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North Carolina Continues to Ignore Science
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

According to the Atlantic Cities, lawmakers in North Carolina have chosen to ignore studies that show sea levels are rising faster than previously expected in favor of developing new housing along the coast. ...

A Catholic Nun, A Teenage Girl, and Climate Justice
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Communities across the globe are being affected by the impacts of climate change, from food insecurity to extreme temperatures, but those with more resources are better able to adapt. Climate change is having ...

New Documentary Highlights Disastrous Climate Change in Bangladesh
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

The Atlantic profiles a new documnetary called Bangladesh: On The Frontlines of Climate Change. The Atlantic profiles a new documnetary called Bangladesh: On The Frontli ...

The Global Warming Hoax
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

We can now admit it: global climate change is one big hoax. But let’s give credit to the special effects experts who have given us wildfires, downpour, and record heat this past month writes Bill McKibben. ...

Haiti's Only Hope
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Unlike the deforestation that has happened in Colorado in a matter of days, Haiti’s 98-percent deforestation has happened over centuries. The destruction to Haiti’s natural environment is almost complete. ...

Why Gas is Too Cheap
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen and Tom Witt What happens when a church tries to recognize the real cost of fossil fuels? CHOOSIN ...

Climate Change v. Poverty: A False Dichotomy?
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Final part of its series on evangelicals and climate change. In the final part of its series on evangelicals and climate change, The Christian Post 's Napp Nazworth ...

Leading the Way, Like Luther
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

It takes a special person, after all, to get others excited about God’s creepy crawly little creatures and to use that excitement to launch a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. ...

Climate Scientist, Christian on Climate Change and Wildfires
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Fires are intimately related to temperature, humidity, and rainfall. So it makes sense to ask—is climate change making these fires worse? Do our energy choices, which include burning coal and gas and oil and i ...

Climate Change Affects Malawi Now
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Climate change experts and skeptics can hash it out all they want, but Victor Mughogho is living it. Climate change experts and skeptics can hash it out all they want, but Victor ...

Unwelcome Milestone for Earth's Climate
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Carbon dioxide on the rise in the atmosphere. From  The Associated Press : The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon di ...

TED: Climate Scientist James Hansen Speaks out on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

While James Hansen's TED talk may be a few months old, his message continues to resonate as concerns around climate change grow worldwide. While James Hansen's TED talk ...

Environmentalism as a religious cause
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

May 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Minnesota Public Radio ...

Protecting the Sacred
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

To the students, climate change is not an elusive issue that is invisible. For them, it’s personal: more severe allergies, asthma complications, unusual weather, and the disappearance of entire seasons. They k ...

Kids vs. Global Warming
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

A lawsuit, which has been dubbed a ‘David vs. Goliath battle,' sees a group of young adults taking on high-level government officials, states, energy companies and big businesses over their collective fai ...

Saving Tiny Kiribati from Devastating Climate Change
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

There may be those in the public sphere who dismiss climate change as a ‘hoax’ — doing so is good politics in some spheres — but the people of the small island nation of Kiribati do not have the luxury of deba ...

Too Little, Too Late?
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Francesca de Gasparis The U.N. climate change talks in South Africa were a major disappointment -- but the struggle continues. ...

Heavenly Energy
Originally Posted: 02/17/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sven Eberlein In the wake of last year's Fukushima disaster, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country would phase out n ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb.15, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE/USA TODAY: You've Heard Of Evangelicals, But Who Are They? Evangelicals have been in the news a lot lately, from the Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow and his take-a-knee prayers to the Texas pastor and his wife who spent ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Color The 1 Percent 99 Percent Conflicted Soon after the Occupy Wall Street encampment was set up at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan last fall, 26-year-old Ryan Quick told his father, Leslie C. Quick III, a financier, that he might ...

Cold: From Maine to Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 02/05/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

While the mid-Atlantic basks in higher than normal temperatures, it isn’t like that everywhere. Two stories from The New York Times on the struggle for warmth. While the mid-Atla ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

POLITICO: Obama: Jesus Would Tax The Rich President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus’ teachings have led him to that ...

Speaking the Truth in Love: Katharine Hayhoe on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

There are a lot of heinously unmerited personal attacks going on in these United States right now, but for some reason I’m most bothered by the ones against Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evange ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Marco Rubio Calls For A Shift In Rhetoric On Immigration Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hasn't endorsed a Republican candidate or said that he wants to be vice president, but that doesn't mean that GOP hopefuls don't ...

Faith Leaders Respond to Keystone Pipeline Decision
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Press

January 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Nick Sementelli ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

NPR: Evangelical Leaders Struggle To Crown A Candidate Rick Santorum was fresh off his surprise showing in the Iowa caucuses and fielding questions on a radio program, when a caller challenged the Republican presidential candidate on his overt rel ...

Christians and Climate Change: What Would MLK Do?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the reality of climate change are both victims of western culture’s remarkable capacity to accommodate and neutralize that which is most critical of it. ...

Why Adapt?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

Climate change affects the poorest the hardest. Most things do. In the parts of the world where climate change is most prevalent, it is those who have done the least to cause it that are bearing the brunt of i ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of America ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 THE NEW REPUBLIC: Why Are American Politicians Always Switching Religions? If Newton Leroy Gingrich becomes the Republican candidate ...

COP 17 Climate Conference Reaches a Deal with Drawbacks
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

As the climate conference in Durban, South Africa came to a close last weekend, a treaty known as the Durban Platform emerged, requiring all countries to begin curbing carbon emissions by 2020. ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/09/2011 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitments to social justice and the poor. A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitm ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

THE NATION: Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They're Not Going Away THE NATION : Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They& ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Return of the Hobbits Return of the Hobbits Ten years ago, The Fellowship of the Ring began the silver-screen adaptations of Tolkien's widely loved Lord of ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws This past summer, the Econo Lodge off Interstate 75 in Tifton, Georgia, where we and other waterm ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Occupy Wall Street reaches one month Read more about the historic first month HERE. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication: Quotes to remember Occupy Wall Street reaches ...

Evangelicals: By The Numbers
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:12am | Type: Blog

What are "the evangelicals," you ask? Certainly not a political or ideological monolith, as recent polling and survey numbers demonstrate. What are "the evang ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

TGIF: Links 'n' Such
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

The Gubbio Project, which helps churches become refuges for homeless people throughout the U.S., recently earned a new fan: Author Anne Rice. "When I was in San Francisco, I visited St. Boniface Church in ...

More than 1,000 Arrested Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

As of this morning, more than 1,009 Americans have been arrested to bring national attention to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. This is what church looks like. As of thi ...

Carrying the Living King Back to the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Rose Berger from Sojourners magazine spoke to the hundreds of us gathered in Lafayette Park just before we processed to the fence surrounding the White House. Rose Berger from ...

595 Arrested at the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! Yesterday, 145 religious leaders, artists, and students were arrested in front o ...

God's Wrath Caused East Coast Earthquake
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I want to beat televangelist Pat Robertson to the jump on yesterday's East Coast earthquake. I want to beat televangelist Pat Robertson to the jump on yesterday's East C ...

Hubble, Hubble, Climate Trouble
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

For the past 30 years, through my work with Maryknoll and Pax Christi International, I've come to know grassroots communities around the world in situations of war and poverty. ...

Isn't the Keystone XL Pipeline in Our National Interest?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Won't it reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil? Won't somebody else develop the Alberta tar sands if the U.S. doesn't do it -- someone like China, perhaps? ...

Oil Addicts Anonymous
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

If the United States is a fossil fuel addict, then the Alberta tar sands are our next big fix. If the United States is a fossil fuel addict, then the Alberta tar sands are our nex ...

Temptation in the Consumer Wilderness
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Fredric L. Quivik What Matthew 4 has to say to the age of climate change. In Jesus' temptation in the wil ...

How Peer Pressure Creates Social Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

People are rarely swayed by information alone. People are rarely swayed by information alone. If they were, the cigarette industry would have collapsed when the first Surgeon Gene ...

Presidential Contenders: None Standing Tall on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Whoever is our next president -- whether President Obama in a second term or the eventual Republican nominee -- will be the most consequential president <em>ever</em> for overcoming global warming ...

5 Green Reads For Your Summer Reading List
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

While Earth Day and Good Friday being on the same date this year was a relatively rare alignment, thankfully for many people the everyday companionship of religious belief and care for creation i ...