So, a Catholic, a Jew and Druid Walk Into a Bar…

Sharon July 27th, 2009

Well, not quite (so far we haven’t all managed to get to the same part of the country, or I’m sure we would find a nice bar ;-)), but after much hemming and putting things off, Bob Waldrop, Catholic Worker, OKC Coop founder, Running on Empty Moderator and initiator of many, many cool things; John Michael Greer, Archdruid, author of many, many books and public intellectual; and yours truly,  Jew, goat farmer and wordy peak geek (also the one without a beard ;-)) - have put together an interfaith discussion group on the intersection of faith and depletion - covering everything from how this changes our worldview to how we can bring our knowledge of what’s coming to our communities.

This is a conversation we all agree needs to happen - in practical terms, many religious communities are already doing the work that will need doing, and we also need to engage religious communities with the larger picture of imagining a future.  We welcome people of all faiths (and no faith, as long as you are prepared to be respectful of the basic premise of the group - ie, we’re not going to engage in endless “is religion bad” discussions) who are interested in exploring this topic productively and who have the maturity to behave like grownups on these potentially contentious subjects. 

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6 Responses to “So, a Catholic, a Jew and Druid Walk Into a Bar…”

  1. Katon 27 Jul 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Well, I went to the address and left
    my email address. Will this be like
    your site? How does it work?

  2. homebrewlibrarianon 27 Jul 2009 at 4:51 pm

    My church isn’t onboard with peak oil but we have taken little baby steps by offering an adult Sunday school class that was called Earth Stewardship. Our little group of six studied ways for us as individuals to live lighter on the earth and planted a garden on the church grounds (our first harvest was yesterday! We’re donating the produce to one of the local soup kitchens). We’re planning on starting the class up again in the fall so this list comes at a good time.

    Kerri in AK

  3. Apple Jack Creekon 27 Jul 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Oh how very cool! I love the Archdruid’s work, I read his blog every week. And of course I read your work as soon as it’s posted, and I’ve seen a few things from Bob Waldrop (mostly through your links, I believe) and he’s mighty cool too. Anyone with the fortitude to carry around a beard like that has to be interesting, I figure.

    Not, of course, that beards are mandatory to being interesting. You, yourself, are quite the piece of work. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. :)

    I can’t wait to see what this conversation turns up … I’m signing up! :)

  4. Zach Freyon 28 Jul 2009 at 8:59 am

    Oh, wow.

    I so want to be at that pub table.


  5. homebrewlibrarianon 28 Jul 2009 at 11:17 am


    Me, TOO!

    Kerri in AK

  6. Cathyon 28 Jul 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Count me in !!

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