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Carrying The Torch
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>In January, I was nominated to be one of the Torchbearers for the Olympic Torch Relay when it came to San Francisco. The theme for the relay in San Francisco was sustainability and caring for our Moth ...

The Dangers of Heavy Metal
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Rose Marie Berger In March, advocates from Peruvian human rights and env ...

A Better Answer to High Fuel Prices
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Recently, both President Bush and an oil company spokesperson, speaking to the rising gas prices, pushed for building more refineries and upping the production of oil here in the States. ...

Green Greed
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Environmental consciousness <I>seems</I> to be gaining momentum with increasing numbers of "eco-friendly" products out there from organic bath towels to hybrid cars. ...

Good News for Southern Baptists
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

As the nation's second largest denomination (after the Roman Catholic Church), Southern Baptists have been given much, so their potential to do good is considerable - as is the danger of missing op ...

A New Baptist Unity for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>At last week's New Baptist Unity Conference in Atlanta, an estimated 20,000 Baptists spanning the moderate to progressive spectrum gathered for three days of worship, fellowship, and training. ...

Archbishop of Canterbury on a 'Green' New Year
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The Archbishop of Canterbury posted his <A href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6qGu4vQJFA">New Year's message on YouTube</A> - inviting everyone making a resolution in 200 ...

Do the Math
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Don't buy the corporate agrofuel greenwash. Human beings have been burning fossil fuel ...

Orthodox Seminary Goes Green
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

June G. Vajda Maxine Beach “Think cosmically and act personally,” urged Dr. Elizabeth T ...

Cordwood and Community
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 1:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Scot DeGraf Linda DeGraf Over the past two years, educators Linda and Scot DeGraf have ...

Good News Bad News of Energy Bill
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The watered-down energy bill passed by the Senate on Thursday raised fuel-economy standards by 40 percent-not a bad thing. The watered-down energy bill passed by the ...

Smart, Green Community Development
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>"We have the ability to solve this crisis and avoid the worst of its consequences, if we act boldly, decisively and quickly", said Al Gore in is Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. ...

Poverty and Climate Change Are Clearly Linked
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>The new 2007-2008 <A title=http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/hdr_20072008_en_complete.pdf href="http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/hdr_20072008_en_complete.pdf">UN Human Development report</A& ...

Another Evangelical Bridge-Builder
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>At its board meeting last month, the National Association of Evangelicals formally named Leith Anderson as its president. Anderson is senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minneso ...

Slowing the Electric Slide Toward Global Warming
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href=http://blogactionday.org target="_blank"></a></p> Perhaps I am dumb, but I had never connected flicking a switch to tur ...

Holy Spirit Sustainability
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href=http://blogactionday.org target="_blank"></a></p> According to the World Wildlife Fund, each of us needs about 2.5 ac ...

The Leadership Gap on Global Warming
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Here's the word from the physical world: On Sept. 10, scientists studying satellite images of the Arctic reported that sea ice covered 4.32 million square kilometers of the north. The old record, ...

Returning to a Green Orthodoxy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In an encouraging shift away from the status quo, many Christian groups are taking a more focused look at stewarding God's creation. A few notable references to biblical environmentalism ...

The Cult of Global Warming
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Corporate fixes lead to corporate control. In Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic st ...

Missionaries to the Planet
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Bullit_Jonas Call them what you will—"green nuns," "eco-nuns," or "green sisters"—but across the co ...

Environmental Exorcism
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Residents of East Houston's Manchester neighborh ...

ECO-Theology
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Rhoads What every seminarian should learn about caring for creation. 1) The environmental state of the ...

Suggestions for Green Seminaries - WEB EXCLUSIVE
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine M. Preston Integrate books on religion and the environment into the syllabi of existing seminary courses , from biblical studie ...

The Green Gospel
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine M. Preston Will seminaries equip church leaders for an age of environmental crisis? We firmly belie ...

Suspicious of the Green Gospel?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Highly suspicious. That's what I was.</p> <p>I was invited to a meeting whose participants were considering proposing something along the line of "Green Gospels." After all, ...

Is Nuclear Power the Answer?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Proponents claim that nuclear energy is the power source of the future - clean, green, and safe. Are they right? ...

Danger: Nuke Crossing
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Bonnie Urfer Every year, 1 million radioactive shipments crisscross the U.S. On May 31, a train left Wisconsin ...

Growth Run Amok
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Williams Three quarters of Americans say they do not know their neighbors. Bill McKibben has long been so ...

Brownfields Forever
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez The United Church of Christ has been on the forefront ...

Rising Green Tide Could Lift All Boats
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Promoting "green industry" can foster an ec ...

Stepping It Up to Save the Earth
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The fight against global warming will require a movement full of fire and prayer. That movement has begun... ...

Whose Earth is it Anyway?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

James H. Cone Why the environmental movement and the racial justice movement need each other. Until recently, ...

Things You Can Do
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Rae Mathewson 1) Organize. If a presidential candidate is coming your way, ask him or her: How are we going to cut carbon emissions ...

Greening Our Churches
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

David Rhoads Andrea Orcutt What congregations can do to restore creation. ...

That's Deep!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Members of Reef Relief in Key West, Florida, dove dow ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Poor Diet. In April, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski en ...

All Hands on Deck
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Scripture suggests a clear role for government in ensuring the common good. This month we look at c ...

Earth in the Balance
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alan Betts The faith community will need to step up its role as protectors of creation. By profession I am a c ...

A Rubicon Crossed
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice The church consensus is solidifying on the need to save the planet. Last year's announcement by ...

Brian McLaren: Knee-Deep in a Swamp
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/northern_spring_peeper.html"></a>I took my day off yesterday and completed an annual pilgrimage of mine, a pilgrimage that began when ...

Brian McLaren: Anti-Anti-Global-Warming Group's Silver Lining
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.splcenter.org/center/splcreport/article.jsp?aid=131"></a>I am sitting in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and I just read <a href="http://blog.belie ...

Modern Prophets
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Climate change activists carried out what they called ...

Keeping Christians Cool
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez More than 1,500 young evangelicals from across the U. ...

Waste Makes Taste
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.sojo.net/"><span style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Sojourners </span>magazine</a> readers may remember an article in our <a href="http://www.soj ...

Uncommon Ground
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joseph Wakelee-Lynch There may be no more basic lesson in persuasive writing than the futility of creating a straw man: Sketch a loose s ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Stately Action. After much work by its Catholic majority, the Philippines officially banned the death penalty in June, ...

False Stewardship
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate Dobson's is a fringe position gussied up in mainstream garb. James Dobson believes that C ...

Remembering Damu Smith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Damu Smith, 54, founder of Black Voices for Peace and executive director of the National Black Environmental Justice Net ...

Taking Global Warming to Church
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone The archbishop is making global warming a personal challenge. Global warming is not an abst ...

Our Friend the Atom?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Helen Caldicott The growing threat from nuclear power. The Bush administration and the nuclear industr ...