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Shifting Climates

Shifting Climates

By Shifting Climates
Persistently having good conversations about faith, hope, and climate change.
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Episode 4: Hiraeth

Shifting Climates

Bonus Excerpt: Antonio Maestas
We return to our conversation with Albuquerque community organizer Antonio Maestas to hear how  organizing has become akin to spiritual action for him.  "Social movements are spiritual, and the principles of environmental justice are doctrine."
July 12, 2019
Bonus Interview: Matt Goldberg
In a conversation with Matt Goldberg, social psychologist and postdoctoral associate at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, we learn about the sometimes convoluted ways we defend our beliefs and discuss Matt's research in the field of climate communications.
July 09, 2019
Bonus Interview: Mary Evelyn Tucker & John Grim
The first in our series of bonus content interviews, this one features a conversation with the co-founders of the Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.
July 09, 2019
Episode 5: Yale University
In Episode Five we discuss the role of institutions in climate action. We visit Yale University to learn more about their school of forestry and environmental studies, and along the way have conversations about fossil fuel divestment and the role of the church. 
July 02, 2019
Episode 4: Hiraeth
In Episode 4, we consider the spiritual challenges of vanishing homelands and the ethical implications of borders by drawing out the connection between climate change and the movement of people worldwide.
June 25, 2019
Episode 3: Navajo Nation
In Episode Three, we visit Navajo Nation to discuss modern colonialism and its relationship to climate change. Hear how people are fighting for their health and cultural traditions in the midst of these challenges.
June 11, 2019
Episode 2: Albuquerque
Episode Two takes us to Albuquerque, New Mexico where we learn about the city’s biggest environmental justice concerns and the state’s struggle to transition to clean energy.
June 04, 2019
Episode 1: Buckingham
Join us in our Season Two premiere as we hear from Baptists, Yogis, activists, and homeowners, all learning to navigate the uncertain future of their community in the face of a proposed pipeline and compressor station.  See more at
May 28, 2019
Season Two Trailer
Shifting Climates is back! Join us for Season 2, starting on May 28, 2019. 
May 07, 2019
Episode 10: Go, in Peace
In our season finale, we revisit three interviews who help us understand the layered meanings of "being in community," especially when it comes to climate change. We depart from Season One with a set compass, fresh legs, and many unanswered questions.
March 05, 2019
Episode 9: The Eye of the Needle
Will technology get us through the climate crisis? Can capitalism and climate change mitigation co-exist? As Season One draws to a close, we confront some of our deepest uncertainties.
February 26, 2019
Episode 8: Death and Resurrection
Trash or treasure? This episode takes us into the world of weeds and waste. Hear how our assumptions about waste can be damaging environmentally, theologically, and socially.
February 19, 2019
Episode 7: Bodies of Christ
In Episode Seven we tease out the connections between our treatment of the Earth and our treatment of human bodies, particularly those of women and people of color.
February 12, 2019
Episode 6: Healing of the Eyes
A conversation with Native American farmer, pastor, and professor Randy Woodley causes us to reflect on our role in creation while processing the recent IPCC report.
February 05, 2019
Episode 5: Communion
In Episode Five,  we talk about environmental amnesia – disconnection from the natural world. Hear how food can be a tool for connecting with both our eco-systems and our neighbors.
January 29, 2019
Episode 4: Tales of the Sower
In Episode Four we look at our relationship to the land through the eyes of farmers and learn how changing weather patterns and economic constraints impact food production.
January 22, 2019
Episode 3: Winds of the Spirit
This episode takes us from Texas to West Virginia to Nepal to hear accounts of devastating floods. What are the things disaster can’t take away, and where do we find them?
January 15, 2019
Episode 2: Feeding the Five Thousand
Conversations hit close to home in Episode Two. We make some unexpected friendships and begin to realize that the implications of climate change go beyond just natural disasters.
January 08, 2019
Episode 1: Weeping While Planting
In this premiere episode we talk about the essence of justice. In the midst of drastic ecological, political, and economic shifts, who is being harmed the most? Who is being left behind?
December 31, 2018
Season One Trailer
Stay tuned for the release of our first episode on January 1, 2019!
December 12, 2018