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#TheLiturgists #introductions 

Edit time! Old intro still true except now I'm an environmental engineer working as Director of Ops at a startup in Rocket City AL.

Still obsessed with climate change as a justice issue. Thankful I get to use that (& my education, I guess) in my new job.

Still a heretical UMC member but don't know how long that will last.

What's new w/ y'all since your introduction?

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34 y.o. mother of 2 tiny humans & 1 problematic Corgi in a constant state if existential crisis. Ex enthusiastic Southern Baptist, ex environmental scientist. Now I'm a climate change & environmental justice activist + heretical Methodist. I have about 3 days per week of atheism & the other 4 I'm an Ecofeminist Christian mystic? 4w3 which is REAL TIRING Y'ALL. I live in Alabama. Happy to be here, you beautiful weirdos ❤️

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Indigenous people!

Please share this and reply and be my friend! Let's create a community on here where we know we have someone who gets it!

I'll start, I'm Ojibwe. Raised away from the tribe, but am a full member now as an adult.

(If not indigenous, please still share, I wanna reach others)

Lovely 1-min video feat. Mary Heglar - climate change link to slavery 

youtu.be/sy_LOSpEFfM

I'm a superfan of Mary Annaise Heglar, this is extremely worth your time.

She posted it in honor of Juneteenth.

#TheLiturgists #ClimateChange 

Another great reason to do what you can to help with climate change (and all the other connected injustices we face)? It inspires other people. It inspires you. Do the next right thing, big or teeny tiny. We affect each other. Don't despair, and if you do, find other people to do something with.

I'll tell you what I'm doing if it helps.

Fascinating article that the graphic comes from:

frontiersin.org/articles/10.33

#TheLiturgists episode 100 

Made me cry in a good way, esp. at the sign-offs at the end by @mike and @vishnu

I'm so glad good exciting things are happening. I'm so glad you've found new revenue streams and interesting, challenging paths ahead.

All the love 🙏💚

Also y'all sign up to share your talents! theliturgists.com/contribute

I know some of y'all are coding geniuses! And many other kinds of geniuses!

#TheLiturgusts #ClimateChange, Intersectionality 

Haven't posted resources in a long time, but I loved this so thought I'd share - "Some of my Best Friends are Green," Ted talk by Adriana Quintero:

youtu.be/PtQvJc5iSg8

@mike @vishnu I got curious after TAATR ep & looked up Donut Friend. Oh my God. Is all L.A. food amazing & creative? I need to go bake a complicated layer cake or something now.

ASM recent episode, RHE grief 

@mike I want to thank you for the RHE memorial episode. I just got up the nerve to listen today. Thank you, thank you for sharing your stories. They helped me enormously, more than I thought they would.

I agree about Evolving Faith 2018 BTW. Most powerful faith event I've ever attended.

Peace today 💚

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I miss her more each day.

Portrait by Gil Gamble for the upcoming book, Holy Troublemakers.

Rachel Held Evans 

I am stunned by how sad I still am. I wept in the bathroom at my church & was found by 2 friends who wept too.

I didn't know her. She was my first guiding light, and I followed her work for 10 years. Met her several times, but we weren't friends. I feel guilty for grieving so intensely when I know folks like @mike are in mourning for their actual friend.

If anyone out there is struggling today, I'm over here in Alabama, with you.

I'm so grateful for her life and work. 💔

I am who I am now . May sound hyperbolic but it's literally true. I'm not ready to process that 10-year journey, just mourn & be grateful to have had her here on Earth while I was.

#TheLiturgists #climatechange, recent Ask SciMike podcast 

Y'ALL.

So grateful for @mike and @hillarymcbride today.

If you have climate anxiety or wrestle with despair, I can't recommend the end of ep. 3, beginning 52:59, enough.

I've never heard an actual therapist discuss climate fear before. Wish I'd heard this 10 years ago when I first got into all of this.

💚🌏♥️

Whole series of answers was lovely & so generous, of course. This one was near to my heart for obvious reasons.

Climate change - thoughts on despair 

@rebekahcrabs I wrote this long thread awhile ago too about clinate despair. Got some typos in it but maybe helpful, I don't know.

Peace to you friend 💚

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Rachel Held Evans 

Official gofundme if you want to help the family with their medical expenses.

gofundme.com/supporting-rachel

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Recent post from @vishnu & @mike re. Rachel Held Evans - continue to lift her up in prayer, if you are able:
patreon.com/posts/26240477

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You can beleive whatever you want to believe about the morality of various sexual orientations and gender identies. On social.theliturgists.com, honest questions are always welcome (assuming they are behind a content warning).

Telling people you don’t approve of their orientation or gender identity is not allowed. Full stop. This is an affirming environment.

This include telling people “the Bible” or “God” doesn’t approve of them.

Violations earn a one-way ticket to Bans-ville.

@JennyBee I thought about you this morning as I debate w myself about church attendance tomorrow.

I hope you are well, or at least hanging in there.

#TheLiturgists #introductions 

Edit time! Old intro still true except now I'm an environmental engineer working as Director of Ops at a startup in Rocket City AL.

Still obsessed with climate change as a justice issue. Thankful I get to use that (& my education, I guess) in my new job.

Still a heretical UMC member but don't know how long that will last.

What's new w/ y'all since your introduction?

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