Inaugural Earth & Spirit Podcast – Joe Grant and the Duty of Delight

The Earth & Spirit Podcast explores the intertwining of contemplative spirituality, ecology and social healing through dialogue with people who are rooted in a deep sense of place. Our conversation partners defy neat labels as they weave their vocations, activism and spirituality into unique stories of what it’s like to live an engaged life in whatever community they call home.  This podcast is made possible by the generous support from the Kalliopeia Foundation, whose mission is to reconnect ecology, culture, and spirituality through grantmaking, education, and media initiatives.

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Our inaugural episode is a conversation with Joe Grant.  A native of Scotland, Joe is a modern-day mystic, a blogger, and the author of numerous books and articles about scripture, justice and spirituality.  Prior to moving to Louisville 25 years ago, Joe worked with indigenous peoples of the U.S. and in Latin America.  His work has been rooted in the Catholic Christian tradition, but his sensibilities are deeply interdenominational and interfaith.  Joe spends his time writing, leading retreats, and offering spiritual guidance.  His latest book, Wandering and Welcome: Meditations for Finding Peace is published by Franciscan Media.

We sat down to talk about Joe’s spiritual journey, which has led him deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, into the pain and violence of inner city Louisville where he and his wife Anne make their home, and in all of this, into the heart of our beautiful, wounded world.