A Video Series by the EcoFaith Network, NE MN Synod Listen with us to the haunting Easter hymn, Now the Green Blade Rises, Look with us throughout this Jubilee year of Earth Day for the green blades rising in and for a wounded creation
Watch the introductory video Moments of Arising ~ an invitation This 15 minute video introduces Moments of Arising, a year long video series being produced by the EcoFaith Network of the NE MN Synod, ELCA. With reflections by Kristin Foster, Mark Ditmanson, and David Carlson, flute performed by Paul Jacobson, and scripture read by Johanna Bernu, this introductory video invites you, even during the coronavirus pandemic, to look and listen for green blades rising throughout the Jubilee Year of Earth Day. Created by videographer Linda Kalweit and the EcoFaith Leadership Team, with photography by Will Stenburg.
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Earth Day’s Jubilee Year Professor Diane Levy Jacobson explores the ancient tradition of jubilee proclaimed in Leviticus and Isaiah and continuing in Luke, and how it is connected to Earth Day 2020, now in its 50th year. With breath-taking nature photography by J. David Levy, the video contemplates jubilee ideas of rest for the land, release from servitude, relation to the foreigner and immigrant, and other concepts that are strikingly connected to our experience in this time of climate crisis, cultural tension, and pandemic strife. Earth Day, Our Moment to Arise Around the world, youth and young adults are urging us to heed the climate emergency -- for the sake of their future, for those who are marginalized, and for all life on Earth. In this video, Earth Day, Our Moment to Arise, four high school and young adult climate advocates from the upper Midwest – Izzy Laderman, Johanna Bernu, Kayli Skinner, and Jordan Stone, with EcoFaith co-chairperson Pastor Kristin Foster -- probe the intersections between the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis, and challenge us to make critical decisions about a profound and shared change in direction. These Earth Day videos are part of the new series, Moments of Arising produced by the EcoFaith Network of the NE Minnesota Synod of the ELCA. Beginning around Pentecost, throughout this Jubilee year, we will share a series of 10 minute videos. Each one will flow from one of the eight stanzas of Now the Green Blade Rises, four of which are newly composed, environmentally focused. Each will include prayer and a relevant message by a different speaker. Listen with us to the haunting Easter hymn, Now the Green Blade Rises. Look with us throughout this Jubilee year of Earth Day for the green blades rising in and for a wounded creation.
Young earth advocates raise their voices calling us with them into this moment to arise