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Divest from Fossil Fuels: Money Talks
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 1:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jenna Nicholas Defunding climate change is "an idea whose time has come."  LAST SPRING, Archbishop ...

4 Ways to Help Your Community Talk About Environmental Ethics
Originally Posted: 04/30/2015 - 1:34pm | Type: Blog

Our ability to make meaningful collective moral decision requires us to be able to first have enough common moral language to have a conversation. This might be a good place to start. ...

Vatican Kicks Off Environmental Push with Climate Change Summit
Originally Posted: 04/29/2015 - 5:33pm | Type: Blog

The summit, arranged by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, is the prologue to Pope Francis’ June encyclical. Top officials from the Vatican, the head of the United Nations, and l ...

'Cheap Grace' and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/23/2015 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

Novelist Jonathan Franzen was getting hammered earlier this month. He recently wrote a piece delving into his ornithological passion in The New Yorker entitled “Carbon Capture: Has climate change made it harde ...

Love Is the Primary Energy to Amend Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/23/2015 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

By 1787, no American Quaker owned slaves—largely due to Woolman’s witness. Can we say the same of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Benjamin Franklin's influence? Seve ...

A Letter from Mother Earth
Originally Posted: 04/22/2015 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Bombs, land mines, and chemical weapons you use to kill your brothers and sisters instantly are slowly killing you too by ripping me apart and rendering me unable to provide for you. “Scorched earth” tactics u ...

Aunt Roma's Lessons for Eco-Living
Originally Posted: 04/20/2015 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

We have been given access to an environment we did not create. Years ago as a child growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, I was befriended by a wonderful family around the corner from my ...

Preparing for Paris
Originally Posted: 04/20/2015 - 7:23pm | Type: Blog

California is fighting again, slugging into its fourth year of another drought. But this one is different. As the world looks toward the United Nations Conference on Climate Chan ...

Paris and the Challenge of Real Change
Originally Posted: 04/17/2015 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

Crucial to the Paris discussions is the fact that Western-driven economic theory and practice, rooted in the competitive polarities of prosperity versus paucity, now dominate the globe, while Western economies ...

Environmental Justice, Inclusiveness, and Mother Earth
Originally Posted: 04/20/2015 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

As we dig deeper and the shackles are removed, we begin to see how economic and environmental justice are connected and how this exploitation is directly related to incentives like government funding, tax brea ...

Pope Francis Throws the Weight of His Office Behind Tackling Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/15/2015 - 6:20pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican is set to host a major conference on climate change this month that will feature leading researchers on global warming and an opening address by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ...

Passover, Holy Week, and the Climate Crisis
Originally Posted: 04/01/2015 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Our own generation, facing a catastrophic crisis in the Earth-earthling relationship, must go back to the Bible for guidance on how to apply indigenous wisdom to the planet as a whole. ...

We have everything to gain by acting on climate change
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 10:47am | Type: Press

March 21, 2015 Sojo in the News Melanie Grune ...

'Merchants of Doubt' Dismantles Climate 'Skeptics' Spin But Misses Chance to Build Bridges
Originally Posted: 03/13/2015 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

While the film does important work in helping audiences understand how paid representatives spread misinformation, it doesn’t do enough to address the tribalism that may keep the film’s most necessary audience ...

Merchant of 'Doubt:' Robert Kenner, Director of 'Food, Inc.,' Has a New Film on Corporate Spin. Here's What He Says About It.
Originally Posted: 03/13/2015 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

"The thing that interested me most was how media could represent issues as if they were debates when they weren’t debates." Robert Kenner is the director of the new corp ...

Pope Francis climate change call to action makes waves in faith communities
Originally Posted: 03/02/2015 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

January 5, 2015 Sojo in the News Anna Maria Tremonti ...

Vetoing the Keystone XL Pipeline: Moral Leadership for the Environment
Originally Posted: 02/27/2015 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2015 Sojo in the News Margaret Benefiel ...

Weekly Wrap 2.27.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 02/27/2015 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

The last meals of inmates on death row, net neutrality, Jim Inhofe's snowball, and what science has to say about #TheDress debate. 1.  PHOTOS: Painter Immortalized Las ...

Vetoing the Keystone XL Pipeline: Moral Leadership for the Environment
Originally Posted: 03/03/2015 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

How does Barack Obama measure up on the ‘moral leadership for the environment’ scorecard? Like Jim Wallis, I believe that budgets are  moral documents . They reflect our deepest ...

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL
Originally Posted: 02/24/2015 - 6:05pm | Type: Blog

President Obama rejected the construction of the Keystone XL Feb. 24, angering the Republican majority in Congress and inspiring environmental activists. “This veto is conclusive ...

Weekly Wrap 2.20.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 02/20/2015 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

1. Because Extreme Cold Always Brings Climate Deniers Out of the Woodwork … Bill Nye, yep, the Science Guy, offers the media this helpful prompting: “‘Let’s not confuse or interchange climate change with glob ...

Fossil-Fuel Divestment: I Did It for My Soul
Originally Posted: 02/10/2015 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

The market value of fossil fuel reserves today is valued at around $27 trillion, a sum that dwarfs the famous U.S. national debt. This means that there is a very, very bad day of reckoning ahead for someone. E ...

Open Letter to Christian Investment Companies: Give Members the Option to Opt Out of Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 02/06/2015 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

Of the 13 major Christian investment companies we studied, not a single one offers a way for their members to opt out of fossil fuels. We think Christian investment companies should be the first to stop fundin ...

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Sanctity of All Life
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

Recently President Obama proposed giving wilderness status to 12 million acres of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. Many Republican senators, including Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, strongly oppose the preside ...

'Living Dangerously:' The Importance of the Pope's Promised Encyclical on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 01/27/2015 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

So, as a climate activist and Christian, I’m beyond thrilled and grateful that Pope Francis is calling on world leaders, and all Catholics and people of good will, to act on global warming by releasing a histo ...

State of the Climate: How Far We’ve Come
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

As "Selma" reminds us, one victory does not call for a vacation. It calls for moving on to the next brick. Last night I watched the State of the Union, because I live ...

Catholic Groups Rally Against Climate Change Amid Intense Church Debate
Originally Posted: 01/14/2015 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Catholic environmental groups from around the world on Jan. 14 announced a new global network to battle climate change just as many Catholic conservatives are sharply criticizing Pope Francis’ campaign to put ...

Evangelicals Add Support for EPA Plan to Cut Coal Pollution
Originally Posted: 12/03/2014 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Evangelicals are teaming up with environmentalists to support the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan to substantially reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants. ...

We’re Awestruck About Earth, Unsure About Global Warming
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

Most Americans say they feel a deep connection to the wider world. But all that spiritual stargazing makes no difference in views about the facts of climate change and global warming, a new survey finds. Jus ...

Keystone XL Fails in the Senate: What's Next?
Originally Posted: 11/19/2014 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

Last night, the Senate voted on the Keystone XL pipeline — and with only 59 votes, the bill failed. (In the current political climate, it takes 60 votes to make a bill filibuster-proof so that it actually pass ...

Senate to Vote on Keystone Pipeline Tonight
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 3:11pm | Type: Blog

Last week the House of Representatives held their ninth vote on the Keystone pipeline, and approved it yet again. The Senate is voting on a simple yes or no pipeline bill at 6 p.m. The vote count right now in ...

Why A Movement To Disinvest from Fossil Fuels?
Originally Posted: 11/17/2014 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Divest-Invest is a call to policymakers, businesses, and investors that we must join forces to accelerate our transition to a low-carbon and equitable economy, close the clean energy investment gap, and move “ ...

Congress Voting on Keystone XL Pipeline Today
Originally Posted: 11/14/2014 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Today the House of Representatives is set to vote, yet again, on the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Today the House of Representatives is set to vote, yet again, on the Keystone X ...

U.S., China Strike Agreement Limiting Greenhouse Gases
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

This morning, President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China made a historic announcement that their countries would limit greenhouse gas emissions. This morning, Presi ...

Disinvest/Reinvest: From Fossil Fuels to Hope
Originally Posted: 11/10/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

The industry spends tons of money each year propping up climate deniers, spreading misinformation, and sowing seeds of doubt about what we are doing to God’s earth. They also fund political candidates on both ...

Listening with Radical Ears: The Importance of the 2014 IPCC Climate Report
Originally Posted: 11/05/2014 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

As Christians, we must open our ears, minds, and hearts to the warning signs God’s creation is giving us. In Christ, we find the reality of resurrection. We find the message of radical hope. We find the streng ...

Letters to the Climate Generation: I Hope You Have Answers
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

I throw all these questions at you, hoping you’ll do a better job than I did protecting creation. Editor’s Note: Global warming means rising sea levels, worsening extre ...

Letters to the Climate Generation: Walking with Family
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

I want you to look at the world through the eyes of compassion and love. This is an important part of my faith. Editor's Note: Global warming means rising sea levels, ...

VIDEO: Do Trees Communicate?
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A video on the way trees and plants communicate.  “What do the trees know that we have yet to lea ...

The Problem of Big and Small
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Hunkering down is deeply attractive, but we have work to do first.  IT'S REASONABLY clear ...

The World Unites to Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 10/08/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Press

October 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Joe Ware ...

In Africa, Church Leaders Responding to Climate Change Locally and Globally
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

As climate change devastates communities in Kenya, church leaders are helping to address the crisis locally while also calling on industrialized nations to own up to their responsibilities for spewing greenhou ...

Forty Shades of Green
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Sean McDonagh The oldest known redwood in the United States was a sapling during the Babylonian exile. Why trees should be part of Chris ...

Climate Conversion in New York
Originally Posted: 09/29/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Press

September 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Faith in People: NYC Climate March Draws All Religions for a Healthier Planet
Originally Posted: 09/25/2014 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

More important than the celebrities or politicians marching on Sunday, members of the faith community came out in droves to support the rally. The Huffington Post reported on the wide variety of faiths that we ...

Atheists, Baptists and Baha'i Come Together to Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 1:32pm | Type: Press

September 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Joe Ware ...

Climate Justice
Originally Posted: 04/13/2015 - 10:59am | Type: Press

September 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Ted Schmidt ...

What's Your Elevator Pitch?
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 11:30am | Type: Press

July 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Margaret Bullit-Jonas ...

Noah's Ark: A Symbol for A People's Climate March
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 10:45am | Type: Press

September 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Donna Schaper ...

Ban Ki-moon's Climate Altar Call
Originally Posted: 09/04/2014 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

Reuters reported today that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is starting his drum beat to gets heads of state to his emergency climate conference in New York at the end of the month. “Ban wants heads of state ...