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Today’s episode continues the faith and earth care series through a conversation with Dillon Naber Cruz, one of the co-instructors of my Permaculture Design Course in 2010. Dillon was also one of the first guests on the podcast back in 2012 when the show moved to the regular interview format. Then we talked about the idea of paying permaculture forward through our actions. Today we delve into his perspective on the intersection between Christianity and Permaculture, a subject he is exploring intensely during his preparations to enter seminary.
Heading into this interview, I’d like to begin with my thoughts on what follows.
These conversations about Faith and Earth Care generate the most feedback I’ve ever received on any of the topics presented on this podcast. As our community continues to discuss whether permaculture is just a design system or a movement, and the role of spirituality has in that dialog, this material is of ever more importance. You’ll find that Dillon expands on this through a personal view on his faith, mixed with a call to apply the moral teachings of Christ with the ethical entreatments of permaculture.
Having known Dillon for a long time, I expected this to be a passionate conversation, and it defnitely is. More so, I never found him to hold back, mince words, or shy away from expressing political views, and he definitely doesn’t today. Anyone is likely to find a few moments in this conversation that are a little uncomfortable, but left with a lot to consider once we reach the end.
This interview came about from a series of articles, titled The Christian Call to Earth Care, that Dillon wrote for his blog that blend together faith, politics, and biblical scholarship. You can read those and more of his work at: dilloncruz72.wordpress.com.
As I opened the episode with my views on this interview, there are no more to follow, but you can get in touch with me and share your thoughts by phone at 717-827-6266 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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And a few announcements.
The Possibility Handbook, a project with Ethan Hughes, continues. Ethan confirmed with me that January 16-23, 2016 we will record a series of new interviews together at The Possibility Alliance as the draft manuscript of the book. This listener exclusive fundraiser to make this project happen is seeking to raise $5,000 by the end of this year. That’s less than six weeks away and we’ve got some distance to go to get there. If you would like to hear and see more of Ethan’s passion and perspective in the world, in a guide to create the world you want to live in, make a pledge today.
Also, would you like to spend three weeks in Costa Rica learning permaculture with Joshua Peaceseeker and other instructors at Joshua’s farm, Verdenergia? You still have time to enter the drawing to win this opportunity.
Until the next time, spend each day creating the world you want to live in by taking care of Earth, yourself, and each other.
From here on Thursday, November 26, Sandor Katz joins me to talk about wild fermentation. After that, on December 3, Brad Lancaster returns to discuss the Desert Harvesters, community, and urban water catchment.