Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Our reporter on-the-job, Bonniesue Wadleigh, submitted this summary of a special Eco program, presented Sunday afternoon in Des Plaines.  Thank you, Bonniesue!  She writes:

Carol explains biomimicry

On average, shopping lovers of America throw away their purchases within six months.  But where is “away”?   Possessions don’t just magically disappear.  Carol Hohle, a reformed shop-and-toss consumer, was the guest speaker for the March 27th Fellowship gathering.  Her topic: eco-spirituality – how to make the shift to right-sizing our lives.

Christa introduced our speaker.

Asking herself the tough questions, such as “How am I contributing to the consumerism epidemic?” (more…)


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In this white, white blizzardy world, it may seem summerish to be thinking green.  But our guest blogger thinks green all year round.

Carol Hohle introduces her eco-spirituality program re-scheduled for the Fellowship on Sunday afternoon, March 27.

Carol writes:
When I applied to graduate school in 2006, my intention was not to study environmental issues and their relationship to faith.  My plan for going to seminary was to study the common threads of spirituality among various faith traditions.  But as I enrolled for my very first semester something happened that completely transformed the direction of my life – I had an eco-conversion experience!

Carol now lives and thinks green

At our gathering on MARCH 27th, I’ll share a little about this eco-conversion moment, how it has transformed my lifestyle choices, and how I have come to think about the environment as a spiritual issue.  We’ll look at some of Mary Baker Eddy’s statements and consider how she was an environmentalist long before there was an environmental movement.  And, we’ll examine some of our own beliefs & values and begin to reframe the ecological challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

If you’d like to explore the subject of eco-spirituality before our meeting on MARCH 27th, I invite you to read the chapter“Creation” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures from an environmental perspective.  There is also a four-part article on the website, inspirationhouse.org,  called “A New Reverence for Life,” that provides a basic introduction to the theological underpinnings of the subject.

Looking forward to being with you!

Carol Hohle

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