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A Watershed Moment
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers In the face of ecocide, the choice before us is stark: discipleship or denial. OUR HISTORY IS incr ...

VIDEO: What is a Watershed?
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors What is a watershed? And why does it matter? All Americans live in an area serviced by one waters ...

Oil-Covered Birds, Andrew Bird, and a Chance for Redemption
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

We must move away from watching in horror briefly when an oil spill makes the news, and recognize that this is an ongoing problem. Andrew Bird is one of my favorite musicians. I l ...

Unintended Journeys -- Showing the Effects of Natural Disasters and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

The temporary 'Unintended Journeys' exhibit, which runs until Aug. 13, is a powerful photographic portrait of the catastrophic effects environmental disasters are having on millions of people around ...

Lent: Falling in Love With the Ordinary
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Food is the thing we all have in common, and with it, Jesus set forth the Eucharist. Is that enough for you to believe food is important? I'm one not given to joy. I'm ...

That Our Creation Care Would Also Fight Racism and Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/17/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Are we listening to the voices closest to the ground — where the injustices of sin layer themselves against creation and the vulnerable in a double-offensive? What more perfect a ...

Listen for the Groaning; Then Worship!
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

Our addiction to consumption, our oil drills and oil spills, and our depleted uranium bullets whizzing through theaters of war in countries ravaged, torn apart — both the people and the land. Creation is groan ...

The Hope of Glory Amidst 'Bondage and Decay' of Environmental Injustice
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

I am encouraged because despite the bondage and decay, glory is coming. In order for us to really receive God’s promises, we need to relieve ourselves of the bondage of sin that is manifested through environme ...

Prophetic Preaching: 'One of The Priests is Receiving Death Threats'
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

If prophetic preaching on global injustices is to be effective, it has to take up strong collaborative efforts, creativity, and opportunities for specific actions that instill hope. ...

April 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Four Ways to Talk About the Environment as an Evangelical
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

When facing a crisis, silence is certainly easiest. But silence isn’t best. As we face some very challenging environmental issues, evangelicals must learn to begin to discuss the environmental crisis with crea ...

And the Mountains Will Fall
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Allen Johnson New studies reveal the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the people nearby. SOON AFTER D ...

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 ...

Black Clergy Seek to Bridge 'Green' Gap
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

to renovate their building with a “green” roof and have purchased 27 acres for a community project that will ...

The Fight for 'The Good Life'
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 10:21am | 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 ...

Dear Sen. McCain, We Live on Earth, and Climate Change is Real
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

It’s time we all stopped thinking of climate change as a separate issue to deal with later and start seeing how it has the potential, like a weapon of mass destruction, to destroy all the efforts of our good w ...

Think Nothing Is Happening in Washington? It’s Decision Time on Climate
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 9:51am | 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 ...

STUDY: An Evangelical Call to Action on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 11:31am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors If you think it’s impossible to change evangelicals’ views on climate change, think again.  If yo ...

HBO Filmmaker's Loss of Faith Parallels his Subject's: Darwin
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

A new film charting Charles Darwin’s passage from Christian to nonbeliever propelled its maker on a similar journey. A new film charting Charles Darwin’s passage from Christian to ...

How Americans Celebrate Charles Darwin's Birthday
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Happy Darwin Day! A time to play pin the tail on the sparrow, partake of “phylum feasts” (potluck dinners where the ingredients come from many different species), and generally give a thumbs-up to evolution’s ...

March 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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The Gospel According to Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

We don’t need to find pieces of Noah’s ark to know the gospel is true; we know the gospel is true because Jesus (remember him, Mr. Ham?) is risen and he lives in us. There was a m ...

Keystone XL: Ambiguity is the Enemy of Progress
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 10:40am | 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 ...

When ‘Creationists’ Aren’t Really Creationists
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

This willy-nilly misapplication of the terms “creationist” and “creationism” simply has got to stop, and here’s why. If you perused some of the headlines coming out of Slate the p ...

State Department's Final Review of Keystone XL: Negligible Impact?
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Looking at the immediate media coverage following the release of the review, many say it paves the way for the pipeline’s approval, because it finds no significant immediate impact on climate change. Pipeline ...

Talking to Evangelicals About Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Liz Schmitt What works, what doesn’t, and how best to frame the conversation. IN 2013, Sojourners commission ...

Canada's Mining Dominance
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Emilie Teresa Smith Today, Canadian companies account for 75 percent of mining worldwide, and their practices are rife with abuse. ...

Ham-on-Nye Debate Pits Atheists, Creationists
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

Bill Nye may be “The Science Guy,” but Ken Ham is the “Answers in Genesis” man, and a debate between the two over the origins of life has nonbelievers and Christians wringing their hands. ...

What Good Is a Bridge If We Never Cross It?
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama called natural gas a bridge, but what good is a bridge if we don’t take sufficient steps to cross it? Energy policy and climate change action are inexorably linked ...

Animal Rights Activists Push Vatican Not to Release Doves 'to Certain Death'
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

After two doves released by Pope Francis and two young children were attacked by aggressive predator birds, a leading animal rights group called on the pontiff to stop what they called “outdated traditions.” ...

Green Burials Reflect a Shift to Care for the Body and Soul
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

John B. Johnson envisions a different sort of send-off for himself: a “green burial” that draws both upon his faith and his commitment to the environment. Growing up in small-town ...

West Virginia: Where Energy Rules, Subjects Suffer
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

The national exposure of the West Virginia chemical spill needs to be a catalyst for national pressure to protect our people from King Coal and his court. I’ll be upfront and admi ...

Stewardship: Being in and Working with Creation
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

When you hear about stewardship in church, you probably think of your checkbook. Stewardship is the term we use to talk about financially supporting our churches and organizations. But another holy use of the ...

February 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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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 ...

Congregations Turn to Compost for Lessons on Life, Death, and the Environment
Originally Posted: 01/03/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

The wheelbarrow outside the sanctuary was overflowing with vegetable scraps; decomposing matter filled the baptismal font; and a pile of rich brown soil replaced the Communion table. ...

January 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Advocacy From the Manger and Environmental Justice
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

I truly believe that Jesus’s focus on the “least of these” is a model for advocacy, especially for the environmental justice movement. This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to w ...

A Garden Toolbox for Schools
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese   Catholic Coalition on Climate Change Catholicclimatecovenant.org This site has education and worship resources tailored to different ages and set ...

Hope and Despair
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

As we patiently anticipate the light of Christ entering anew this Advent season, we must cling steadfastly to the hope we profess. For our help comes from the Lord, who ensures that hope ultimately triumphs ov ...

Rooted in Faith
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 5:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese A school garden project helps kids learn about plants—and Catholic social teaching about caring for the environment. ...

Saving Both Souls and Soil
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

Environmental missionaries engage in environmental development, addressing the evangelistic call to make disciples while being intentional in their work of creation care. Many bel ...

Religious Groups Rally Around U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

The latest United Nations climate summit got off to an unusually emotional start when Yeb Sano, the head delegate from the Philippines, issued a tearful plea at the opening plenary. ...

Non-Guilt-Trippy Ways to Live Lightly and Consume Less
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

Inspired by books such as Shane Claiborne’s The Irresistible Revolution, Jen Hatmaker’s 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, many Christians are striving strive for simplicity for the sake of the health ...

'Testifying to the Truth': EPA Testimonies (Part Three)
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

My name is Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome and I am a federal policy analyst at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a 25-year-old community based environmental justice organization based in Harlem, N.Y. ...

'Testifying to the Truth': EPA Testimonies (Part Two)
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

It is not only future generations that will bear the impacts of climate change. They are being felt now, most intensely by those populations around the world who are least able to cope with them. We must act w ...

'Testifying to the Truth': EPA Testimonies (Part One)
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

This post contains two of many testimonies given at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Editor’s Note : Thi ...