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Metamorphosis: Earth Day, the aftermath

During the UUCG Earth Day Celebration last night there was some discussion about what each of us individually, as stewards of the earth, can do to contribute to the environmental movement.  It was pointed out that, though we all may … Continue reading

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Ecology: Winter’s Grace

Reaching for White The sun rose on fields snow blown and misted ghostly swirls and dervishes. No fog this––– for fog simply lies. No–––this was living as it arched and twisted, fingering out to the road and reaching for me … Continue reading

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Ecology: The Giving Tree

  “Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.” So begins Shel Silverstein’s story, “The Giving Tree”.  This book was chosen as the focus of the Religious Exploration sessions at UUCG for last two months.  If you … Continue reading

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Ecology: Stewards of Life

Similar to arguments against evolution, the Bible is often cited as evidence behind the attitude that man is the “ecological dominant” over all other species of beings on the planet. Genesis 1:26 has been used to justify all manner of … Continue reading

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Ecology: of Being and Gratitude

In recent years, I have come to know and love the work of the Persian poet known as Hafiz.  His poetry has been made available to us by the translations of Daniel Ladinsky. Hafiz did not write about ecology as … Continue reading

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Ecology – Permaculture: Valuable Resources, No Waste

Where in our lives do we consume nature’s resources?  Where in our lives do we allow nature to provide us with renewable resources?  These are the fifth and sixth principles of permaculture–principles which we can apply both to our interactions … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – Ecology of Love

With this theme of ecology, we are spending this month honoring our connection to the environment.  We see the results of our self-centered carelessness in the many environmental crises that we face today.  We know that our actions have to … Continue reading

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Ecology: Earthrise

It was Christmas Eve, 1968, when the above photo, “Earthrise,” was taken by the crew of Apollo 8. The image caught astronaut Frank Borman by surprise. They were taking photographs of the moon when he happened to turn and look … Continue reading

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Ecology: Compassionate Connection

“We are the children of the Earth and not separate from the soil, the forests, the rivers, and the sky. We share the same destiny.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Much of Western society seems to have adopted the view that … Continue reading

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Ecology: Nature’s Pace

The natural world provides us with many resources, both tangible and spiritual, but it also provides us with a living example of what is healthy and beneficial.  Nature can be a valuable teacher, if we allow ourselves to heed her … Continue reading

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