Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War: An Agenda for Action

September 23, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hadley Farms Meeting House

41 Russell St.

Hadley, MA

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 Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War: An Agenda for Action

A Symposium on Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hadley Farms Meeting House 41 Russell St, Hadley, MA


Bill McKibben

Nitin Damle American College of Physicians

Michael Klare Peace and World Security Studies Program, Five Colleges

Jennifer Leaning Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Zia Mian Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University

Ira Helfand Physicians for Social Responsibility

Marty Nathan Climate Action Now

John Loretz International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Margaret will serve as moderator on a panel discussion of climate change and conflict, and will lead a workshop on inspiring and supporting faith communities to take action.

To register for this all-day symposium, please click HERE.

Please join us for a timely and urgent symposium on Saturday, September 23rd in Hadley entitled 'Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War: An Agenda for Change.' It features local and national activists and thinkers on both these existential issues, and how they intersect, including (but not limited to) a video message from Bill McKibben, Dr. Ira Helfand, Dr. Nitin Damle, Professor Michael Klare, Dr. Jennifer Leaning, and many more! We will address the perils we face, but also how we are to overcome them.
The location is at Hadley Farms Meeting House (41 Russell St., Hadley, MA) from 9am to 4pm, with breakfast and lunch served. Students attend free (and can register at - everyone else can register at The registration is $35, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Please join us for this critical conference. The stakes have never been higher, and the time for action is now.
To download a flyer, click here.

Spiritual resilience and resistance: Practices for Keeping a Peaceful Heart

September 28, 2017

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Community Room

40 Center Street

Northampton, MA

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Margaret will lead a free evening workshop/retreat on spiritual resilience and resistance, as part of the curriculum of the brand-new school, The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. Classes are free, but advance registration is required.  To register for her class, click here. "Spiritual resilience and resistance: Practices for keeping a peaceful heart" In our busy lives, how do we avoid getting burned out and overwhelmed? How do we handle our anger, fear, and grief? What spiritual practices can help sustain our efforts to renew the web of life and to create a more just society? This evening retreat will explore a framework for the heart to help us become healers filled with compassion, energy, and hope. For the complete Fall schedule of classes, click here (and then visit the Class List). All classes are free! We do one thing. Well. We teach movement building skills. Class after class, week after week, month after month.   We prepare social change leaders to win movement struggles.  Join us. Email for help at or call (413) 238-1280. We’re happy to help!

“Listening to Native Voices: Standing Rock is Everywhere”

October 7, 2017

10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Agape Community

2062 Greenwich Road

Hardwick, MA

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A very special celebration of St. Francis Day will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Agape community in Hardwick, Massachusetts. Special guests include Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nations, who will speak about the power of non-violence at Standing Rock; Paula Horne-Mullen, Executive Director, World Peace & Prayer Day; Chief Dwayne Perry and Two Clouds from the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp of Matawa NJ (modeled after Standing Rock); Gentle Hawk of the WIIC (Worcester Intertribal Indian Council), and Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson, who will lead a sacred water ceremony. The Rt. Rev. Doug Fisher, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, will lead an opening prayer. The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas will present an award on behalf of National Religious Coalition on Creation Care. Bring your own lunch.  We expect hundreds of people, so please arrive early, for parking. The Agape Community is dedicated to radical non-violence and witness, service to community, and voluntary simplicity. To download a flyer for the event, click here.

“Spiritual resilience in a time of climate crisis”

October 10, 2017 to October 12, 2017

Holy Family Retreat & Conference Center

303 Tunxis Rd

West Hartford, CT 06107

(860) 521-0440

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Margaret will lead the annual retreat for clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

October 22, 2017

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

Christ Church Anglican Cathedral

690 Burrard St.

Vancouver, B.C., CANADA


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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 Anglican Cathedral in Vancouver, Canada.

“Contemplative Ecology: Landscapes of the Soul”

October 23, 2017 to October 25, 2017

Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre

14500 Silver Valley Road

Maple Ridge, British Columbia


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Margaret will lead The Bishop's Annual Clergy Retreat for the Diocese of New Westminster, which will be held at Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, CANADA.

“Rooted & Rising: Reverence and Resistance in the Midst of Climate Crisis”

October 27, 2017 to October 28, 2017


A weekend with the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas and Dr. Robert A. Jonas

"Seizing Hope in a Season of Despair"

7–9 PM, Friday, October 27 St. Augustine’s in the Woods, 5217 S Honeymoon Bay Rd, Freeland, WA

Moderated by Larry Daloz and Sharon Daloz Parks, Margaret and Jonas will discuss the spiritual practices and perspectives that sustain hope as we fight for a more just and sustainable future. Goodwill donations gladly accepted.

"Healing Earth, Healing Ourselves: An Evolutionary Conversation"

9 AM–12:30 PM, Saturday, October 28 Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Rd, Langley, WA

Deepening the Friday night dialogue, Jonas and Margaret will lead a conversation that opens new East-West perspectives on environmental action and the personal transformation we need to ensure our healthy future. Our time together will include presentations, small-group sharing, silence, poetry, and music. Cost: $20. Pre-register with Terra Anderson at

Sponsored by Greening Congregations Collaborative

For more information, contact Terra Anderson,

To download a flyer, click Rooted & Rising.

Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

October 29, 2017

8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

St. Mark's Cathedral

1245 10th Avenue East

Seattle, WA 98102

(206) 323-0300

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Margaret will preach at the 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. services of Holy Eucharist at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, Washington.

“Making the Creation Connection: Christians and Environmental Justice”

November 11, 2017

9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center

660 Great Pond Road

North Andover, MA

(978) 682-8815

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"Making the Creation Connection: Christians and Environmental Justice"

A Day with Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

The Christian faith is often portrayed as being “anti-environment,” but in fact Christianity has deep roots in theology, the Bible, contemplative traditions, and ethical principles that call us to care for creation and create a just and life-sustaining society. In this day-long retreat, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas will offer a three-part framework to transform hearts and minds about our environmental responsibility as Christians and to inspire bold and faithful action.

Register on-line at: Registration: $48

(Contact us for information on group discounts.)

Check-in begins at 9:30am. Please let us know upon registration if you have dietary restrictions. Overnight accommodations and additional meals are available. Please contact Rolling Ridge for costs and details.

To download a flyer, click Making Creation Connection.

Sponsored by
  • Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center
  • American Baptist Churches Creation Justice Network
  • TABCOM Creation Care Ministries
  • Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts
  • Mass. Conference, United Church of Christ
  • Massachusetts Council of Churches
  • New England United Methodist Conference
  • New England Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • New England Yearly Meeting Prophetic Climate Action Working Group (Quaker)

Easter Vigil

March 31, 2018

7:00 p.m.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

335 Longmeadow St.

Longmeadow, MA 01106

(413) 567-5901

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At St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Longmeadow, MA, Margaret will preach at the 7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil service. This annual celebration unites Christians of several denominations in a shared worship service.