“There is no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” Toni Morrison
Jessica McArdle is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ. Having served churches as a settled as well as an interim pastor, and provided chaplaincy in other settings – writing emerged not only as a function of her work –but as a necessity to give voice and clarity to the universality and scope of life’s experience.
An advocate for environmental and social justice, Jessica’s activism is rooted in the unshakable conviction that all our actions have a spiritual underpinning, which applies to institutions as well. Failing to grasp the significance of this spiritual underpinning is to allow the deeply systemic dimensions we may be facing, to go unheeded.
As a spiritual activist, Jessica finds joy as a musician, lover of the outdoors and in the community of God’s people. Held in the loving embrace of immediate family members in Rhode Island and overseas, Jessica and her husband live in Massachusetts.