Author: Nancy Roth
The Rev. Nancy Moore Roth is an ordained Episcopal priest, author of 13 books (including children’s hymnals co-authored with her husband, Robert Roth, as well as books on yoga, prayer, spirituality, and ecology), workshop and retreat leader, and environmental and community advocate based in Oberlin, Ohio. Her latest book (from which her article in issue #161 is adapted) is Grounded in Love: Ecology, Faith, and Action. She is also mother of the Communities editor. Visit her website at www.revnancyroth.org. Articles by Nancy Roth include: Remembering Jane Owen (Issue # 149) The Lenox Place News (Issue # 152) Monasticism, Community, and “The Great Work” (Issue # 154) The Intentional Christian Community Handbook (Issue # 159) Spiritual and Visionary Communities (Issue # 160) Strangely Warmed (Issue # 161)
Home-scale geothermal in appropriate conditions promotes both community and energy savings.
The former Elderhostel coordinator at Holy Cross Monastery explores
personal and monastic history to explain her unlikely presence there.
A fifth-grader takes initial steps toward right livelihood by creating a neighborhood newspaper that embodies and helps bring together her local community.
In reviving and restoring the site of two historical intentional communities, a town’s benefactor revitalized its sense of present-day community as she continued to dream, create, grow, and give.