Ecology and faith

When studying for my masters I got the chance to spend a couple of days with Alastair McIntosh. We were lucky enough to have have him lead a workshop on Sustainable Development and his experiences in campaigning in the Western Isles of Scotland. Although this is now six years ago and counting, it has stuck with me. I have since read his book ‘Soil and Soul’ ( and often go back to it for snippets of inspiration and general mind bending craziness. Even if you’re not into the whole redemptive side of ecological stewardship, there is a story here about transformational change against the odds.

Alistair will be speaking in Belfast at Fitzroy Presbyterian on the 28th of February. Get it booked into the diary. Click here on Steve Stockmans blog for more information (


4 thoughts on “Ecology and faith

  1. I have read that book. A very powerful story indeed. I think I might use a link to that in my PhD studies too. I am doing a minor study on a sense of place, that will form part of a bigger picture of enabling people to participate in development in rural Latvia and that kind of connection to the land is important for rural inhabitants here in Latvia.

  2. Joanna, your study sounds very interesting. You should contact the author himself…he might give you an interview…

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