Reflections to hearten life amid chaos and pain — from a new take on efficiency to the breaking and remaking that shape our grief.
A NASA climate scientist wrestles with the story of the ocean’s “long slong to equilibrium,” the ease of modern life, and the whispers that continue after we’re gone.
An antidote from Margaret Atwood for the hubris that leads us to claim ownership over the living lands that nourish us.
The companionship of Thomas Merton; an inspiring faith in our nation’s potential; and the spiritual work of environmental care.
On the heels of Earth Day, a dialogue on the necessity of both contemplation and action, detachment and radical engagement in our relationship with the environment.
Parker stands in awe at the extraordinary patience of nature. What if we centered as much care and attention on its grandeur as we do on our own selves?
Oceanographer Sylvia Earle on respecting the resilience of nature, new learnings from Krista Tippett on self-compassion in life and career, and more deliberations on living alongside one another.
Glory and beauty are co-opted by our catalogues. A photo-essay deglosses the primordial glory of the natural world to find the stuff of deeper life.
When grief or hardship strike, they are best borne out in solidarity. Trent Gilliss serves up readings on our collective sorrow and celebration in the passing of our heroes, and taking a new perspective on the grit of beauty, nature, and family.
From Game of Thrones to a biological time capsule in Norway, fascinating reads on what’s happening in our collective culture with wise meditations on mutual trust in our individual power to rise and thrive.
Our capacity to understand the planet is limited by our perception. With the help of Earth-imaging satellites, Andrew Zolli charts the new vistas of our awareness and finds a renewed ability to see the world whole.
We lost a beloved cultural icon last week, and his life of work has inspired an outpouring of love in music and story. Celebrations of Prince’s life accompany praise for standing up together, in support of our strengths and growth from moments of weakness.
From John Muir and Wendell Berry to Henry David Thoreau, a celebration of the earth through a granddaughter’s memory and the writers who love it — paired with gorgeous aerial photography.
Coverage of climate change frequently sounds the alarm, summoning our worries and fears to call us to action. After 30 years of climate reporting, Andrew Revkin isn’t worried anymore. A memoir of climate change that places the human condition in the foreground.
On a retreat at a cabin in the northern woods of Wisconsin, Parker Palmer strings together pearls of contemplation on silence and solitude. With the help of Merton and Rumi, he finds the catharsis of being forced to reckon with one’s angels and demons.
It’s when we sit with our silence that the world opens before us, in ways large and small. Parker Palmer reflects on Gunilla Norris’ poetic words and the regrounding silence brings.
A gorgeous, inspiring video showcasing vast tracts of wilderness coupled with powerful words from Emerson, Muir, Stegner, and other icons of conservation and appreciation.
Many seek the unique freedom only found in nature’s wide open spaces. A multimedia sculptor and photographer explores the roots of her artistic creations in her intimate connection with nature’s “unknowable infinity.”
What gives our lives significance? In a small patch of wilderness, one man searches for meaning and finds sanctuaries for life for creation, and for what life could be.
We all have one of those transcendent moments when we’re immersed in nature and experience the immensity of it all. On this Earth Day, Parker Palmer shares one of those times while camping in the Grand Canyon.
The recollection of the loss of an elm tree strengthens one woman’s resolve to find a renewed sense of hope for the urban planting of America.
Yosemite meets Saarschleife in this pairing of German wilderness and poignant words from John Muir.
Take this mystical aural hike into the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park to One Square Inch of Silence — and experience the chirping twitter of the Western wren and the haunting call of the Roosevelt elk.
“We’re drying them out. But I’m looking closely — a lot of these pages, it’s not reparable. This is just heartbreaking to look at.” Rabbi Avremel Okonov’s words At Mazel Academy in Brooklyn, Torah scrolls were unrolled to dry after being damaged by the floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ben Harris.— and this image of Torah scrolls being unrolled to dry after a Brighton Beach yeshiva in Brooklyn…
Folks continue to gift us with picturesque images of their physical sanctuaries and healing spaces. The common themes? Home and nature.
A joyful lamentation over sealed spaces and the lessons Rosh Hashanah — and the High Holy Days — teaches when we have access to the gifts of our natural environment.
The lessons from the Green Patriarch’s environmental summit in Turkey may not rest in facts and data, but in our religious traditions’ knowledge that inspiring people to do what’s best for the good of the whole.
A Twitterscript recap of our interview with the man who is trying to preserve the last quiet places.
I was watching television news on the couch with my 10-year-old nephew last weekend and was captivated by a segment…
Photo by David Silver / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0 It’s been fascinating to watch the reactions to our recent rebroadcast…
As the newest member of the Speaking of Faith staff (I’ve been working for the show for almost 3 months…