Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina

Category: Reflections


Sacred Space, Sacred Rights: Reflecting on the Braiding Sweetgrass Book Study

In our discussion of Part 3 in Braiding Sweetgrass last week, we addressed the idea of extending human rights to nature. In this section of the text, Robin Wall Kimmerer underscores the benefit of interacting with  nature in a relational…

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All We Can Save, Book Review

“Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis” is an anthology of essays and poems written by 41 essayists and 17 poets, all women.  In this collection of writings, this diverse group of women—scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators,…

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Summer Eco-Grief Circles are Open- Featured in the Mountain Xpress

Join us for an Eco Grief Circle this May Thursday, May 13-June 24, at noon ET. Sign up here.  You can read more about Eco-Grief Here. This Seven-week Online experience will be offered in sessions that last about 1 hour…

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Easter’s fertile promise: Composting as parable of faith formation- Guest Blog from Ken Sehested

Easter’s fertile promise Composting as parable of faith formation I’ve never had a green thumb. My wife tends indoor plants and outside flowers. I’ve never had the urge to garden, though I wish I had. But I’ve enjoyed making dirt…

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Advent Hearts and Minds: Preaching and Self Care with Creation Care in Mind. 

A conversation for and with clergy people. Oct. 29, 4-5:30 PM Eastern Time   Register Here.  We wait. We are in the midst of deep challenges globally and locally as our congregations face the division associated with an upcoming election as well…

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2020 Earth Day Vigil – Watch Here

The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is an occasion that warrants reflection and deserves celebration. Above all, it honors and inspires community: both the community of people, past and present, that have cared for our earth and the community of…

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Earth Day Vigil April 26- 50th Anniversary

Earth Day Vigil Register Here.   Although we are unable to gather in person this year, we are excited to host a virtual Earth Day Vigil in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The vigil will be focused around the…

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Scavenger Hunt: Neighborhood Natives and Meditation.

What do Oaks, Violets, Native Bees and Robins have in common?  They are native species in Western North Carolina and they are part of the CCA Neighborhood Natives Scavenger Hunt. While we are caring for our human neighbors by maintaining…

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