Ministry in the Time of Climate Change: Multifaith Perspectives and Practical Training

June 6, 2017

Center for Earth Ethics

Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street

New York, NY


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At the annual training for faith leaders from around the country, offered by Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and co-hosted by the Climate Reality Project, speak on a panel, “Meeting Denial and Despair With Hope,” and lead a workshop, “Spiritual resilience and resistance.”  (Registration for this event is now closed.)

Prayers for the Planet: Reverence and Resistance

June 11, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Congregation B'nai Israel

253 Prospect St.

Northampton, MA

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Join us for a festive, outdoor, interfaith prayer service to honor the Earth, uplift our hearts, and strengthen our resolve to protect the web of life. Guest preachers include: • Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Minister for Ecological Justice at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston. A community organizer, youth worker, and former Executive Director of Project HIP-HOP (Highways Into the Past – History, Organizing and Power), Mariama serves on the Leadership Team of MA Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action, speaks across the country on ecological justice, and has received numerous awards for her work in the non-profit sector. She is particularly focused on engaging the Black church on climate change and ecological justice issues. • Jay O'Hara, a Quaker and co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center. Jay’s faith led him to blockade a coal barge with a lobster boat, to lead a Pipeline Pilgrimage across MA and NH, and, last October, to join a team that shut down five pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada's tar-sands. Music will be performed by Amherst Area Gospel Choir and other local musicians; leaders and representatives of different religions will offer prayers and readings. Free childcare.  Sign language interpretation available for the deaf. Outdoors under a big tent, rain or shine! Free, family friendly, and open to all. Find us on Facebook! Check out our basic Website:

Peace Conference

July 22, 2017 to July 23, 2017

Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center

660 Great Pond Road

North Andover, MA

(978) 682-8815

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Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center is organizing a weekend Peace Conference, “Speaking out, Listening Deep: Spiritual Grounding for Political Action” on Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23, with keynote speaker Robert A. Jonas. Margaret will lead a workshop, "Spiritual resistance in a time of crisis" on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. and again at 2:15 p.m. In our effort to build a better future, how do we avoid getting burned out or overwhelmed? How do we address our anger, fear, and grief? What spiritual practices can sustain our efforts to renew the web of life and to create a more just society? This workshop will explore a framework for the heart to help us become healers filled with compassion, energy, and hope.
Since its inception in 2011, the Peace Conference at Rolling Ridge has served as an important platform for healthy dialogue and inspirational hope. Diverse speakers over the years have addressed issues of peace-making, Earth tending, and inter-faith reverence. In a confusing political and social climate, now more than ever, people need a safe space as we seek understanding, harmony, and change. This year, Rolling Ridge will address the topic of peace in the political process at our 7th annual Peace Conference. During the Saturday afternoon plenary, Dr. Robert Jonas, will focus on the inner work that needs to be done so that we may be faithful to our call to speak out against political, social, and racial injustices. Sunday afternoon workshops will feature training in mobilization and spiritual practices, with experienced faith leaders offering their insights. A closing interfaith prayer for peace will round out the conference and send people home inspired and equipped to work for peace. For more information and to register, visit here.  

“Contemplative Ecology: Landscapes of the Soul”

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.