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The Rev. 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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Pray the bird

Sometimes I am perfectly capable of scanning large swathes of bad news with aplomb, keeping my feelings at bay. I know how to brace myself before I open the morning paper, turn on the TV, or scan the news online. OK, world, I’m ready! Bring it on! Give me the latest list of apocalyptic woes! I can take it! I can handle it without blinking an eye!

But then comes a story about one small bird.

Researchers have confirmed the first death from...

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Radical Forgiveness

A reflection written for Wednesday in Holy Week (March 23, 2016) for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

John 13:21-32   I find it intriguing that John’s account of the Last Supper, unlike the versions told in other Gospels (Matthew 26:20-29; Luke 22:14-23), does not include the institution of the Eucharist. Instead, the Fourth Gospel tells the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, a story we re-enact on Maundy Thursday. Then, right before Jesus launches into his farewell discourse, the meal concludes with the evocative scene of Jesus placing bread in the hands of his betrayer. The Gospel writer does not explicitly mention the Eucharist, but surely the...

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Gospel in the Ecological Crisis

June 10, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Margaret will lead one of the closing sessions in "Gospel in the Ecological Crisis," a week-long training for clergy from across the country.  The event, held at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, is organized by Center for Earth Ethics and The Climate Reality Project. Margaret's session will focus on "Spiritual resilience…

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Margaret’s climate justice ministry goes ecumenical: as of Feb. 24, 2016, she now serves both the Episcopal Diocese of Western Mass. and the Mass. Conference, United Church of Christ.

Margaret was quoted by the Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 5, 2016, when she urged Northampton City Council to pass a resolution urging elimination of the solar net metering cap in Massachusetts.

Margaret wrote an article on Hope, resilience, and climate change, published by Daily Hampshire Gazette on Jan. 16, 2016. Click the link to download a PDF.

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Margaret is one of the speakers in a video produced for Harvard Heat Week, a series of rallies, vigils, and round-the-clock sit-ins in April 2015 to push Harvard to divest from fossil fuels

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