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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 ...

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 ...

The Washington Post is Wrong on Keystone XL
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 7:22pm | Type: Blog

The Washington Post editorial board misses the entire meaning of the forest of protests over the last 18 months. The day after the  Washington Post  announced it was  moving it ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ashes and Hope
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Lent is a time when we try to identify with our own weakness, so since we are about to start the Church’s penitent season, it was shocking to read Virgilio Elizondo’s account of how a people generally consider ...

An Open Letter to the President: Avert Climate Catastrophe
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 12:14pm | Type: Blog

Circumstances have conspired to place you at the presidential helm during a moment of unprecedented global crisis. "Lincoln’s writings speak to me ... that though we may ha ...

On Scripture: Climate Change and Setting the World on Fire
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

In a world where climate change is evidenced in super storms, wildfires, heat waves, droughts and floods, it is urgent that people of faith return to our first responsibility of being stewards of the world in ...

Video: ‘Developing Tar Sands Means Losing Control of the Climate’
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

“If we fully develop the tar sands, we will certainly lose control of the climate. We will get to a point where we can not walk back from the cliff,” says climate scientist Dr. John Abraham. The Keystone XL pi ...

A Path Forward on Climate, Or, Obeying God
Originally Posted: 01/25/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Address this week included a bold statement about his vision for addressing climate change. President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Address thi ...

A Little Climate Change Pleasure Reading
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

This winter, fiction revealed truth about climate change. This winter, fiction revealed truth about climate change.   As a teacher, I relish the escape provided by pleasure r ...

Obama Stalls After Nebraska Approves Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Blog

President's spokesman says action on climate change is 'one of a host of priorities' as critics demand meaningful action One day after making climate change a key i ...

Drought, Heat Trigger Pre-Wildfire Season Jitters
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

A rare winter fire in Colorado's Rocky Mountains is fueling fears the 2013 wildfire season will be longer and more intense. A rare winter fire in Colorado's Rocky Mount ...

Obama Brings God Into the Climate-Change Fight
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

During his second inaugural address, President Obama reframed protecting the environment as a command from God. During his second inaugural address, President Obama reframed prote ...

Rig Runs Aground in Alaska, Reviving Fears About Arctic Drilling
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

An offshore drilling rig owned by Shell is beached on an island in the Gulf of Alaska. The rig could cause environmental damage if fuel begins to leak. An offshore drilling rig o ...

Climate Change at Christmastime: Hug a Tree!
Originally Posted: 12/24/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

We can rest easy – the live Christmas tree industry that has developed since that time is actually a benefit to the global climate. Some of my environmentally conscious friends h ...

Why I Support Wind Energy
Originally Posted: 12/17/2012 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

Our drive for growth often ignores the human cost of our actions. It isn’t until pollution becomes severe enough that we begin to change. Nearly one-in-six people in the United St ...

Religion and the Reality of Climate Change
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

The religious implications of climate change are becoming evermore clear, as the topic makes its way into mainstream America.   The religious implications of climate change a ...

What Are You Singing: Joy to the World
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

This song is full of creation references. Earth is receiving her king, and nature is singing with gusto. I’ve been really lucky this month to hear some of my co-workers’ refle ...

Religion and the Reality of Climate Change
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

The Huffington Post reports: In the holiday season, many of us reflect on what it is for which we are thankful. Naturally, we give thanks when things are going well, and even in a disaster we might be grateful that the catastrophe was not w ...

The Thing From the Oil Company Board Room
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

The Global North and West is addicted to fossilized fuel. Myself included. And we are trying to push our addictions onto the Global South. The Global North and West is addicted to ...

Bill McKibben Leads D.C. March to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

Midway through his nationwide, one-month Do The Math tour, Bill McKibben — author, environmental activist, and founder of 350.org — attracted a crowd that packed the Warner Theater in downtown Washington, D.C. ...

California to Polluters: Go Green or Pay Up
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

Mother Jones reports on California's climate law. Mother Jones reports: "Cap and trade" may be a dirty expression inside the DC Beltway, but as of to ...

The Story Is in the Glacier: 'Chasing Ice'
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The film Chasing Ice is the story of their Extreme Ice Survey as they place time-lapse cameras on glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, Montana, and Alaska, and watch as they disappear. ...

Jim Wallis on U.S. election (Hr. 2)
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

November 9, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Enright ...

In Sandy’s Wake, Can We Now Create a Hurricane of Social Change?
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

It is not surprising that our purely secular “environmental” movements have played out their ability to change society. For the changes we need to undertake are not only technological and political, but deeper ...

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. ...