Presence Podcast: Words For Now and Later – E is for ENVIRONMENT

I recorded this next episode of my “Words For…” sub-podcast the day before yesterday. I’m going to keep this post short so that I can get started on the next episode – F is for FAIR – as soon as possible as the uprisings in Minneapolis and my hometown of Columbus are on my mind.

Here’s the direct link to this episode. Remember you can find it and even subscribe to it in all of the major pod-catching apps out there.

“Words For Now and Later: E is for ENVIRONMENT”

https://anchor.fm/presence/episodes/Words-For-Now-and-Later–E-is-for-ENVIRONMENT-eejdld

If you’re not familiar with my “Words for…” sub-podcast, visit the first episode of it for background.

I encourage you to visit this link which will take you to the info-graphic headlining this post. Here’s another part of that set of graphics:

https://venngage.com/blog/coronavirus-impact-on-environment-infographic/

In the episode, I mentioned two things, Laudato Si and the still increasing COVID cases in meatpacking plants.

National Catholic Reporter has an excellent section on Laudato Si at Five.”

If you’ve never read (or even heard of) this theology changing document, you can read and discuss it day by day at this link.

And Global Catholic Climate Movement just shared this “highlights” video of the celebration this past week of Laudato Si.

Regarding meat packing and the continuing COVID-19 Crisis in those crowded locations, this is from the Washington Post on Monday of this week.

I also mentioned this NYT article which has been on my mind since it was published on Thursday, May 21st – The End of Meat is Here

The author closes with this poetic invitation:

With the horror of pandemic pressing from behind, and the new questioning of what is essential, we can now see the door that was always there. As in a dream where our homes have rooms unknown to our waking selves, we can sense there is a better way of eating, a life closer to our values.

On the other side is not something new, but something that calls from the past — a world in which farmers were not myths, tortured bodies were not food and the planet was not the bill at the end of the meal.

One meal in front of the other, it’s time to cross the threshold. On the other side is home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/opinion/coronavirus-meat-vegetarianism.html

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