The inspiration for this work is threefold:
Laudato Se’, On the Care of Our Common Home Pope Francis, 2015
The Appalachian Pastorals (Published by the Catholic Committee of Appalachia):
- This Land is Home to Me;
- At Home in the Web of Life; and
- The Telling Takes Us Home: Taking our Place in the Stories that Shape Us
And the work of the New Cosmology, particularly of the tradition of Thomas Berry, as it specifically applies to Central Appalachia.