Friday afternoon we held a back-campus cleanup and meditative walk. The event was co-sponsored by every single religious life group on campus: Earlham Christian Fellowship, Bahai Club, Buddhist House, Earlham Young Friends, Jewish Student Union, Interfaith House, Questing Catholics, Unitarian Universalists, and the Muslim Student Association. Earlham Environmental Action Coalition was also a co-sponsor. We started in a silent circle on The Heart, then got to know each other by sharing our favorite things about nature. Warm sunshine, vivid colors, blowing leaves, and God's presence were some of the answers given. We then set out in two groups for back-campus, hands gloved and trash bags in tow.
In other news, steering committee members are working hard on outreach to local churches. We are also just starting to plan a discussion, hopefully led by Earlham religion professors, that is centered around environmentalism in sacred texts.