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Why I’m Praying President Obama Will Reject Keystone XL
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 8:53am | Type: Blog

The proposed Keystone XL Oil Pipeline would do little good and could wreak enormous harm. I’m compelled to halt my timid thy-will-be-done prayers and join a band of evangelicals boldly pleading for the permit’ ...

The Fight for 'The Good Life'
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

Last week, we Nebraskans celebrated sweet victory once again. The Feb. 19 ruling by Lancaster County judge Stephanie Stacy dealt a significant setback to the approval process of the 1,179-mile TransCanada pipe ...

Think Nothing Is Happening in Washington? It’s Decision Time on Climate
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

In the coming months, the Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing carbon pollution standards for both new and existing power plants, and the Obama administration will make a final decision on the Keyston ...

Keystone XL: Ambiguity is the Enemy of Progress
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Having experienced the crisp June evenings of Minnesota as well as the asthma-inducing smog of Hong Kong, I know both the beauty of fresh air and green spaces and the dullness of pollution and gray skies. The ...

A Step Toward Healing
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben You can't hide this kind of debacle forever—people are finding out. Environmental activi ...

EPA Gives Rebuttal to State Department's Keystone Analysis
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

The EPA yesterday called into question the State Department’s findings on Keystone XL and echoed the concerns of environmental activists everywhere: the Keystone Pipeline would be greatly exacerbate climate ch ...

God’s Earth is Crying Out; God’s People, Responding, Must Prepare for Jail
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 1:22pm | Type: Blog

God’s creation is in danger; and to call upon the powers of the world to heal it, God’s people are prepared to go to jail. God’s creation is in danger; and to call upon the pow ...

The Washington Post is Wrong on Keystone XL
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 7:22pm | Type: Blog

The Washington Post editorial board misses the entire meaning of the forest of protests over the last 18 months. The day after the  Washington Post  announced it was  moving it ...

Bill McKibben Leads D.C. March to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

Midway through his nationwide, one-month Do The Math tour, Bill McKibben — author, environmental activist, and founder of 350.org — attracted a crowd that packed the Warner Theater in downtown Washington, D.C. ...

Plunging into the Political Fray. Or Not.
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remind me again what lawyers do. I forget. THE TAR SANDS in Alberta, Canada, have been in the n ...

Nebraska Lawmakers Approve $2M Study on Keystone XL Route Through State
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 8:29am | Type: Blog

The Nebraska state legislature on Wednesday approved a bill (LB1161) that will allow Nebraska to proceed with a $2 million study to find a route for TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline t ...

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline, Faith Leaders Respond
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Late Wedesday (1/18), leaders from Christian and other faith communities welcomed the news that the Obama administration has rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. ...

HUZZAH!: Why Rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline is Good News
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 6:29pm | Type: Blog

Politico is reporting that Obama is planning to reject the Keystone XL pipeline this afternoon. Here’s a quick roundup of some reasons why we think that’s awesome: Politico is ...

Keystone XL Pipeline: Debunking Some Myths
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

The building of a 1,700-mile pipeline through the heartland of the United States has been at the center of the debate on the economy for many months now. Much has been written by those who both support and opp ...

Western Canada Tar Sand Pipeline Decision Delayed Until Late 2013
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

While citizens across the United States have been demanding President Obama deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians and First Nations folks have been organizing as well. ...

Keystone XL Update: The Buck No Longer Stops Here
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 6:33pm | Type: Blog

President Obama said he’d make a decision on the Keystone pipeline after the election. The decision to not decide until later was a victory for environmental activists, as the pipeline would be a serious thre ...

The Morning News: Thursday November 17, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. HUFFIINGTON POST: As Injured Vets Return Home, Churches Reach Out ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE WASHINGTON POST: Trumka: Organized Labor Will Continue Standing Wi ...

When the White House Calls to Say, "OK, You Win."
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Blog

This pipeline is a climate killer. It is morally right for President Obama to delay this decision until he can deny the permit. It didn’t take long — after news broke this afterno ...

Obama's Delay in Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Victory for God's Earth
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:16pm | Type: Blog

President’s Obama’s delay in approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a victory for the movement to stop it, for God’s Earth, for the possibility of reversing climate change, and for saving the integrity of this ...

Obama Announces Support for Delay of Keystone XL Permit Decision
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Statement by the President on the State Department’s Keystone XL Pipeline Announcement Thursday afternoon, the White House released the following statement from President Obama re ...

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. ...

Standing Up for the Earth
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 3:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Largest U.S. climate action says no to pipeline. Police in Washington, D.C., arrested 1, ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Tar Sands Action, an environmental group fighting aga ...

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 ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Occupy Wall Street reaches one month Read more about the historic first month HERE. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication: Quotes to remember Occupy Wall Street reaches ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben This may be the largest use of civil disobedience yet around global warming. The usual standard ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Isn't the Keystone XL Pipeline in Our National Interest?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | 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? ...

Climate Witness as Act of Faithfulness
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The earth dries up and withers ... The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. - Isaiah 24:4-6 ...

A Call to Civil Disobedience Against the Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced recently to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine for disrupting a federal oil and gas lease auction in 2008 that was later deemed illegal. ...

No More Dirty Work! Clean, Green Jobs, Not Tar Sands Oil
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | 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. ...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Game Over For the Climate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 ...