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Mourning for the Earth
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine M. Preston To confront climate change, we may need to first deal with our grief. The most preciou ...

Obama’s Climate Action Plan Paves a Road Ahead
Originally Posted: 06/28/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was a momentous day for the creation care movement: after years of inaction from Congress, President Obama announced a major, comprehensive plan of action on climate change. ...

Obama Offers Keystone Surprise in Climate Change Agenda Speech
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama revealed his approval for and was in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline project during his climate change speech on Tuesday. President Barack Obama revealed ...

Obama Readying Emissions Limits on Power Plants
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

With hopes to reduce mass amounts of pollution, President Obama has begun forming a list of ideas to condense the amount of carbon dioxide entering earth’s atmosphere. With hopes ...

Climate Change Causing Longer U.S. Wildfire Season
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Top United States Forest Service official told Congress hotter, dried conditions produced by climate change are causing America's longer wildfire season and increasing the amount of land burned. ...

A Pattern For Change
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Each individual and congregation is unique, but there is a different dynamic present in churches working for creative change than in the churches that are stuck. The issue is solved not by more study, but ofte ...

Climate Research Nearly Unanimous: Climate Change Caused by Human Activity
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

97.1% of scientific journals agree that climate change is caused by humans. An overwhelming 97.1 percent of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals agree that climate change ...

America's First Climate Refugees
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

The residents of Newtok, Alaska could see their village washed away within 5 years, making them the first American climate refugees. The residents of Newtok, Alaska could see the ...

Climate Change Will Cut Habitats by 2080
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Biologists concluded global warming will destroy more than half of the habitats of most plants and a third of animals by 2080 A recent study by biologists and climate researchers ...

Keep On Keepin' On
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Alycia Ashburn How do we sustain our climate activism? It can't be about fear. IN ORDER TO imagine the s ...

From Kenya, Bearing Testimony and Honoring Story
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

We have come to Kenya to hear our brothers and sisters bear witness to the ways environmental degradation and recent changes in the climate are harming them. Their testimony is disturbing and compelling. Their ...

U.S. Emissions Proposal Could Energize UN Climate Negotiations
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. climate change envoy proposed allowing countries to create their emissions reduction plans rather than working toward one goal. The U.S. climate change envoy proposed all ...

Religious Belief In Second Coming Of Christ Could Slow Global Warming Action
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

The widespread belief in "end-times" and the "Second coming" of Christ could impact the environmental policy movement negatively. A study published May 1 from ...

The Privilege of Skepticism
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

How do we explain the existence of such ambivalence in North America toward climate change in the face of such shocking predictions? I believe that part of the answer is that we have the privilege of skepticis ...

Climate Change May Bring Drought to Temperate Areas
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

A NASA led study found climate change may increase rainfall in some areas and drought in other areas. A NASA led study found climate change may increase rainfall in some areas an ...

Why Am I Flying to Kenya When I Have So Much Work to Do At Home?
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Is there anything more important to us than the air we take into our lungs every few seconds? The water that keeps us and all living things going? The soil that roots our food and our communities? Or the weath ...

Sierra Club Endorses Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Why would an environmental organization get involved with immigration reform? What could they possibly have at stake? If Congress passes immigration reform, much of the credit wil ...

Keystone XL: People of Faith Say 'All Risk, No Reward'
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

The occurrence of major natural disasters has quadrupled over the last 20 years, leading to increased rates of flooding, drought, famine, and disease that often hit the world's poorest populations the har ...

On Scripture: Earth Day, God, and the Apocalypse
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Some Christians have a tendency to think, “Well, if I’m off to heaven, I shouldn’t care much about this silly earth of ours. It’s just a temporary home, after all.” Have you ever ...

EPA Gives Rebuttal to State Department's Keystone Analysis
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

The EPA yesterday called into question the State Department’s findings on Keystone XL and echoed the concerns of environmental activists everywhere: the Keystone Pipeline would be greatly exacerbate climate ch ...

Top 5 Earth Day Videos
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

A roundup of the top 5 Earth Day videos. Today is Earth day! More than 1 billion people in 192 countries are participating in Earth Day festivities, which means there must be some ...

5 (Stupid) Reasons Christians Reject Environmentalism
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

Earth Day is rarely celebrated within mainstream Christianity beyond a Sunday sermon, and environmentalism is often frowned upon by evangelical leaders instead of championed. Here are the main reasons Christia ...

Keystone XL: The Dirty Facts
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Resources to help you join the battle to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In ...

PHOTOS: Natural Beauty
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors With its earth roof, straw bale walls, and cordwood construction, Woodhaven is a beauty to behold. Linda and Scot DeGraf’s handmade, ecofriendly home in West Virginia i ...

VIDEO: Malawi Activist on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors While many people continue to believe there is no climate crisis, those most affected by global warming—particularly in the global South—know otherwise. According to ...

VIDEO: People of Faith Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Rose Marie Berger writes in the May 2013 Sojourners magazine cover story, “ For God So Loved the World ,” that people of faith are key to reversing climate ch ...

Feeding our Imagination
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Mallory McDuff Fiction with a climate change theme. CRITICS HAVE BEMOANED the lack of fiction centered on cli ...

The Gathering Storm
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Janelle Tupper Climate change leads to far more consequences than just destructive weather patterns. Climate ...

'The impacts are quite severe on the ground'
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Victor Mughogho Victor Mughogho works with local churches in southeast A ...

No Time for Arm-Chair Activists
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Those who study together can also change together. Here are our recommendations for good books, videos, and online resources ...

Features of Woodhaven
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Scot DeGraf Linda DeGraf Thermal mass: More than 30 tons of plaster and other mass on the inside of the house collects and st ...

Built to Last
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Linda DeGraf Scott DeGraf More than just another green house, 'Woodhaven' bu ...

For God So Loved the World
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger What will it take to push back climate change? A Spirit-driven 'power shift' might be a key. ...

Future's So Bright
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice "Given the option of paying more for dirty power or paying less for clean power, what would you take?" ...

The Battle is Joined
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We can see in our mind's eye all the generations to come, and so we know why we fight. ALL ...

From the Archives: May 1990
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Earth Day 1990 IN THE summer of 1969, then-Sen. Gaylord Nelson was on a conservation speaking tour o ...

Report: Public Concern Over Climate Change Is Rising
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication has an updated version of its report, Global Warming’s Six Americas, out this month. The report, which identifies and explores six major attitudes towards clima ...

Palms, Matzah, Our Planet and the White House: A Religious Act of Civil Disobedience
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Press

March 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Rabbi Arthur Waskow ...

At Inaugural Mass, Pope Francis Calls for Defending Environment, Poor
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis issued a powerful call for the protection of the environment and of society’s most vulnerable during his formal installation Mass at the Vatican, while qualifying his papal power as a “service” to ...

God’s Earth is Crying Out; God’s People, Responding, Must Prepare for Jail
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 1:22pm | Type: Blog

God’s creation is in danger; and to call upon the powers of the world to heal it, God’s people are prepared to go to jail. God’s creation is in danger; and to call upon the pow ...

Connecting the Dots
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Onleilove Alston Hurricane Sandy vividly demonstrated the relationship between climate change, poverty, and immigration. ...

State Department's Latest Wrong-Headed Analysis of Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

The Obama Administrations has promised action on climate change but if it is approved, the administration would be actively supporting and encouraging the growth of an industry that has demonstrably serious e ...

Faith Groups Add Their Voices To The ‘Forward on Climate’ Chorus
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Press

February 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Catherine Woodiwiss ...

Catholics join largest climate rally in US history
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Press

February 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Ellen Teague ...

Climate Rallies and a Golfing President
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

In what can be described as a thought-provoking twist of irony, while thousands marched past the White House to move the president “Forward on Climate,” President Obama was out golfing, which just so happens t ...

Keystone Pipeline Will Be Stopped By A Miracle
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

An estimated 200 people of faith gathered in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning in preparation for the Forward on Climate Rally on the National Mall. The brief prayer service preceded the larger rally of an e ...

To Dust You Shall Return: In the Meantime — Acting With Gratitude and Conviction
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Ash Wednesday is a good day to be arrested, I told the crowd. It’s a good day to realign our lives with God's desire to preserve this good creation. My wrist was cuffed to t ...

Climate Change: An Opportunity to Act
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

In faithfulness to our role as stewards of God’s creation, the time is upon us to recognize climate change for what it is: the defining global issue of our generation. In contras ...

Call and Response: What the President Did This Week
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Whoever is willing to protect the poor and vulnerable in our fiscal debates and commit to overcome poverty with new opportunities will find the faith community at their back, at their front, and on both their ...

Sawdust and Mistaken Identity
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

I had a happy childhood, with few moments of true anguish. One that I will always remember, though, is when they cut down the tree on Euclid Street.  I had a happy childhood, wit ...