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Keiki before corporations: Hawai‘i bans chlorpyrifos

Scientists raised the alarm. Doctors raised the alarm. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) raised the alarm, warning that “the risk to infant and children’s health and development is unambiguous.” Sickened teachers and schoolchildren raised the alarm. Mothers who found

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Posted in Children's health, Environment, Environmental Justice, Healthcare, I BLOG, Pesticides, Uncategorized

A chance to make history in Hawai‘i | Pesticide Action Network

Source: A chance to make history in Hawai‘i | Pesticide Action Network

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Posted in Environment, Environmental Justice, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Women: Instruments of a Franciscan World

More than once in Paul Vallely’s excellent book, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, the writer quotes a former long-time aide who describes Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s irritation with the high-handed advice of Rome. He had no patience, we are told, for

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Posted in Environment, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women in the Church

Zen in Hakalau: Akiko’s Prayers

Wondrous Prayer We live in modesty and simplicity, palms together, head bowed in gratitude, giving thanks for each inhale and each exhale. We settle deeply, surrendering our bones and our being to the earth, grounded deeply in our precious Hawaii.

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Posted in Environment, Grace, I BLOG, Peace, Spiritulaity, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Zen: Buddhist B & B in Hakalau

No TV. Limited Wi-Fi. No cell phone coverage unless you walk down the road to find a hot spot. Silence from 6.30 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. No microwave. No shoes in the house: a sunny yellow and white relic of

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Posted in Big Island, Coqui Frogs, Environment, Hamakua, Hawaiian Values, I BLOG, Listening, Mochi-pounding, Seniors, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Raising Holy Hell about Mountaintop Removal is “Holy Spirit Work.”

Environmental activists in  Massachusetts plan to publicly express  their solidarity with the people of Appalachia and others who are protesting the destructive coal mining practice of mountain top removal. Pat Gozemba, a member of Salem Alliance for the Environment invites

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Posted in Care of Creation, Coal Mining, Environment, Environmental Justice, I BLOG, Uncategorized