Ruth Harvey, Leader of The Iona Community, joins Debra Rienstra to talk about how the community has modelled refugia for decades. They discuss the balance between action and reflection and the need to imagine new kinds of togetherness in these “tender times.”

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“Refugia are places of shelter where life endures in times of crisis. From out of these small sanctuaries, life re-emerges, and the world is renewed. We’re exploring what it means for people of faith to be people of refugia. How can we create safe places of flourishing— “micro-countercultures” where we gain strength and spiritual capacity to face the challenges ahead? Host Debra Rienstra interviews a different guest each week, exploring the evocative idea of refugia from a variety of perspectives, from biology to worship to politics. This is a podcast, ultimately, about watching for places where God is working at renewal—of the earth, of the church, culture, and society. It’s about seeking how we might participate willingly and courageously in that divine work.”

For more information and podcasts visit the Refugia website, Facebook page and Twitter account @RefugiaPodcast.

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