Category: Book

I am published! Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

There is a new book in the world and it is bursting with wisdom, insight, and hope.

Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew their capacity for compassionate, purposeful, and joyful action.

Leah Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas gather twenty-one faith leaders, scientists, community organizers, theologians, and grassroots climate activists to offer wisdom for fellow pilgrims grappling with the weight of climate change. Acknowledging the unprecedented nature of our predicament—the fact that climate disruption is unraveling the web of life and threatening the end of human civilization—the authors share their stories of grief and hope, fear and faith. Together, the essays, introductory sections, and discussion questions reveal that our present crisis can elicit a depth of wisdom, insight, and motivation with power to guide us toward a more peaceful, just, and Earth-honoring future.

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

In addition to the co-editors, some of my favorite climate action figure appear in the book including Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, and Corina Newsome.

I write a piece called: Not Our First Rodeo, Imagination & Memory Stir Up Hope. I look at the amazing fierce activism of early HIV/AIDS as a model for how to take on the climate crisis.

If you are a minister, climate advocate, and someone looking to deepen your storehouse of hope, check out Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis.

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J Mase III on being fired, grief, and much more

J Mase III

How thrilling J Mase III has just released his book, And Then I Got Fired:One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death. 

It’s been well over a decade when we first met, and I have been consistently moved, inspired, and challenged by J Mase III, his message, and the creative ways he uses language. As a slam poet, activist, speaker, and writer, J Mase III explores (and explodes) patriarchy, white supremacy, justice, and injustices. He also has a wicked sense of humor and excellent taste in cocktails.

Back in 2014/2015 we worked on Queer Responses to Climate Change and we have had a creative dialogue about gender non-conforming Bible characters. If you want to deepen your understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, privilege, the Bible, and justice I highly recommend you follow J Mase III and get his book.

About the new book:

Feel free to scream directly into this book if you need to. It won’t judge you, promise! This book gets grief. The good, the bad and the snotty noses. Through a healthy mix of poems, personal testimony, bad jokes and choose-your-own-journey workbook style, “And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death”, is an unexpected and lively conversation between the author and reader on grief, Black Trans survival and the arts. Whether you are currently moving through grief mode, love a good poem, or just want some tools to deal with painful experiences, this book is for you. More importantly, this book is for all of us who deserve a place to be honest when things get hard.

Get your own copy today! And Then I Got Fired:One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief