Melanie Lynn Griffin is a faith-based environmental writer, speaker, and activist. As a Sierra Club lobbyist on Capitol Hill, she directed public lands and wildlife campaigns and ran a national outreach program to engage faith communities in caring for God's creation. After a thirty-year career at Sierra Club, she earned a Masters in Creative Nonfiction from Johns Hopkins University and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the National Cathedral. She served for three years as the Pastor of Prayer and Healing at Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland. Melanie considered aging quietly, but kept finding herself in the streets waving protest signs. So she joined Third Act, where she organizes older Americans to protect our climate and our democracy. When not out causing good trouble, Melanie leads contemplative retreats and writing workshops and works on her spiritual memoir, The Soul of a Lobbyist. She splits her time between Maryland and New Hampshire.
|Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm||Climate Justice Camp: Spirit-Led Action||Living Room|
|Fri 4:00pm - 4:50pm||Bill McKibben with Brian McLaren and Melanie Griffin||Living Room|