Bonnie Massey has been selected as a GreenFaith Fellow. A second-year Master of Divinity student, Massey is one of 60 faith leaders representing 17 countries and multiple religions chosen for the 2021 class by GreenFaith, which is building a global, multi-faith climate and environmental movement.
Before enrolling at MTSO in 2019, Massey spent four years teaching Sociology at Irvine Valley College and California State University, Fullerton. Among the classes she taught was “Culture and Zero Waste.”
In applying for the GreenFaith Fellowship, “I wrote about my love for nature and the way it has played a role in my life,” Massey said. “I would like to be more involved in raising the consciousness of people about what is happening with the environment.”
The GreenFaith Fellowship Program is the only international comprehensive education and training program to prepare leaders from diverse religious traditions for climate and environmental leadership. Through regional caucus meetings, extensive case studies, and monthly and quarterly webinars, the Fellows will engage in education and training in ecotheology, community organizing, and climate and environmental justice advocacy. Upon completion of her year in the Fellowship, Massey and will join the Fellowship’s global network and mentor other emerging religious leaders in this field.
Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, practical theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Danny Russell, communications director