Instead of Theology Pub, this week Echoes is teaming up with the Whatcom Land Trust to host the 5th episode of the Faith & Nature series! This one is well-time to come the day after Easter, literally revealing how come followers of Jesus have embodied the practice of resurrection.
During each episode representatives from various faith traditions such as Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Native American spirituality, Judaism, Atheism, and Unitarianism, share an evening of dialogue. Charis Weathers, of Echoes, is the facilitator. The format is more talk show than lecture, with an opportunity for audience Q&A at the end. Light refreshments will be available.
Location: Mt Baker Theater's Encore Room (use the Champion St entrance)
In this episode we are delighted to present Leah Kostamo. Conversation with Leah is like talking with an old friend. She is friendly, thoughtful, down-to-earth, and honest. We expect this to be yet another fantastic episode of Faith & Nature.
Leah Kostamo is the author of Planted: a Story of Creation, Calling and Community. She works alongside her husband Markku to show God’s love for all creation through the work of A Rocha. Together they started the first Christian environmental center in Canada, which over the past thirteen years has welcomed thousands of visitors and interns who have rolled up their sleeves to grow organic vegetables, restore salmon streams and inspire school children.
Margaret Atwood, writing in Sojourners, said of Leah and Markku, “If all Christians were like them, ours would be a radically different world.”
Leah shares life with six other families (and a myriad of chickens) on Kingfisher Farm near Vancouver, BC.