Berkeley Friends Quaker Heritage Day Speaker

March 10, 2018 I will be the speaker for Berkeley Friends Church's Quaker Heritage Day. They hold this event each year, and invite in a scholar from around the country (including some we know from the Northwest, such as C. Wess Daniels in 2012, Carole Spencer in 2010, Marge Abbott and Peggy Parsons in 2006, Retha …

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Quakers, Creation Care, & Sustainability

I'm excited to be co-editing volume 6 of the Friends Association for Higher Education's Quakers & the Disciplines Series, Quakers, Creation Care, & Sustainability, with Stephen Potthoff (Wilmington College). If you're interested in contributing, or if you know others who might be, feel free to view and share the call for papers. The deadline for …

Watershed Discipleship

A few years ago, I was excited to learn about the concept of watershed discipleship, which combines the best of all my worlds: environmental concern from a Christian perspective, with an emphasis on social and environmental justice, with excellent scholarship combined with practical action. Not too surprisingly, many of its originators are from a peace …

Re-storying and re-membering at the Christian Feminism Today Conference

Last week I had the opportunity to present a paper at the Christian Feminism Today conference in Indianapolis, IN. This was my first time at this gathering, which has been meeting every other year since the 1970s. I found the community welcoming and so supportive of a newbie to the group! The group included many …

GreenFaith retreat 2, day 2

Today at our GreenFaith retreat included a presentation and discussion with Erin Lothes Biviano, professor at the College of St. Elizabeth, about what motivates faith-based individuals and congregations to act on their environmental beliefs. This was fascinating and I want to read more of her work. We did read two of her articles: "Worldviews on …