What Does Spiritual Ecology Mean to You?

How do you experience the connection between nature and spirit? Has your understanding evolved as you have spent time in nature? Do your ancestral or religious traditions include ways of connecting to nature?

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Geography of Hope: Pilgrimage Redefined

In these links, find photos and videos from the Pilgrimage Redefined weekend Geography of Hope: Sacred in the Land event held March 16 and 17, 2019. View the photo album…

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Shikoku Pilgrimage

Emergence Magazine is one of the premiere sources of writing, video, and other multimedia experiences centering on spiritual ecology. In this issue on Faith, explore the Shikoku Pilgrimage, a modern-day…

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Indian Sacred Groves are Mini Biosphere Reserves

This week's article in the New Indian Express explains how, lacking government protection, individual communities have a long tradition of conserving nature by dedicating undisturbed patches of vegetation to folk spirits. These sacred groves…

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Recommended Reading: Spiritual Ecology

Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth (Second Edition) by Lewellyn Vaughn-Lee

Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects by Joanna Macy and Molly Brown

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer

Thomas Berry: A Biography by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grimm

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