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The New Environmental Advocates
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Chicago's Wilbur Wright College helps workers turn blue collars to green. Victoria C ...

Resurrection City
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Auto idolatry and casino economics have left Detroit tottering on the brink. What will it take for Motown to rise ag ...

Sounding the Alarm Bell
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The next step for the climate change movement. For those of us who live on the back roads of New ...

M2EP Live: Charlotte Keys Update
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I was delighted to run into Charlotte Keys, head of Jesus People Against Pollution of Columbia, MS, whom I'd <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0903&am ...

Voices of Global Climate Change, Part II: Leo Atakpu
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Nigerian activist Leo Atakpu is a busy guy -- he advocates for debt cancellation, opposes water privatization, and speaks out against climate change. Nigerian activist Leo Atakpu ...

Voices of Global Climate Change, Part I: Fe' Kaho Tevi
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Often, when we hear about global warming, what we get on the news is statistics that are hard to take in. Often, when we hear about global warming, what we get on the news is stat ...

The Social Side Effects of Global Warming
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We are at a global turning point. We are at a global turning point. Rampant deforestation, mass extinction of species, global warming, the melting of polar ice caps, and the rapid ...

The Eco-Footprint of War: Lemeyo's Story
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Lemeyo Abon, an indigenous elder from the Marshall Islands, is a survivor of fallout from the <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bomb/peopleevents/pandeAMEX51.html">largest nuclear bomb</ ...

A Crucial Time in the Fight Against Global Poverty and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The realities of global poverty are very stark. The realities of global poverty are very stark. About a billion people around the world - one in six - are now considered chronical ...

They Killed Sister Dorothy: HBO's Book of Martyrs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

From Joan of Arc to Sir Thomas More, courageous martyrs continue to inspire us. Their powerful witness is memorialized in homilies, books, and even movies. From Joan of Arc to Sir ...

Counting the Cost of Good and Bad Debt
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

While watching President Obama's press conference Tuesday evening, I was struck by a few things that are often forgotten in the criticism of his proposed budget.</p> W ...

God's Garden: Church-based Community Agriculture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Meet Stephen Bartlett, an urban gardener and educator in Louisville, Kentucky. Meet Stephen Bartlett, an urban gardener and educator in Louisville, Kentucky. His passion isn' ...

Time for Cristus Victor Gardens?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

As the engine of the American Economy coughs, sputters, and shifts to low gear (too soon to say "grinds to a halt"), another motor driving the American Dream is also running low on fuel: the food s ...

From Eco-Flying to Webinars: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 4
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Norwegian Lutheran guilt ... is that what I feel every time I get on a plane to do my job as an organizational transition coach? Or is it deeper than that? Norwegian Lutheran guil ...

Holy Expansion: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/09/reconciling-romans-7-and-my-christian-carbon-footprint-part-1/">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [ continued f ...

Reconciling Romans 7: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 1
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Whenever I see holy hipster author-speakers flying around the world to peddle their products, I feel like hurling <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061627992?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&a ...

An Unsung Catholic Environmental Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Current newspapers and blogs are replete with commentaries on the outcome of the presidential elections, the ailing economy, and life issues, especially abortion. Current newspape ...

2nd Sunday of Lent: Bringing Everyone to the Table
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38<br /> </em> Bible readings from the Revi ...

A Toxic Battle for Justice
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Evangelist Charlotte Keys and the 'Jesus People' she organized took on a global corporation to save a small t ...

Green My Hood
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Is it possible to create a new economy in the hood that would create jobs, lower energy costs, reduce the carbon footprint of an urban neighborhood, and allow neighbors to get to know one another a ...

Video: How to Make Radical Valentine Veggies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Father is also merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword must perish by the sword. ... are to "Be merciful, just as your Father is also merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword ...

Two Kinds of Economic Recovery
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> I just watched President Obama's Indiana speech and town ha ...

Greener Gatherings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The day after Obama was sworn in as president, Trinity Institute launched its annual conference titled <a href="http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/education/?institute-default">"Radical Abun ...

Green Justice
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Majora Carter How to fight poverty and global warming. President Obama is walking into some large problems—inc ...

Inaugural Week Meditation: So Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I'm 52, and I've had a great first half-century of life (and am looking forward to the next). But this inaugural week I feel an extraordinary happiness. Younger people can understand it to a ...

Creating a New American Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. America has come from Native American genocid ...

Going Green
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tim King There is a battle raging for the definition of “green.” For years the stereotype meant tre ...

Africa Demands Climate Change Compensation
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding Under the U.N. Under the U. ...

Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention. It was quite a busy year fo ...

Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers. Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in t ...

The Green Bible
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword must perish by the sword. (Matthew 26:52) Jesus ... Father is also merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword must perish by the sword. ...

A Public Prayer of Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This historic proclamation of <a href="http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/thanks.htm#Transcription%20of%20George%20Washington%27s%20Proclamation">"A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Pray ...

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. ...