Capitol Steps: Walking in Faith for the Children

“Los personajes más importantes que hay aquí…los niños” So declared Pope Francis from the balcony of the US Capitol building. After addressing Congress for an hour in English, his fourth best language, I’m sure speaking Spanish to the 50,000 of us who watched his address via jumbotron outside on the West Lawn was a relief. His…

Call to a “Profound Spiritual Conversion”

 Pope Francis has designated September 1st as a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Many faith communities, not just Catholics, will be  praying. Some will devote a worship service near that date to the Pope’s climate change message. The climate crisis, according to Pope Francis, is a call “to a profound spiritual…

Laudato Sii! Come Join the Dance!

Inspired by St. Francis’ Canticle of the Sun, by Pope Francis’ encyclical entitled Laudato Sii! and by the faithful protectors of Turtle Island. Aleluia! Aho! Words, music and performance by Jerry Lee Miller. Photos courtesy of Michelle Johnsen Photography.

Prayers, Poems and Promises

“Prayers, Poems and Promises” on a tree in the wind at Susquehanna Universary after Kevin Miller and I led “Creative Approaches to Saving the Beauty of God’s Earth” for the annual meeting of Penn Central Conference, United Church of Christ. (6-12-15)  Here’s a prayer written together by the whole group of participants in our workshop.…