- A limitless desire that nothing on earth can satisfy -- not money, possessions, or fame; not shopping or gambling; not alcohol, drugs, or food;
- Our desire for God, and God's desire for us;
- The God-given longing to create a world in which human beings live in loving, just relationships with each other and with all creation.
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Current message - Another look at Joseph, December 22, 2013.
Previous message - God of steadfastness and encouragement, December 7, 2013.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette has published an extensive profile of Margaret - "Former Grace Church leader takes on new role promoting care of Earth". A pdf reprint is available here.
In January, 2014 the Springfield Republican published an interview with Margaret.
A video of Margaret’s keynote address, “Facing the Climate Crisis: Living in Hope,” delivered on October 14, 2103, for the 2013 USBI North American Biochar Symposium, is available here.
Margaret spoke at a climate rally in November 2013 in Springfield, MA, on behalf of the Diocese of Western Mass. to call for a boycott of TD Bank, a major investor in developing the tar sands in Canada and in building the KXL pipeline. Here is a report on the event.
Reporting on a September 2013 conference, Margaret reflects on the relationship between climate justice and racial and economic justice - http://www.diocesewma.org/
Margaret’s article, “The Episcopal Church and Climate Change: The First Twenty-Five Years” was published in the November 2013 issue of Anglican Theological Review.
Margaret is one of several leaders in the sustainable climate movement quoted in a June 29, 2013 Boston Globe article about fossil fuel divestment. Here is a pdf for those who can't get past the paywall.
Margaret was part of the core team that planned and led Climate Revival: An Ecumenical Festival to Embolden the Renewal of Creation on April 27, 2013 in downtown Boston. Episcopal News Service reported on this historic event: http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com.
Margaret’s reflection on the Climate Revival, “Reviving the Climate, Restoring our Souls,” posted by Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, is here.
Margaret was a panelist at a D.C. climate summit in May 2103 sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Church of Sweden, “Sustaining Hope in the Face of Climate Change: Faith Communities Gather,” and is quoted in an article by Episcopal News Service.
Margaret reflects on the Climate Revival and the climate summit in an essay, “Rising with Christ: Confronting Climate Change,” posted by Episcopal News Service.
Margaret has added a series of four short video meditations on prayer and spirituality, videotaped and edited by Dr. Robert A. Jonas in the spring of 2013. In addition, many more audio recordings of sermons are available. Visit the Multimedia page for more.
Margaret wrote a meditation about the natural world for the Stations of the Cross, an outdoor service in March 2013 that moved from the White House to the steps of the Capitol in a Holy Week witness against our nation’s culture of violence. The specially written Stations of the Cross liturgy is available here.
An anthology to which Margaret contributed, Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency, ed. by Diana M. Raab and James Brown, was a finalist for the 2012 Foreword Reviews Award.
Margaret Bullitt-Jonas has started a blog affiliated with ClearStory Collective, an outreach initiative by the Diocese of Western Massachusetts to folks who don't feel drawn to "church": http://clearstorycollective.org/blog/author/MargaretBullittJonas/
“God So Loves the World: Meditations on the Cross, Creation and Hope,” a CD of music and Margaret's meditations, is available from the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts. Read more.
Margaret's essay “Conversion to Eco-Justice” is included in the interfaith anthology Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis through the Lens of Faith, edited by Andrea Cohen Kiener (Skylight Paths.)