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Dialogue with Sister Miriam MacGillis

In honor of Earth Day 2013

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

New Lebanon, New York

On Monday, April 22nd, 2013 in honor of Earth Day, Seven Pilliars and The Abode of the Message co-hosted Sister Miriam MacGillis of Genesis Farm in Bliarstown, New Jersey. This sohbet, or heartful and sacred dialogue, took place in the Seven Pillars offices and included approximately 30 members of the local community.

Sister Miriam MacGillis, a Seven Pillars Guiding Voice and long-time friend of Founder Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, is a member of the Dominican Sisterhood. Her life of service led her to the teachings of cosmologist Father Thomas Berry, which struck a cord in her soul. The questions his teachings brought forth changed her life, and set her on a path of tireless work in the crusade against ecological destruction. In 2005 she received the Thomas Berry Award. In 2007 Grist magazine named her one of the world’s top 15 green religious leaders. She lectures extensively and has conducted workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Genesis Farm: Genesis Farm is rooted in a belief that the Universe, Earth, and all reality are permeated by the presence and power of that ultimate Holy Mystery that has been so deeply and richly expressed in the world's spiritual traditions. They endeavor to ground their ecological and agricultural work in this deep belief. This Sacred Mystery, known by so many religious names, is the common thread in their efforts. 

To learn more about Sister Miriam MacGillis, visit her bio page or the Genesis Farm website at

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