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Prayers for Those in Path of Hurricane Sandy
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: Sojourners offices, which are based in Washington, D.C., will be closed due to the weather. We pray for the safety of our staff, neighbors, and all those affected by this storm. ...

Links of Awesomeness: October 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

Today's awesome links! Ever wonder what other people look like when they turn the corner in a haunted house and — BOOM — out of nowhere comes that one guy dressed in a su ...

True Believer
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:23pm | Type: Press

October 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeff Turrentine ...

Cue the Math: McKibben’s Roadshow Takes Aim at Big Oil
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

McKibben and 350, the folks who brought us the Keystone XL pipeline protests, are now calling for a nationwide divestment campaign aimed at fossil fuel companies’ bottom line. It ...

Changing the Debate on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Creation care is something I feel very passionately about. As a person of faith I think it is my responsibility to protect this beautiful planet that God has given us. Last Frida ...

Sustainability: God's Gift and Charge
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

The fruits of the garden required labor, and the fruit of their knowledge produced children, and God made each to tend the land. Decreeing that (hu)man(ity) must toil the earth, and the female body would endur ...

10 Reasons Climate Change Should Be An Election Issue
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

I’m not sure about you, but I’m incredibly disappointed that our nation’s leaders – from all sectors, all parties, and all levels – continually neglect to take leadership on our climate and energy crisis. ...

Larry Gibson, Keeper of the Mountains
Originally Posted: 10/12/2012 - 7:03pm | Type: Blog

Larry Gibson, “Keeper of the Mountains,” died Sunday Sept. 9 at his home on Kayford Mountain, W.V. He was 66. Larry Gibson, “Keeper of the Mountains,” died Sunday Sept. 9 at his ...

New Software Tracks Carbon Emissions Close to Home
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

New tracking software developed by Kevin Gurney, an ecologist at Arizona State University is intended to help cities across the country keep their word on climate. New tracking s ...

Report: Climate Change Linked to Costly Natural Disasters
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

A report from Munich Re links increased natural disasters from climate change and associated costs. It’s been a good week for getting real. After Tuesday’s revelation that the ...

Can Any Good Come From Drones?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

As an antidote to all the stories of killing by drone, I’ve been collecting stories of the good things unpiloted aircraft can potentially do, or are already doing. Many are tasks now being carried out by pilot ...

The Next Great Moral Movement
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

We need to set and enforce a limit on all remaining global warming pollution on the national and international scale, which will, we hope, keep warming to within 2oC. In my last ...

Three Numbers that Predict the Future of the Planet
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

We need to set an enforceable limit on global warming pollution on the national and international scale, and then we need to enforce it as if our future largely depends on it. Because it does. ...

A Christian With Conjunctions
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

The stakes of silence are high. If we don’t speak out and act on our moral mandate to reconcile with creation, we risk destroying God’s very creation. For most of my life, I have ...

Is the Kingdom of God Made of Vegetables?
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

Corporations, which do not speak the language of human love and health, wrangle to profit from the stream of ill Americans falling from the industrial foods conveyor belt. But we know that type 2 diabetes, hea ...

Climate Change, Poverty, Distractions, and Denial
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

As Jesus calls upon humankind to “love thy neighbor," and as the Old Testament prophets remind us to strive for justice, we recognize that within a deeply connected world “neighbor” implies all that God h ...

Arctic Ice Melt and Our Christian Call
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

The melting of sea ice during summer in the Arctic is part a natural cycle, but the rate at which the sea ice is currently melting is unprecedented, as illustrated in today’s BBC News. ...

An Olive Agenda: Our Path to Economic Opportunity and Environmental Sustainability
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

An examination of current public debate reveals a divide between the “brown agenda” of economic opportunity and the “green agenda” of environmental sustainability. An examination ...

Why Bill McKibben is the New Noah
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

If we do Bill McKibben's three things, there's a possibility that we can reverse climate change, restore health to our skies, earth, and oceans, and move forward into a future where our grandkids can ...

Global Warming 'Converted Skeptic' Explains the Switch
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

Richard Muller’s announcement that he's changed his mind on climate change sparked a media flurry throughout the week, and NPR’s Science Friday host, Ira Flatow, interviewed him today. ...

Ten Ways to Live 'Almost Amish'
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 1:04pm | Type: Blog

These principles (similar to the list that Wendell Berry laid out more than two decades ago in Home Economics) provide guidelines for a simpler, slower, more sustainable life. They offer me hope. ...

'To Protect Peace'
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Min-Ah Cho Faith leaders and others protest a planned military base on a South Korean island. IF YOU HAVE eve ...

Eye on the Sparrow
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Norcross Near the end of his life, Howard Thurman was called "one of the greatest spiritual resources of this nation." He ...

Religious Roots of Trees Branch into Many Faiths
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

Whether churchgoers realize it or not, the trees in their churchyards have religious roots. SALT LAKE CITY — Whether churchgoers realize it or not, the trees in their churchyards ...

Climate Change Has Dramatic Effect on Greenland's Ice Sheet
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Writing for The Huffington Post, Joanna Zelman reports on a new NASA study: Writing for The Huffington Post , Joanna Zelman reports on a new NASA study: Unpreceden ...

Young Evangelicals Stepping Up on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 8:21am | Type: Blog

In seeking to live as Christ’s disciples, Y.E.C.A. has come to see the climate crisis not only as a pressing challenge to justice and freedom, but also as a profound threat to “the least of these” with whom Je ...

Eco-Tragedies and Reconciliation in a Broken World
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 1:30pm | 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 - 12:28pm | 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 ...

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 ...

Summer Lovin’ and Creation at Church Camp
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

Summer camp integrated me into a Christian community that sought to reconcile humans with creation. In my family, working at church camp in the summer meant falling in love with t ...

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. ...

Wondrous Cycles of Life
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Calvin B. DeWitt Excerpt from Song of a Scientist: The Harmony of a God-Soaked Creation, by Calvin B. DeWitt ...

Wild Goose 2012: An Exercise in Mindfulness
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

I didn’t expect was for one of the most indelible lessons of the week to come from the RV we used. How do you know when someone has a Prius? Don’t worry; they’ll tell yo ...

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 ...

Congress Stops Subsidizing the Utility Industry with Children’s Health
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

In a full vote Wednesday morning the Senate rejected a measure intended to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), a rule that would ...

Entrepreneur Sees Hope for Clean Water on Wal-Mart Shelves
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

If every American spent $10 per year on his Humankind Water — less than they spend on Halloween candy — it would be enough to nearly eradicate the world's water sanitation problems, a youth minister says. ...

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 ...

Calling for Change (Literally!)
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 5:24pm | Type: Blog

A handful of our nation’s leading creation care voices came together with Sojourners to discuss how they answer tough questions and effectively communicate their faith and commitment to climate justice. ...

A Farm Grows in Motown
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Korla Masters Detroiters often use the phoenix rising from the ashes as a metaphor for the city's resilience. Worms might be just as ...

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 ...

Testimony from EPA's Hearing on New Carbon Regulation
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Testimony delivered by Alycia Ashburn, Creation Care Campaign Director for Sojourners, to the Environmental Protection Agency's New Source Pollution Standards for Carbon Pollution Hearing on May 24 in Was ...

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 ...

White House Earth Day Briefing Offers Hope, Reminds Us There Is Still Much To Do
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

In honor of Earth Day, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships today hosted an Environmental Briefing for a number of environmental activists from all over the country. ...

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 ...

Cornhuskers vs. Keystone XL Pipeline: Next Steps?
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:58pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Rose Marie Berger ...

Senate Blocks the Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

Last week, 56 senators voted to include the Keystone XL Pipeline in a highway bill — four short of the required 60. Last week, 56 senators voted to include the Keystone XL Pipeli ...

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 ...

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 ...