Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot testify that "the protection and restoration of living ecosystems such as forests, mangroves and seagrass meadows can repair the planet’s broken climate but are being overlooked.

"Natural climate solutions could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as plants grow. But these methods receive only 2% of the funding spent on cutting emissions, say the climate activists.

"Their call to protect, restore and fund natural climate solutions comes ahead of a global climate strike led by young people on Friday and a UN climate action summit of world leaders in New York on Monday.”

Spread the word. The climate emergency is real.

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Here’s some information on a special interfaith screening and reception of the documentary WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW?, at the Mill Valley Festival on October 6th at 2 PM and October 9th at 7pm.

What happens to your spiritual and religious beliefs over time? Seventeen years after the 2002 documentary WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? in which six diverse American teenagers shared their spiritual struggles and aspirations, we revisit them to reveal how their beliefs have changed. In this new “before and after” film WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW? a Catholic, Pagan, Jew, Muslim, Lakota and Buddhist offer their deeply personal faith journeys, life challenges, and evolving ideas about higher powers, life purpose, the nature of suffering, religious intolerance and death. They do so against the backdrop of a society in flux and amidst growing religious polarization and disengagement.

Designed to be a stand alone film, WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE NOW? is an invaluable addition to any discussion on religious diversity and millennial spirituality in America.

2019. Director & Producer Sarah Feinbloom. Producer Alex Regalado. 68 minutes. English.

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Dr. Sherry Walling, psychologist, and host of the podcast, Parenting Reimagined, interviewed me years ago (2013).

She’s a great interviewer who drew some interesting and revealing comments from me about life, parenting, the hidden challenges of pastoral ministry, and what it means to live into our full humanity when life, divorce, teenagers, and global problems can make us wonder if we’ll make it though. We do, but not unscathed. And, if we learn to enter the vulnerability, we can, in fact, thrive .

I recently stumbled on it again and thought I’d post it.

Click here for the podcast.

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