Mallory McDuff teaches environmental education at Warren Wilson College, where she lives on campus with her two daughters. She is the author of “Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God’s Earth” (2010) and “Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate” (2012). She is also a co-author of “Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques” (2015). A lifelong Episcopalian, she was raised in a family that integrated faith with environmental stewardship by actions such as giving up trash and driving for Lent.
A Spirit to Address Climate Change: Interfaith Panell on Climate
“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change… I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.” Gus Speth U. S. Advisor on climate change What we are reading, seeing and hearing about our failing ecosystems is overwhelming. Our panelists will explore how our spiritual lives and the stories within our spiritual traditions offer solid a ground of hope, compassion and love in the midst of waves of fear, selfishness and greed. Faith communities are essential to the ongoing work for climate justice, social justice and creation care and we will explore our individual and collective role in this time and place.