Tuesday, February 6, 2007


A note from the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona

Concerned about global warming?

Hungry for good news about the environment?

Fear not--but DO something!

Amidst alarming news about climate change, the Nature and Spirituality Program (NAS) aims to help people see God, Nature, and humanity as one divine family, and to identify new paths to Hope and Action for improving our environment.

NAS is offering these opportunities to encourage Hope and Action:

**At the upcoming Diocesan Ministry Fair on March 3, 2007, NAS will offer workshops on Celtic spirituality and how Nature can fit into outreach and social justice activities.

**Also in March, Nature and Spirituality chair Phyllis Strupp will lead this program:

Sacred Secrets of Renewal: A Spring Pilgrimage to the Desert
Date: March 16–20, 2007 (Friday 5:00 p.m.- Tuesday Lunch)
Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, Arizona
Sponsor: Cathedral College of National Cathedral, Washington D.C.

Amidst concerns on global warming, the public is hungry for a deeper spiritual connection to Nature. This pilgrimage will help clergy and lay leaders enjoy the outdoors and find fresh, well-rooted ways to connect Nature with spirituality, preaching, worship, and social justice.
Celtic spirituality, Native American spirituality, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and immigration in the Desert are featured topics.
Program Fee: $750 (includes 4 nights of shared accommodations, meals & materials)
Click here for registration and information or call (202)537-6381

**These handouts are now available on the diocesan website, Click Here

1. Engaging Nature: Enjoy, Learn, Reflect, Serve
suggestions on how parishes can engage Nature in these ways: enjoy, learn, reflect, serve

2. Kingdom of Green Stewardship Suggestions
Practical steps on how to reduce harmful impacts on the environment

3. Our Family Footprint
A chart to track your household's consumption of energy and water

**Mark your calendar--join us for an easy 5-mile hike to Cathedral Rock in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve on Saturday, March 31 from 8:30-noon!

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