Earth and Soul: Reconnecting amid Climate Chaos
Amidst accelerating climate devastation and an uncertain future comes a clarion call to renew a deep and personal relationship with Earth.
Writing at the intersection of spirituality, ecology, and story, Leah Rampy illuminates a path to reweaving nature and soul. Under Rampy’s deft guidance, the beauty and genius of this sacred world unfolds before us. Even now when the world as we knew it is ending and a new story lies beyond what we can envision, we may live fully alive and lay stepping stones toward a diverse and vibrant world of oneness and mutual flourishing.
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We were not made to be separate from nature. We were formed from nature by the same cosmic evolution. The vitality of our lives depends on our acceptance of the gift of communion.
-Earth and Soul: Reconnecting Amid Climate Chaos
Soul Food: Nourishing Essays on Contemplative Living and Leadership
This work was highlighted as an “illuminated addition to any spiritual library” by Richard Rohr. Parker Palmer noted, “If you have any affinity for the contemplative life, you’ll find this book a compelling companion.” Leah’s chapter, “Coming to Our Senses” explores the role of wonder and gratitude in helping us to connect with the Divine within and around us all.
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The Cardinal Anthology, Vol. 1
The Cardinal Anthology is a collection of social, reproductive, environmental, and economic justice themed essays, poetry, and short stories written by West Virginia authors. In “A Council of Concern,” Leah attempts to speak for the people and more-than-human beings in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia who have been harmed by our thoughtlessness, greed, or self-interest.
The Anthology of Appalachian Writers: Barbara Kingsolver Vol. XV
This work centers on the work of Barbara Kingsolver, Shepherd University’s 2022 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence. Kingsolver was at Shepherd for the Appalachian Heritage Festival in September 2022 and worked with the editors on the completion of the book.
Leah Rampy’s creative non-fiction essay, “In Search of Kinship,” probes our longing for connection to kith and kin and asks, “If our family belongs to generations of wanderers, can we possibly be indigenous to the place we find ourselves?”