Multifaith Network for Climate Justice: Creating Community While Raising Our Voices on Behalf of All of Creation

What is Spiritual Activism and what does it look like in action? Members of the Multifaith Network for Climate Justice will share their experiences working towards positive social and ecological change through creation of a spiritually-engaged advocacy community and collaboration with local organizations focused on climate justice.

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About the Speaker

Headshots of the speakers.
Deb Cruz & Ethan Teed
Multifaith Network for Climate Justice

Deb Cruz is a member of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and President of JUUstice Washington, a Unitarian Universalist (UU) state action network.  Deb currently works with local, state, regional, national and international organizations and efforts, faith-based and secular, on environmental justice issues, especially those impacting Indigenous communities.  Well-versed in understanding the intersection between social and environmental justice issues, Deb works diligently to approach understanding and problem-solving from a more wholistic perspective, one that includes the material, legal, legislative, economic, scientific, cultural, psychosocial and the spiritual.  She firmly believes the faith and spiritual-based perspectives have a critical role in healing and restoring the Earth and these perspectives need to be brought to the forefront in establishing a culture of respect and accountability toward the Web of Life.

Ethan Teed has a deeply grounded spirituality rooted in creation and the sacramental nature of our world. He is a Guide for the Seminary of the Wild Earth program through The Center for Wild Spirituality. He completed an EcoSpirituality Leaders program through the BTS Center which included training in ‘forest bathing/nature therapy.’ In addition, he’s trained in facilitating “The Work That Reconnects Spiral” and conducting ritual and ceremony through Joanna Macy’s “The Work That Reconnects” organization. He is also the co-founder and co-facilitator of the Universal Sailing Men’s Group, exploring the journey towards embodying the mature, healthy, divine masculine. Ethan is an engaged member of the Stillpoint at Beckside spiritual community, where he also facilitates events. He and his wife, Karyn, recently began facilitating a variety of spiritual offerings on the land they are blessed to tend, Anam Cara Fields.

Environmental Speaker Series

The Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by the College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Talks are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in Academic Instructional Center West room 204 - AW-204. Talks will also be streamed via zoom. Register with the Alumni Association for the zoom link. Paid parking is available in lot C.

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