A Green Attica for a Sustainable Climate

June 5, 2018 to June 8, 2018

Athens, Greece

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Margaret accepted an invitation to participate in the international ecological symposium that will be held in Athens, Greece in June: A GREEN ATTICA FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT: Preserving the Planet and Protecting Its People. The Ecumenical Patriarchate is organizing this symposium in association with the Region of Attica to explore the pressing environmental problems of the region and its islands, examining the connections between ecology and economy, particularly in the context of pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. A particular focus of the symposium will be climate migrants/refugees.

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

July 1, 2018

10:00 a.m.

The Chapel at West Parish

210 Lowell Street

Andover, MA

westparishchapel.org/

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Margaret will preach at the 10:00 a.m. service of Holy Communion at West Parish Church in Andover, Mass.  The service will be held in The Chapel at West Parish, which is described as a unique, tranquil setting: an antique English-style stone chapel that is rich in history and beauty.

SUMMER PEACE CONFERENCE 2018 The Tie That Binds: Creation Care & Interfaith Dialogue

July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018

12 Noon

Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center

660 Great Pond Road

North Andover, MA 01845

(978) 682-8815

https://www.rollingridge.org

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Held in one of New England's most beautiful retreat centers, Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center, the 8th annual Peace Conference will focus on Creation care and interfaith dialogue.

On Saturday afternoon, Margaret will moderate a panel whose members include a Muslim, a Roman Catholic priest, and a Jewish rabbi.  On Sunday morning, she will lead a workshop on the hands-on, practical challenges and joys of organizing an interfaith climate event.

Other leaders include:

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

Rev. Norman Comtois, OMI, MA

&

Rabbi Judy Kummer

For more information about the event, its leaders, and location, and to register, visit here.

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

September 2, 2018

8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Christ Church Cathedral

690 Burrard St.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

604-682-3848

www.thecathedral.ca

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Margaret will preach at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services of Holy Communion at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Contemplative Ecology: Landscapes of the Soul

September 3, 2018 to September 6, 2018

Rivendell Retreat Centre

600 Rivendell Drive

Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

www.rivendellretreat.org/

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The ecological crisis calls out for prayer.  It calls out for a growing awareness that we belong to the Earth and that the totality of the web of life is holy.  How does God speak to us through the natural world?  What gives us energy and hope as we struggle to protect God's creation?  How do we move through denial and despair into the joy of resurrected living? Held in a beautiful natural setting, the retreat will explore a theological framework for “holding” our concern for Earth, its creatures and people.  The retreat will include presentations, guided meditation, small and large group conversation, singing, worship, and plenty of free time.   Margaret will lead this retreat for members of the Rivendell Retreat Community. The retreat center is located on Bowen Island in British Columbia.

Global Climate Action Summit

September 12, 2018 to September 14, 2018

TBD

TBD

San Francisco, CA

https://globalclimateactionsummit.org

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From Wed., Sept. 12, 2018 — Fri., Sept 14, 2018, a Global Climate Action Summit will be held in San Francisco. 
The 2018 Summit will bring people together from around the world to showcase climate action and inspire deeper commitments from national governments, and each other, in support of the Paris Agreement. Summit Co-chairs: Governor Jerry Brown; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa; Michael Bloomberg; and Anand Mahindra 
Margaret will speak on a panel convened by National Religious Coalition on Creation Care, "Religion's Role in Addressing Climate Change." For more information about the summit, visit the Website here.  

“Earth Care, Soul Care: Reflections from the Front Lines”

October 13, 2018

10:30 a.m.

Applewood Retirement Community

1 Spencer Drive

Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 253-9833

https://www.loomiscommunities.org/applewood-retirement-living

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The Rev. Dr. Bullitt-Jonas serves as Missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ. A month before this talk, she will have preached about climate change at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will have participated in the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco; several months before that, in June, 2018, she will have traveled to Greece to take part in a climate symposium led by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Today Margaret will reflect on the local and worldwide movement to address climate change and on how working to heal the web of life can help to heal our soul. Her presentation will be followed by Q & A. This event is free and open to the public.
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