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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 ...

Shane Claiborne's 12 Hopes for 2012
Originally Posted: 01/04/2012 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

Shane Claiborne shares his 12 hopes for the new year. 12.  Do something really nice – that no one knows about. 11. Spend more money on other people than I spend on myself. Lov ...

Western Canada Tar Sand Pipeline Decision Delayed Until Late 2013
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

While citizens across the United States have been demanding President Obama deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians and First Nations folks have been organizing as well. ...

Keystone XL Update: The Buck No Longer Stops Here
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 6:33pm | Type: Blog

President Obama said he’d make a decision on the Keystone pipeline after the election. The decision to not decide until later was a victory for environmental activists, as the pipeline would be a serious thre ...

Colombia's "People of the Land" Call Out for Justice ... And Some of Us Are Listening
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

Colombia's campesinos ("people of the land") — peasants, farmers and artisanal miners, the indigenous — are calling out for an end to the exploitation and environmental destruction of their life ...

When the White House Calls to Say, "OK, You Win."
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Blog

This pipeline is a climate killer. It is morally right for President Obama to delay this decision until he can deny the permit. It didn’t take long — after news broke this afterno ...

Obama's Delay in Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Victory for God's Earth
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:16pm | Type: Blog

President’s Obama’s delay in approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a victory for the movement to stop it, for God’s Earth, for the possibility of reversing climate change, and for saving the integrity of this ...

November 6: More Than Just the Climate Movement?
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

This Sunday (11/6), is precisely one year from the 2012 General Election where the next U.S. This Sunday (11/6), is precisely one year from the 2012 General Election where t ...

Hymns for September 11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Many people remember "O God, Our Words Cannot Express," a hymn written on the afternoon of September 11, 2001. Many people remember " O God, Our Words Cannot Expr ...

Environmental Activist Anna Clark: 'Christians Must Conserve Resources'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Anna has a heart for equipping churches to make small and big changes for the sake of creation care and stewardship of the earth's resources. How can Christians do this, you ask? Read our conversation to ...

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Here are 10 ways to make Earth Day a church day for your congregation, small group, or family.<em></em></p> Here are 10 ways to make Earth Day a church day for y ...

Addressing the Naysayers
Originally Posted: 06/29/2011 - 4:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine Hayhoe The gospel truth about climate change Climate change is real. Nevertheless, we all know s ...

Claiming Our Power
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Gareth Higgins reviews Submarine, Project Nim, and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. ...

What Celebrities Can Teach Christians about Simple Living
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In my <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1012&amp;article=simple-living-becomes-sexy" target="_blank">Culture Watch piece in the Decem ...

It Takes a Movement: The Next Steps
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/it-takes-a-movement/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editor's Note: Today is ...

The Passion of the Gulf
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Ched Myers Calvin B. DeWitt Majora ...

Calling the Church to Pray for the Gulf
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> "If we believe in God, then we have hope," said Maurice, a resident of Grand Bayou, Louisiana. Having just traveled 80 miles walking, ...