Would you stop eating beef to save the planet?
An old idea is new again: water fountains

Gardens a vision at St. James

Some of the beautiful flowers in the gardens surrounding St. James, Piqua. The grounds of St. James, Piqua, are a vision to see when looking at the church from a distance. The gardens in the spring and summ...

How I became an Eco-activist

When I decided to attend the weeklong Kenyon Conference in the summer of 2007, I just wanted to learn more about the UN’s Millennial Development Goals (MDGs). Instead I had a conversion experience. The bishops of the two dioceses in Ohio sponsored the confe...

Growing food justice

For eighteen years, the St. Paul’s, Dayton, Youth Mission trip has been out of town. Traditionally it has been a summer week away, for nine years in Athens County and for nine years in the Cumberland Mountains ...

Cycle of Care: Co-creative relationships in community

Take a moment to think about your childhood and the first time you felt independent and free. Seriously – Close your eyes and rediscover that moment and the freedom in it. Was there a bicycle involved? Was your bike the vehicle used to experience a bigger, mor...

Prayer bees

Four years ago, a friend asked me if I would be willing to have a honeybee hive placed in my backyard as part of a project called Bee Compassionate. My yard was one of several places selected for research on hi...