Eileen writes for a wide variety of online and print publications, from the Huffington Post and Waging Nonviolence to Christian Century and Science of Mind magazines. Below are some of her articles, organized by the major subjects that interest her.
Eileen Flanagan is a Quaker writer who you’re going to hear a whole lot more about in coming years. She’s just finding her voice nationally–and what a voice it is!
Articles on Eco-Justice Concerns
Christian Century cover story on climate change in Africa.
Acting Locally and Globally at the People’s Climate March
PNC Investigated for Climate Disruption in NYC Direct Action
Africa, Appalachia, and Arrest
The story of how Eileen developed a calling to work for climate justice
Rapid Escalation at PowerShift
Why Earth Quaker Action Team pulled off the largest bank branch action in history.
The Few and the Many
Why Eileen got arrested with 350.org and the Sierra Club
For African Environmentalists, Time to Get Beyond Polar Bears
A report on Greenpeace Africa published on Waging Nonviolence
Fighting Fracking in South Africa
As South Africa allows fracking exploration, activists mobilize.
Where Are the Victims?
A reflection for Waging Nonviolence on the label “victim.”
Moving the Green Movement Forward (Literally)
Huffington Post piece on four groups taking their message to the road
Green Your Money
About a new Quaker-led program to get PNC Bank to stop financing mountaintop removal coal mining.
Quakers Advocate Living in “Right Relationship” with Creation
Huffington Post piece
A Religious Society of Friends of the Earth
Written for the Washington Post Online’s On Faith Column
Spiritual Articles and Essays
Tikkun piece on how our image of God affects our position on health care reform
Huffington Post piece on the role of faith in social change
Living the Serenity Prayer
Slide show for Beliefnet
Buddhism Meets the 12 Steps
Guest blog post on Guinevere Gets Sober
The Serenity Prayer and Racism
Published by Read the Spirit
How Religion Changes Lives
Huffington Post piece on what religion says about change
Huffington Post essay on finding one’s own concept of God
Forming Your Own Clearness Committee
A Quaker decision-making tool explained in New Connexion
Finding Serenity as a Caregiver
Washington Post piece about caring for aging parents
The Art of Letting Go
Article on marriage and relationships for More
Spread the Love for Your Author Friend
A blog post picked up by the Minneapolis Star Tribune
Shaken to the Core: Oprah’s Surprise Sister–and Mine
Huffington Post essay on learning I had a sister
Here Comes the Judgment
Article for Brain, Child Magazine
Making a Change
Guest blog post on Writer Unboxed on how Eileen changed agents
Sex and the Second Grade Girl
Essay for Mothers Movement Online
Ten Things I’ve Learned about Head Lice
A sad, but true story
Eileen’s occasional reflections on family, activism, and current events