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Millie, a beautiful possum I never knew, was killed by a car. This is her funeral.

Millie, a beautiful possum I never knew, was killed by a car. This is her funeral.

ALERT: Don’t watch this video if you don’t want to see the body of a dead possum. This is about an improvised funeral of Millie. I was driving back from my son’s school and there was a dead animal. Just another one among so many. I searched and I learned that there are “over one million animals dying on roads every year in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.” Their death unbalance entire eco-systems, which include our human ways of living. We never pay attention to them, we never mourn them, and never ever even think…

The need to celebrate whatever light we find. Within the darkness of Lent

The need to celebrate whatever light we find. Within the darkness of Lent

Sermon Preached at The Riverside Church in the City of New York March 20, 2022. Sermon title: “Alleluias during Lent” – OR “The need to celebrate whatever light we find. Within the darkness of Lent. “ Biblical Reading: Psalm 148 and John 19: 25b-27 Contemplation line: “Mom, but why is it, what is it for, what does everything happen for?!” “- hug me my little boy, that I have so much love for you …” Guimaraes Rosa, “Miguilim,” in Corpo de Baile, (Rio De Janeiro: Editora Nova Fronteira, 1984).   ART BY MARC H. ELLIS   WATCH THE WORSHIP SERVICE HERE:…

Lenten Journey With the Earth Through the Stations of the Cross

Lenten Journey With the Earth Through the Stations of the Cross

Lenten Journey With the Earth Through the Stations of the Cross Friends, This is a Lenten journey through the Stations of the Cross. It was done in 2021 with folks at Ghost Ranch. I am making it available for everyone who desires to use it. It was focused on the issues of climate disaster and the lives and death of so much around us: people, animals, bioregions, diversity. COVID was all upon us fully! This year we have another war in front of us and you can add whatever your community is going through to your meditations as well. Do…

An Ecological Lord’s Prayer, Cláudio Carvalhaes

An Ecological Lord’s Prayer, Cláudio Carvalhaes

Our God who are in pluriverses, the skies and the earth,   Blessed be your name: life. May your pulsing life come to be seen, heard, touched and felt through the oceans, the forests, in the rocks, in the life of plants and in the sounds of animals and singing birds. May the atmosphere of the sky that carries our ability to breathe continue balanced as fossil presences are kept under the earth. Give us this day our daily bread through a variety of seeds and grains and leaves without pesticides, without monocultures, from local farms and agro-biodiverse-cultures. Forgive our…