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A graduate of both Duke and Yale, Eileen Flanagan writes for a wide range of national publications and speaks at conferences, colleges, and religious gatherings.

Her forcoming book Renewable: One Woman's Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope (due out March 3, 2015) tells the story of her midlife realization that she was not living up to her potential or her youthful ideals, and the journey that took her to southern Africa and eventually to handcuff herself to the White House fence. Read more here.

She is also the author of The Wisdom to Know the Difference: When to Make a Change--and When to Let Go, which was endorsed by the Dalai Lama and won the Silver Nautilus Book Award. 

Eileen lives with her husband and two children in Philadelphia, where she serves as clerk of the board of Earth Quaker Action Team.  


“Drawing on her Irish family history, Eileen Flanagan shares a poignant, human story that illustrates the courage we need to create a more just future for our children and children everywhere.”

~Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change 

New & Upcoming 


Renewable will be published in March 2015. To schedule Eileen to speak, send a message through the Contact page. To read advanced praise fo the book, click here.

In the meantime, check out Eileen's most recent article, which explains what the People's Climate March and Earth Quaker Action Team's New York action had to do with this United Nations.