Without the label of "faith," the Transition Movement is a faithful community of people, respecting one another and the Earth. How can we strengthen our partnerships with local faith communities? And why would we want to? How do we invite "all" people to the table?
Ruah Swennerfelt, a member of the Burlington, Vermont Quaker Meeting, is an activist, homesteader, blogger, and author of the book, "Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith." She retired in 2010 as General Secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness after serving in that role for 17 years, and currently serves on the boards of Vermont Interfaith Power & Light and Transition Town Charlotte, Vermont. She is also involved with the New England Resilience & Transition Network and is clerk of the New England Yearly Meeting Earthcare Ministry Committee.