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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 ...

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. ...

Returning to a Green Orthodoxy
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 10:40am | Type: Preaching the Word

Psalms 148:1-14 Leviticus 19:9-10 Leviticus 23:22 Genesis 2:7 ...

The Deadly Misnomer of 'Fossil Fuels'
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Calvin B. DeWitt Just because you can set something on fire doesn't mean you should. COAL, NATURAL gas, ...

Conservationist: Dominique Bikaba
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Eastern Congo is home to some of the world’s most stunning scenery—and some of its most brutal and unimaginable violence. The relationship between these two symbols of the region is a close one. ...

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. ...

Tips for Achieving an 'Almost Amish' Lifestyle
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

Author Nancy Sleeth offers tips for acheiving each of her principles for "almost Amish" living. Editor's Note: This post is a follow-up to yesterday's ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gifts with Conscience for Dads and Grads
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Looking for a last-minute gift for Fathers Day or a graduate? Here's a few suggestions of unique gifts that keep on giving. Looking for a last-minute gift for Fathers Day or ...

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 ...

Voices for Cleaner Air
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

More than 3,000 of you submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding their proposed carbon regulation. Thank you for your heartfelt letters and remarks in support of this rule. ...

Environmentalism as a religious cause
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

May 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Minnesota Public Radio ...

Fighting for Water
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

The Atlantic reports on 'The Coming Global Water Crisis.' The Atlantic  reports on 'The Coming Global Water Crisis': "In the next twenty yea ...

Pro-Life = All Life: Mitch Hescox
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Mitch Hescox of the Evangelical Environmental Network reminds us that all life is sacred, and we cannot protect our life without protecting the environment "Life, ...

Wes Granberg-Michaelson Answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

One size doesn’t fit all when in come to evangelicals. It distorts reality. But that’s just too inconvenient for pundits intent on predicting how various blocks will vote. Lately, ...

Millennials to the Church: Wake Up or We're Outta Here
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

Young people are thirsting for social justice, and simply not finding those principles in the pews. Most vexing of all is that this trend isn’t surprising. But it should be. ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Rowan Williams Says Jesus Would Be Siding With Occupy Movement Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says ...

The Morning News: Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

A morning round up of news related to the Sojourners' commitments to social justice. NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Conference: Human Trafficking, Sex Slavery Thriving In U.S., Abroad. ...

You Make Me Almost Want To Be a Christian
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:47am | Type: Blog

I always notice something when speaking to a mostly secular audience. Many people have been so hurt or rejected by the bad religion in which they were raised or have encountered elsewhere over the course of th ...

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 ...

Encircle the White House Nov. 6 to Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

On November 6, I will join Jim Wallis, staff members from Sojourners, and 15,000 others in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park to tell President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline project. ...

"Hole-y" Bible Gets a Digital Makeover
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 8:54am | Type: Blog

This morning, as I caught up on what had been going on in the world over the weekend, I stumbled across a very interesting resource -- a website that compares the frequency with which words appear in ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws This past summer, the Econo Lodge off Interstate 75 in Tifton, Georgia, where we and other waterm ...

Say NO to the Pipeline
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners Associate Editor Rose Marie Berger addressed hundreds gathered near Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. last week, to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. ...

Trees: In Honor of Wangari Maathai
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

When Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai was a girl in Kenya, her mother taught her that the wild fig tree was a tree of God. When Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wanga ...

St. Francis, Pray for Us
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:08am | Type: Blog

Today (Oct. 4) Christians around the world celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the bright lights of the church and one of the most venerated religious figures in history. ...

Randall Balmer answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Blog

The puzzle here is not that readers of the Bible would tilt toward the political left. That, for me, as well as for thousands of other American evangelicals, is self-evident. ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" From making her own clothes to praising her husband at the city gate to sleeping outside in a tent for the duration of her period, Rachel Held ...

On the Immorality of Fracking
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Illness among people and livestock. Tainted drinking water. Explosions and fires. Illness among people and livestock. Tainted drinking water. Explosions and fires. ...

One Dress Protest: How I Found Freedom in Prison
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Last Saturday, August 20, 2011, I got arrested. Having never been arrested before, it feels strange to write that. Last Saturday, August 20, 2011, I got arrested. Having never be ...

More than 1,000 Arrested Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

As of this morning, more than 1,009 Americans have been arrested to bring national attention to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. This is what church looks like. As of thi ...

Working for the Kingdom of God: A Defense
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Deep down I don't believe in the separation of church and state. Deep down I don't believe in the separation of church and state. Oh, I am against the idea of a state c ...

Hurricanes, Hype, and Hope
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Did anyone else get the feeling, as we watched weather reporters wave their arms frantically in swirling motions across oversized maps of the eastern seaboard -- with their eyes bulging as they pus ...

Carrying the Living King Back to the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Rose Berger from Sojourners magazine spoke to the hundreds of us gathered in Lafayette Park just before we processed to the fence surrounding the White House. Rose Berger from ...

Missing Servant Leaders on Corporate Tax Responsibility
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

We're sorely missing the servant leadership of America's CEOs on matters of corporate taxation. We're sorely missing the servant leadership of America's CEOs o ...

595 Arrested at the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! Yesterday, 145 religious leaders, artists, and students were arrested in front o ...

A Flat Tax and 'the New Austerity,' or
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

At Europe Through the Back Door, our tour program just sold its 11,782nd seat for our 2011 season -- topping our best tour sales year ever (2007). At Europe Through the Back Doo ...

Hurricane Irene and the Wrath of God
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"Do you think God sent Hurricane Irene?" a young man asked me with a curious look in his eyes that was as innocent as it was pensive. "Do you think God sent Hurric ...

Reflecting the Image of God
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

In reading some of the responses to my last post Embodied Theology, I was reminded of an essay I wrote for a class last semester, so I've rewritten part of it as a blog post to help clarify my positi ...

Tools for Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday afternoon I found out that ABC news plans to dedicate it programming today to "Hunger at Home: Crisis in America." It precipitated my writing of this post which I had planned to add as a la ...

God's Wrath Caused East Coast Earthquake
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I want to beat televangelist Pat Robertson to the jump on yesterday's East Coast earthquake. I want to beat televangelist Pat Robertson to the jump on yesterday's East C ...

Hubble, Hubble, Climate Trouble
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

For the past 30 years, through my work with Maryknoll and Pax Christi International, I've come to know grassroots communities around the world in situations of war and poverty. ...