Spring has sprung. New life is teeming. Resurrection Sunday and Easter tide are right around the corner. We also celebrate Earth day this month. Even as we witness biodiversity waning and people going hungry for lack of nutrition the earth is crying out. In this month’s episode, we hear from Susan MacKenzie. Susan talks about sustainability as the long term environment where all things, all creation may flourish and achieve their highest purpose. Sustainability never sounded so good. Sustainability never sounded so much like the beloved community. How can buying locally sourced goods or eating seasonal produce or reducing single use plastic lead us to new life in mind body and spirit? How can these practices help us to build the beloved community?

Susan speaks on this in more at a previously recorded 2019 Five Day Academy that took place in Iowa.

Show notes:

At the beginning of her lecture, Susan reads a poem that is not included in our episode. The poem is called “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry. We invite you to read Berry’s poem as you reflect on this Academy Podcast episode.

Episode tracks: “Far Side of the Sea,” “Versailles,” and “Fearless” by Amy Stroup, used with permission.

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