response to the climate crisis.

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How To Preach on the Green New Deal: Margaret contributed one of the tips to this resource for preaching

ROOTED & RISING: VOICES OF COURAGE IN A TIME OF CLIMATE CRISIS is now available for pre-order! Click here to reserve your copy.

Margaret publishes two articles, “Sustain Island Home: Standing up for life” and “We resolved to make a difference in 2019,” in Abundant Times (Winter/Spring, 2019)

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The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas preached on July 14, 2019, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Williamstown, MA, on “A plumb line in our midst: When we stop pretending about climate change.”