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VIDEO: "Prairie Roots"
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 8:19am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The deep roots of the land need deep roots of stewardship. Our nation has a dangerous dependency ...

A Burning Truth
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine M. Preston Fracking for oil and gas has toxic consequences for surrounding communities. Even worse: It's fueling climate c ...

University of Dayton, a Catholic University, Moves to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Another Christian school moves to divest – this time, a Catholic university Another Christian school moves to divest – this time, a Catholic university Just one week after Sere ...

MAP: The Keystone XL's Path of Destruction
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill A map of the proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline. In “The Earth is the Lord’s (a ...

The Earth is the Lord's (and just look what we're doing with it)
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Cal DeWitt As we put creation's author to the test—with projects like the Keystone XL pipeline—there will be consequences. ...

An Enormous Sponge
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sara Stratton We have a responsibility to use the Earth's wealth relationally, not exploitatively. The ...

Obama's Energy Fail
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben An "all of the above" policy is in fact no policy at all. I'D ALWAYS HOPED that ...

Obama's Two Faces on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The president has sought to placate the rich, powerful fossil fuel industry. PHYSICS IS IMPLACA ...

Cue the Math: McKibben’s Roadshow Takes Aim at Big Oil
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

McKibben and 350, the folks who brought us the Keystone XL pipeline protests, are now calling for a nationwide divestment campaign aimed at fossil fuel companies’ bottom line. It ...

Why Gas is Too Cheap
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen and Tom Witt What happens when a church tries to recognize the real cost of fossil fuels? CHOOSIN ...

World Magazine vs. Sojourners: Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

Having critics isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes they serve as a sort of public accountability. Other times, they express questions that others might be asking but haven’t voiced. Marvin Olasky, editor in chief of World Magazine , came out with a quick ...

Two Smart Cookies: Girl Scouts' Wired Campaign Calls Cookie Folk to Clean Up Act
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

We're once again in that sugary time of year, Girl Scout cookie season — but, as two Girl Scouts from Ann Arbor, Mich., want you to know, there's palm oil in those cookies, as there is in many foods ...

You Make Me Almost Want To Be a Christian
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 7:47am | 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 ...

Is The American Dream God's Dream?
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

Nearly 50 million Americans are currently living below the poverty line (that is $22,000 for a household of four) and half of them are working full time jobs. Edit ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The General Election, Say Evangelicals (includes comments from Jim Wallis) Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The Ge ...

Isn't the Keystone XL Pipeline in Our National Interest?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Won't it reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil? Won't somebody else develop the Alberta tar sands if the U.S. doesn't do it -- someone like China, perhaps? ...

Oil Addicts Anonymous
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

If the United States is a fossil fuel addict, then the Alberta tar sands are our next big fix. If the United States is a fossil fuel addict, then the Alberta tar sands are our nex ...

No More Dirty Work! Clean, Green Jobs, Not Tar Sands Oil
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama will decide as early as September whether to light a fuse to the largest carbon bomb in North America. That bomb is the massive tar sands field in Canada's Alberta province. ...

God's Creatures Defending God's Creation
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

I'm getting arrested on Aug. 29 at the White House. It's time to put my body where my soul is -- defending God's creation. I'm getting arrested on Aug. 29 at t ...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Game Over For the Climate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

We need you. We need you. In late August -- from the 20th to Labor Day weekend -- some of us are mounting what may turn into the largest-scale use of civil disobedience yet around ...

Aid, Not War in Afghanistan: An Open Letter From Religious Leaders to President Obama
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/soj11031.jpg"></a>Dear Mr. President,</p> Dear Mr. President, As your target date to begin U.S. ...

A Hymn Celebrating God's Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This hymn was originally used for the dedication of the 180 solar panels on the sanctuary of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware where I am the co-pastor. This h ...

One Year Later, Big Oil Still Isn't Sorry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">One year after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, life has not returned to normal in the Gulf. One year after the Deepwater Horizon Oil ...

For Gulf Coast Residents, the Oil Spill Nightmare Continues
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:24pm | Type: Blog

For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major topic of news reports all over the world. For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major t ...

Fasting in Unity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! "How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! It is like the precious oil ...

Remember Death -- It Can Help You Live
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>Watching the unfolding tragedy in Japan of course has me reflecting on the past fourteen months in Haiti since the earthquake there. Watching the unfolding tragedy in ...

Is Nuclear Power a 'Bargain with the Devil'?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>Washington Post</em> columnist <a href="http://wapo.st/ehNbKp" target="_blank">Eugene Robinson</a> wonders, in the midst of the ongoing horror in Japan, if nucle ...

Rep. King is Saying 'No' in the Face of Jesus
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">At the climax of <em>The King's Speech</em>, I held my breath with the rest of the packed audience and hoped to God that history was kind to King G ...

God Uses Insignificant Persons to Change the World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Palestine-Israel/Palestine-February-2011/15741163_ShwH4#1198959247_g3Xko" target="_blank"></a>We have seen the collapse of Mub ...

Matthew Kelty and the Beauty of a Good Death
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Writer and Trappist monk Matthew Kelty died last week at age 95. His is an example of a good life and a good death. Writer and Trappist monk Matthew Kelty died last week at age 95 ...

I Was Attacked During Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton's Speech Yesterday
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/17/i-was-attacked-during-secretary-hilary-clintons-speech-yesterday/" target="_self"></a><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/201 ...

The Truth About the BP Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Ten months have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and by now most of the nation has shifted its focus away from the gulf to more recent and pressing topics. Ten months ...

The Egyptian Drama and Israel
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Within the American news cycle, the front-and-center story about Egypt has three areas of interest: What will it mean for Egypt? Within the American news cycle, the front-and-cent ...

Encouraging News from South Sudan, Troubling News from Darfur
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I have encouraging news from <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/south-sudan/" target="_blank">South Sudan</a>, and I have troubling news from Darfur. Let's start with the So ...

Top 10 Religious Stories of 2010
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith. Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious fait ...

Despite Genocide, I See Hope for Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The events that I saw in my childhood during the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/sudan/" target="_blank">war in Sudan</a> are called genocide today. ...

Friday Links Round Up: Dead Coral in the Gulf. Rubik's Cubes. Election Results
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/05/friday-links-round-up-dead-coral-in-the-gulf-rubiks-cubes-election-results/" target="_blank"></a>Dead Coral in the Gulf. Rubik& ...

The Upcoming Vote in South Sudan: Just the Facts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On January 9, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/05/looking-towards-south-sudans-referendum/" target="_blank">South Sudan will vote on whether to secede</a> from the North an ...

Not Happy with the Results? Hallelujah, Anyhow
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I think the elections turned on misinformation, anger, and fear. I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I th ...

Abuses of Faith in this Election Season
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a> You have to wonder -- when political ads focus on a college prank pulled by your opponent -- ...

After the Spill, We Can't Forget the Gulf
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It is hard to imagine that it's been six months since the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/bp-oil-spill/" target="_blank">BP oil spill</a> in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

What's Next for the Gulf?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This past Tuesday, five months and 5 million barrels of oil after the BP spill disaster began to devastate the eco- and economic systems of the Gulf Coast, the Obama administration launched the nex ...

Is He a Christian, a Muslim, or a Cactus? Why Can't We Just Believe President Obama?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/10/01/is-he-a-christian-a-muslim-or-a-cactus-why-cant-we-just-believe-president-obama/" target="_blank"></a>I received a letter this ...

Friday Links Round Up: 9/11. Lightbulbs. The SojoStore.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

9/11. Lightbulbs. The SojoStore. Here's a little round up of link from around the web you may have missed this week.</p> 9/11. Lightbulbs. The SojoStore. Here's a ...

The War in Iraq: At What Cost?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The emotion that grips me this morning, after watching President Obama's speech last night and listening to the commentary about the "end of our combat mission in Iraq," is a deep sadness. ...

Remembering Katrina: A Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">I arrived in the faith-based advocacy community in Washington, D.C. fresh out of divinity school. I arrived in the faith-based advocac ...

The Summer of Our Discontent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Remember January 2009? That month, the country witnessed the historic inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America. Remember January ...

Attention Must Be Paid
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In our 24-hour news cycle society, where news and so-called news (sensationalism, by any other name) is thrown at us at lightning speed and in ever-increasing amounts, it can be difficult to distin ...

A Step Towards Breaking the "Resource Curse"
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Here's a piece of good news you may have missed when President Obama signed <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/financial-regulation/">financial regulatory reform</a> into law last Wed ...

How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice to Have Cheap Gasoline?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes I think we forget whose country this is. Sometimes I think we forget whose country this is. Woody Guthrie said it a long time ago: "This land is your land, this lan ...