Who Do You Vote For at the (Beginning of the) End of the World?

“If we do not save the environment and save the Earth, then whatever we do in civil rights or in a war against poverty will be of no meaning, because then we will have the equality of extinction and the brotherhood of the grave.” [Read more…]

The Pagans and the Christians (or … whatever happened to Teo Bishop?)

The best Pagan festival I went to this summer wasn’t a Pagan festival at all. [Read more…]

I don’t often agree with polytheists, but when I do …

I don’t often agree with polytheists about religious matters, so I am excited when I come across a polytheist idea or practice that resonates with me. I recently came across two articles by polytheists who I usually find on the opposite end of the spectrum of any discussion I am in, but in this instance I found myself nodding my head vigorously. [Read more…]

Paganism’s Promise: My Winding Path to Environmental Activism (Part 10/10)

Earlier in the summer, Patheos Pagan had invited its bloggers to answer the question, “Has Pagan Environmentalism Failed?” I continued to wrestle with that question for months after. I’ve decided that, whether or not there is time to prevent global catastrophe, I choose to act as if there is. And I believe that, if were [Read More…]

We’re Already Living in a Tree: My Winding Path to Environmental Activism (Part 9/10)

There were other experiences too that fall that contributed to this transformation, quotidian but no less significant. There was the smell of burning leaves on the crisp autumn air one day in particular. There was the taste of raspberries from my backyard and the last tomatoes from my garden when I came from work. There was [Read More…]

Voices in the Wilderness: My Winding Path to Environmental Activism (Part 8/10)

The writings of John Muir and Rachel Carson, the “father of the national parks” and the “mother of the environmental movement,” inspired me to learn more about deep ecology and to become an activist myself. [Read more…]