Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Introducing Joshua "Griff" Griffin and the Episcopal Diocese of California

Joshua "Griff" Griffin is a postulant for holy orders in the Episcopal Church, and currently serves as the Environmental Justice Missioner for the Diocese of California. Griff grew up in Rhode Island and has lived all over New England, receiving his primary education from the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In May 2009, he received his M.Div from Harvard Divinity School and a Religion and Ecology Certificate from the Boston Theological Institute. He has a B.A. from Dartmouth College where he majored in Religion and Environmental Studies. After college he worked as an intern at the Global Living Project, formerly located at the historic Barra Homstead in East Corinth, VT. Griff has traveled extensively through Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Mozambique, studying the relationship between environmental, social, and economic issues in East and Southern Africa. For the last several years he has been trying to perfect the art of growing greens in a Boston apartment and is awestruck by California's infinite growing season. He lives in the Inner Sunset with his wife, Liz, a UCSF medical student with a passion for kale, and their 1,000,000,000 pet worms.

Learn more about the Diocese of California at: http://diocal.org/

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