New Eco Catholic blog co-editor

Beginning this week, we have a new co-editor and contributor for the Eco Catholic blog. Carol Meyer returns to full-time work as executive director of the Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition. Journalist Sharon Abercrombie replaces her as co-editor and chief contributor, along with Rich Heffern.

Sharon Abercrombie has covered the environment, spirituality, women’s issues, animal rights and social justice for many newspapers, including the Columbus Ohio Citizen-Journal, the Columbus Catholic Times, the Oakland Catholic Voice, and Catholic San Francisco. She was assistant editor for EarthLight Magazine, the interfaith journal of eco-spirituality. She is a graduate of the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif.

She has been a long-time contributor to The National Catholic Reporter. Her most recent article appeared in our special issue on ecology in April 2010 on the Canadian tar sands oil extraction and how churches there are trying to deal with the devastation.