Peter Owen Jones | Spiritual Ecology
Part of Shifting Outlooks, NOVEMBER 2016
Peter Owen Jones
Peter Owen Jones is a maverick 21st century priest, cutting edge spiritual leader, ecological thinker and champion of ethics. Over the last eight years Peter haspresented a number of award winning TV documentaries for the BBC, including Extreme Pilgrim, Around the World in 80 Faiths, and How to Live a Simple Life, where he has explored the world’s vast pantheon of religious and spiritual ideas and distilled essential wisdom for contemporary modern life and business.Extreme Pilgrim was nominated Dzthe best religious programme ever madedz(Daily Telegraph). Peter has innovative advice for organisations, schools, universities and businesses on how to move with the times and become more responsible, ethical and purposeful, and has also written five highly acclaimed books: Bed of Nails: an advertising executive’s journey through Theological College; Small Boat Big Sea; Psalms; Letters from an Extreme Pilgrim; Pathlands; and The New Humanity.
Born and raised in the UK, Peter left school and went to work as a jackaroo in Australia, before becoming a copywriter and ultimately creative director inLondon’s advertising industry. Disenchanted with the material rat race and eager to follow a life imbued with service and meaning, in his late 20s he joined the clergy, becoming ordained in 1992. He served as a rector of three parishes just outside Cambridge and is now a house for duty priest on the Sussex Downs.