- 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 - With me in Paradise, November 24, 2013.
Previous message - God of the living, November 10, 2013.
New! Margaret contributed fifteen meditations to a new anthology, Seeking God Day By Day, which has just been released by Forward Movement. For ordering details and a brief excerpt, visit the books page.
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 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 recent 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 issue of Anglican Theological Review.
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 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.
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/
Margaret invited Bill McKibben to Amherst and helped to organize the follow-up climate action conference: http://www.gazettenet.com/2012/09/05/climate-central. A video and mp3 of this address have been added to the Multimedia Page.
“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 has a chapter in the book, Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency, ed. by Diana M. Raab and James Brown, with a Foreword by Jerry Stahl. Read more.
Margaret's essay “Conversion to Eco-Justice” has been re-printed in a new interfaith anthology, Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis through the Lens of Faith, edited by Andrea Cohen Kiener (Skylight Paths.)