The inspiration for this work is threefold:
Laudato Si’, 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, 1975
- At Home in the Web of Life, 1995 and
- The Telling Takes Us Home: Taking our Place in the Stories that Shape Us, 2015
And the work of the New Cosmology, particularly of the tradition of Thomas Berry, as it specifically applies to Central Appalachia.