Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Ph.D., is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. She has been a lead organizer of many Christian and interfaith events about care for Earth, and she leads spiritual retreats on spiritual resilience and resistance in a climate emergency. Her latest book, Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019), co-edited with Leah Schade, is a collection of essays by religious environmental activists. She has been arrested in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere to protest expanded use of fossil fuels. She serves as Missioner for Creation Care (Episcopal Diocese of Western Mass. & Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ) and as Creation Care Advisor (Episcopal Diocese of Mass.). Her website, RevivingCreation.org, includes blog posts, sermons, videos, and articles.
Prior to living in North Carolina, Scott and his family served in the vulnerable cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica, Where he learned to how to climb Fig Strangler trees, spot Two-toed Sloths, call like a Mot Mot, and listen to people and nature in a new way. Scott is an ordained pastor with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and enjoys accompanying people during transformative experiences. Scott continues to become aware of the deep connections among pollution, poverty, violence, racism, oppression, climate change, eco anxiety and the spiritual brokenness in the world. He hopes to foster curiosity, listen deeply and tell stories of active hope and Good News in the midst of great challenges.