Since September 2016 Nessie has been part of St. Ethelburga’s Spiritual Ecology Youth Fellowship.
About Spiritual Ecology
“The ecological crisis also reflects something deeper and more intimate: a spiritual crisis — one of perspective, meaning, solidarity, and practice. And therein, perhaps, lies not only our indictment, but our hope.” – Andrew Zolli
In a time of ecological unravelling and conflict, spiritual values have the potential to provide the foundation from which to respond, rebuild and reconcile our relationship with the earth, our common home. Spiritual Ecology is an emerging field that joins ecology and environmentalism with a deeper awareness of the spirit, sacredness or divinity within all creation. It calls for responses to the environmental crisis that go beyond technological, political or economic solutions, but that create a deeper shift in our underlying beliefs, attitude and relationship with the earth. The five core values include: interconnectedness, reverence for nature, compassion, service and stewardship.
Spiritual Ecology and farming
During this fellowship, Nessie has been exploring how and if we can apply the five core values of spiritual ecology to the ways in which we produce food and the food choices we make on a daily basis.