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Surprising Stories of Climate Change Here in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

One of the obstacles to igniting a passion about climate change is that it feels so abstract; it feels like a future problem, a global problem. But it’s really a here and now problem. We took folks out on the ...

Ecojustice on the Louisiana Bayou
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

I probably shouldn’t have been so surprised to learn that there are ecojustice issues here in the U.S. — but I was. I always thought of climate change as something that affected d ...

Surviving the Next Gulf Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

In an attempt to rebuild the image of the five gulf states—Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, federal and state officials have joined forces on their journey to replenish the damage from 2010& ...

Legal Costs Continue to Burden BP
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 12:36pm | Type: Blog

Another $847 million has been added to BP's legal costs following the oil spill. From The Guardian : The Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to plague BP more than ...

Eco-Tragedies and Reconciliation in a Broken World
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

I was expecting something special, but internally I was hedging from being disappointed by yet another overhyped Christian event that falls short of its promise. Rest and renew ...

Faith and Grace for the Gulf
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

In huge news last week that was largely overwhelmed by the Supreme Court ruling on health care, Washington came together last week to direct the Clean Water Act fines from BP's oil drilling disaster of 20 ...

First Criminal Charges Issued, Two Years After BP Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

Two years after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill ravaged the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials today filed the first criminal charges in connection with the incident, The Huffington Post reports.Fir ...

Bless These Shrimps: Faith, Fishing and Gulf Coast Restoration
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

For many years, communities of faith have provided a safety net to fisher families impacted by bad seasons or disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the BP spill. They have also seen firsthand the vital connecti ...

The Truth About the BP Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Ten months have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and by now most of the nation has shifted its focus away from the gulf to more recent and pressing topics. Ten months ...

Not Happy with the Results? Hallelujah, Anyhow
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I think the elections turned on misinformation, anger, and fear. I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I th ...

After the Spill, We Can't Forget the Gulf
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It is hard to imagine that it's been six months since the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/bp-oil-spill/" target="_blank">BP oil spill</a> in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

The Importance of Being Engineers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I often say that one of my favorite parts of being a pastor for 24 years was pronouncing the benediction each week at the end of gathered worship. I often say that one of my favor ...

Why Bad Boundaries Don't Work
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Some authorities in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, are upset that they didn't get a permit to build rock dykes between barrier islands to keep the BP oil spill out of fragile estuaries. ...

Praying on the Gulf Coast
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<strong><em>Editor's note: </em></strong><em>Jim Wallis is on a tour of the Gulf Coast with an interfaith group of leaders sponsored by the Sierra Club. ...

The Gulf Spill Brings Christians to Lament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In early June, a week-long gathering at the <a href="http://divinity.duke.edu/reconciliation/index.html">Center for Reconciliation</a> at Duke Divinity School brought together a diverse g ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week: ...

The War, the Well, and the Wall: A Time to Break Silence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

We rarely slow down to create the sacred space needed to discern the "signs of the times" and who we are as Christians in this time of America. We rarely slow down to cr ...

Who Can Throw the First Stone at BP? None of Us.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100525-bp-oily.jpg"></a> I don't know the personal, spiritual ground of those who created the situation that has become the <a href=& ...

Is Nature Worth Saving?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/08/is-nature-worth-saving/"></a></p> I'm a nature guy, smitten with a lifelong love fo ...

Grief, Repentance, and the BP Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100607_BPlogo1.JPG"></a>The current<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/oil-spill/"> crisis in the Gulf of Mexico</a> is b ...

Untold Story: BP-sized Oil Spills Happen All the Time in Nigeria
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/bp/">The BP Oil Spill</a> is the worst oil spill in U.S. history, much worse than Exxon Valdez. The BP Oil Spill is the ...