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Obama: Get Two for the Price of One on the Economy and Environment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President-elect Obama,</p> President-elect Obama, You need a smart, elegant "signature initiative" that will solve many problems at once. Green For All rec ...

An Open Door For Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Yesterday's election represents a watershed moment in the life and history of our country. Yesterday's election represents a watershed moment in the life and history of ...

The Meaning of 'Life'
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Jeannie Choi Once thought to be in the pocket of the Religious Right, many Ame ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

Dichotomies and Dilemmas in the Global Warming Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Tonight at 9 p.m. Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, many of us will tune in to Heat , a PBS investigative documentary on climate change and what big business is doing to address it. ...

The Other Meltdown
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. is swept up in th ...

Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/uploads/081020-climate-change.jpg"></a>Through videos, dioramas, and interactive stations, the American Museum of Natural History&# ...

And the #1 Threat to America: BEARS!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last week was a busy one, getting the blog switched over from Beliefnet to our own Web site. Sharp-eyed readers have noticed a few bugs, but since we're over the hump I thought a little Friday fu ...

Fomenting a Fair Trade Chocolate Revolution
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

During a recent trip to Seattle, I took a tour of <a href="http://www.theochocolate.com/">Theo Chocolate</a>, the first and only organic and fair trade chocolate factory in the United Sta ...

Ten Reasons Why This Election Should Be About Issues and Not Personalities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campa ...

Let the Games Begin [wheeze]
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Are you an Olympian? Are you an Olympian? No, seriously, as you sit there in your comfortable ch ...

Changing the Backyard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

My two boys have an alley for a backyard. My two boys have an alley for a backyard. Luke (9) and Jack (5) are thoroughly urban kids, but I watched them, these past two weeks, fall ...

I Am (dramatic pause) ... Enviro Man
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Putting stickers on cars is a different kind of superpower. Important note: The following reve ...

D#@*$% Environmentalists!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

A friend of mine recalls a dinner-table conversation one day when she was a schoolgirl. Her dad had come home unusually frustrated from his job as a city planner. A friend of mine ...

Sacred Materialism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As a convert to Orthodox Christianity, I have come to appreciate the strong connection in our tradition between spirituality and creation. As a convert to Orthodox Christianity, I ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...