Henry C. Simmons, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, where he taught courses that explored the intersection of social sciences and the practice of religion. His recent books include Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope and Thriving after Mid-life.

Elders and the Practice of Hope

At times my outlook on the chances for survival of the earth as we know it has been very dark. What saves me from despair are people who are deeply aware of environmental crises and profoundly concerned about their grandchildren and their grandchildren’s grandchildren. Because they are aware and concerned, they continue in what I have come to see to see as “practices of hope”...

Winter 2011 Issue

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