Religious Environmentalism Part 2: Fletcher Harper

Religious Environmentalism Part 2: Fletcher Harper

Reverend Fletcher Harper is an ordained Episcopal priest and environmental activist. Since 2002 he has been the executive director of GreenFaith, an ecumenical religious organization dedicated to ecological repair and justice.

Also on the program, Katy Scrogin reviews The Man Within My Head by Pico Iyer.

Organized around their three core values of Spirit, Stewardship, and Justice, GreenFaith's mission is "to inspire, educate and mobilize people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership."

GreenFaith was founded in 1992 under the name Partners for Environmental Quality by Jewish and Christian leaders who believed that New Jersey ’s religious community needed an organization to connect diverse religious traditions with the environment.

Harper joined GreenFaith as their Executive Director in 2002. A graduate of Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary, he served as a parish priest for ten years and in leadership positions in the Episcopal Church before becoming GreenFaith’s Executive Director.

This is Part 2 of our interview. Listen to Part 1 here.

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Katy Scrogin reviews The Man Within My Head by Pico Iyer.

When does a literary affectation cross over into a kind of spiritual haunting? That is the subject of Iyer's extended meditation on the works of Graham Greene, author of such seminal works as The Quiet American and The Power and the Glory.

From the book description:
"Ever since he first discovered Graham Greene's work, Pico Iyer has felt a haunting closeness with the English writer. In The Man Within My Head, Iyer follows Greene's trail from his first novel, The Man Within, to such later classics as The Quiet American, examining Greene's obsessions, his elusiveness, and his penchant for mystery. The deeper he plunges into this exploration, the more Iyer begins to wonder whether the man within his head might not be Greene but his own father, or perhaps some more shadowy aspect of himself."

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