Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is Missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ. An Episcopal priest, author, retreat leaders, and climate activist, she has been a lead organizer of many Christian and interfaith events about care for Earth, and she leads spiritual retreats in the U.S.A. and Canada on spiritual resilience and resistance in the midst of a climate emergency. Her new book, Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019), is an anthology of essays co-edited with the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade. Earlier books include Joy of Heaven, to Earth Come Down (2012, 2013); Christ’s Passion, Our Passions (2002); and Holy Hunger: A Woman’s Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment (1998, 2000). She has been arrested in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere to protest expanded use of fossil fuels. In 2016 she received the Steward of God’s Creation award from The National Religious Coalition on Creation Care. She served in congregational ministry and as a spiritual director for 30 years and was a Chaplain to the House of Bishops. She taught seminary courses and classes at Episcopal Divinity School and Boston College’s Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry on prayer, contemplation and prophetic action, spirituality of addiction, creative writing as a spiritual practice, and the environment. She is a graduate of Stanford (BA, Russian Literature), Harvard (PhD., Comparative Literature), and Episcopal Divinity School (M.Div.). Her Website, RevivingCreation.org, includes blog posts, sermons, and articles.