I'm catching up with some of the work from Faiths4Future Climate Cafe Multifaith. As Steward of Climate at Circle Faith Future, one of the things I do is reach out to connect with others in the wider network of folks working on climate in community. One of those efforts--all volunteer--is the Climate Cafe Multifaith.
I want to share and boost some of the great conversation going on in the Climate Cafe space with some sharable social media that I hope helps get folks thinking about and talking about the Climate Crisis.
In February the conversation focused on EcoGrief. Here are some key quotes from the Cafe. I really encourage you to read more on the Faiths4Future site: EcoGrief and Acts of Beauty.
“We are all wounded when the land that we’re connected to, and that we love deeply, is wounded.”—Rev. Alison Cornish
I really appreciated Rev. Alison Cornish's words here. She was speaking of her own experience with the destruction of land she loved when farms and native trees were destroyed to build warehouses.
I also appreciated also the words of Trebbe Johnson:
“How do we find and make beauty even when it seems on the surface that there’s nothing there and it’s just a waste?”—Trebbe Johnson
Trebbe shared practices developed over many years, practices of going to broken places in the world to offer gifts of beauty. These practices of Radical Joy invite us to see, remember, and in some ways restore the beauty that is still of this earth even when humans cause harm.
I invite you to read the articles and check out video from this Cafe.