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EPA Unveils Clean Power Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just released its new plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the first policy of its kind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agen ...

Rabbi Gutow Joins Climate Change Summit
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 3:18pm | Type: Press

May 22, 2014 Sojo in the News San Diego Jewish World ...

What Does Marco Rubio Believe About Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

If Sen. Rubio believes that humans aren’t causing climate change, who does he believe is? Does he believe that climate change is natural, perhaps an act of God? Why is it so diffi ...

The Bible Calls For Moral Action on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

Our vocation—our calling—is to partner with God in preserving and sustaining the earth with all the creatures and species that God has made. The word used in most translations is “dominion,” and the true meani ...

The Fateful Year Ahead
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We need to show that the zeitgeist is changing, and that there's a steep price for fooling us. ...

Can Grounded Faith Save Us?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Barry K. Morris The Earth Manifesto: Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology, by David TraceyA Political Theology of Climate Change, by Michae ...

In the Wake of Haiyan's Wrath
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR After long delays in relief operations, rebuilding in the Philippines slowly continues. ...

Who Will Take Personal Responsibility for Denying Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Those who have led the charge against addressing climate change need to take personal responsibility for their actions. This week the National Climate Assessment Report was re ...

Praying for a Breakthrough on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

It’s when facing an obstacle of this magnitude that our faith matters most. As an outpouring of our faith, it is only natural to call upon God for wisdom and endurance, praying that we can fulfill our calling ...

Unintended Journeys -- Showing the Effects of Natural Disasters and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

The temporary 'Unintended Journeys' exhibit, which runs until Aug. 13, is a powerful photographic portrait of the catastrophic effects environmental disasters are having on millions of people around ...

Lent: Falling in Love With the Ordinary
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Food is the thing we all have in common, and with it, Jesus set forth the Eucharist. Is that enough for you to believe food is important? I'm one not given to joy. I'm ...

Four Ways to Talk About the Environment as an Evangelical
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

When facing a crisis, silence is certainly easiest. But silence isn’t best. As we face some very challenging environmental issues, evangelicals must learn to begin to discuss the environmental crisis with crea ...

Obama's Energy Fail
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben An "all of the above" policy is in fact no policy at all. I'D ALWAYS HOPED that ...

The Fight for 'The Good Life'
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Last week, we Nebraskans celebrated sweet victory once again. The Feb. 19 ruling by Lancaster County judge Stephanie Stacy dealt a significant setback to the approval process of the 1,179-mile TransCanada pipe ...

Dear Sen. McCain, We Live on Earth, and Climate Change is Real
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

It’s time we all stopped thinking of climate change as a separate issue to deal with later and start seeing how it has the potential, like a weapon of mass destruction, to destroy all the efforts of our good w ...

Think Nothing Is Happening in Washington? It’s Decision Time on Climate
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

In the coming months, the Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing carbon pollution standards for both new and existing power plants, and the Obama administration will make a final decision on the Keyston ...

Keystone XL: Ambiguity is the Enemy of Progress
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

Having experienced the crisp June evenings of Minnesota as well as the asthma-inducing smog of Hong Kong, I know both the beauty of fresh air and green spaces and the dullness of pollution and gray skies. The ...

State Department's Final Review of Keystone XL: Negligible Impact?
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Looking at the immediate media coverage following the release of the review, many say it paves the way for the pipeline’s approval, because it finds no significant immediate impact on climate change. Pipeline ...

Talking to Evangelicals About Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Liz Schmitt What works, what doesn’t, and how best to frame the conversation. IN 2013, Sojourners commission ...

What Good Is a Bridge If We Never Cross It?
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama called natural gas a bridge, but what good is a bridge if we don’t take sufficient steps to cross it? Energy policy and climate change action are inexorably linked ...

Obama's Two Faces on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The president has sought to placate the rich, powerful fossil fuel industry. PHYSICS IS IMPLACA ...

Cowboys, Indians, and Reconciliation?
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together. Herald Press ...

Rooted in Faith
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 5:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese A school garden project helps kids learn about plants—and Catholic social teaching about caring for the environment. ...

It's Been a Whirlwind of World-Changing Work
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

In these three months, I have witnessed activism for immigration reform, a vigil for those most affected by congressional dysfunction, organizing for climate change, a prophetic stand for racial justice, the l ...

Latinos Ready to Battle Climate Change, But EPA Must Include Them in the Fight
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The environmental impacts of carbon pollution also affect our Latino communities more and more each year. Earlier this month, I presented comments to the Environmental Protection ...

'Testifying to the Truth': EPA Testimonies (Part One)
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

This post contains two of many testimonies given at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Editor’s Note : Thi ...

A Problem With The Climate In Texas
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Press

November 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

A Problem with the Climate in Texas
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

There is no part of this world that God is not aware of, cannot lay claim to, and does not rule. Christians affirm that as people of faith we’re called to be stewards over creation, answering one day for how w ...

The EPA Is Listening: Power Plants and Carbon Pollution
Originally Posted: 11/06/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

Listening sessions are our chance to give the EPA our comments in person about the agency’s upcoming rule on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This week the EPA is hold ...

Your Turn, Harvard
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben This kind of neutrality is like defending the right of poor and rich alike to sleep beneath bridges. ...

One Year Later, Examining Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

One year later, we reflect on reconstruction efforts post-Sandy. We also pause to assess the role of climate change, exacerbated by human actions, in the creation and severity of the storm. ...

Air Pollution Shuts Down Entire City
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Unprecedented levels of air pollution effectively closed the city of Harbin in northern China earlier this week. Unprecedented levels of air pollution effectively closed the city ...

Christians Making the Climate Discussion Their Own
Originally Posted: 10/21/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

There’s a debate happening on The Christian Post, and we’re hearing more and more evangelical voices expressing concern over climate change. There’s a debate happening on The Chr ...

Why the Silence on U.S. Oil Spills?
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

For the many stakeholders, including big business and politicians, the political and financial incentives to keep mum on spills and minimize media exposure carry incredible weight. And then it must be asked, w ...

NASA's Earthbound Solutions
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Domestic space flight is an idea whose time has come. WITH THE HEAT of mid-year finally over—ju ...

Unlawful Entry
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger I watched the police toss Steve, age 70, into the crowd behind me. OFFICER MARIO normally w ...

What Happens in Texas Doesn't Stay in Texas: The Battle Over Science Textbooks
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Over the last few weeks of hearings on science textbooks, there has been a strong push from anti-science activists and Creationists to weaken the teaching of not only evolution but climate change. ...

A 300-Mile Ride for Climate Justice
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

I just completed my first Climate Ride, journeying 300 miles by bicycle over five days with 200 other climate activists. I just completed my first Climate Ride, journeying 300 mi ...

The Great American Water Crisis
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Magazine Article

Maude Barlow Wenonah Hauter Corporations are trying to buy up our water supply—and sel ...

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 ...

Building a Collective Identity: 'Drawing the Line' in Communities of Faith
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 1:23pm | Type: Blog

I’ll offer up a humble suggestion to those who are stuck. What if we use the best of what our faith communities has to offer and lean into the climate crisis? Not just in one way, but in three. No “one size fi ...

In Hearing on Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Star Witnesses But Few Meaningful Questions
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Blog

This Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the House subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing to discuss the Obama administration’s climate change policies and activities. This Wedne ...

Energy News: What’s Happening This Week
Originally Posted: 09/04/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Churches going solar, pro-coal school curricula, and more in this wrap-up. David vs. Goliath:  Residents in a Colorado city are fighting their local coal monopoly for the chanc ...

Our First Divinely Appointed Vocation
Originally Posted: 08/13/2013 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

The command to care for soil is our first divinely appointed vocation, yet in our zeal to produce cheap, abundant food we have shunned it; we have tilled the adamah but we have not kept it. ...

I Would Walk 100 Miles — Grandparents Lead Climate Allies in Walk to D.C. for Climate Action
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 7:26am | Type: Blog

During the week leading up to the “Summer Heat” demonstrations — protesting the Keystone XL pipeline and urging for action on climate change — about 25 people started a hike from Camp David to Washington, D.C. ...

New EPA Leader to Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

Climate change is expected to take a turn for the better following the Senate's approval of Gina McCarthy to serve as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Cl ...

Climate Change and the Church
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

Expressing her opinion that climate change is no longer about energy efficient behavior but rather about national policy, spiritual leader, Marilyn Sewell argues the importance of what it takes to preserve the ...

Climate Change Report: Weather, Rising Seas Imperil Power Plants
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

In a report obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the Energy Department said Thursday that power plants are at risk of being shut down due to the effects of climate change. In a repo ...

Evangelical Scientists Hold Press Conference to Urge Congress to Act on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

July 10, 2013 Press Releases In light of the President’s announcement ...