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Why I Support Wind Energy
Originally Posted: 12/17/2012 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

Our drive for growth often ignores the human cost of our actions. It isn’t until pollution becomes severe enough that we begin to change. Nearly one-in-six people in the United St ...

Religion and the Reality of Climate Change
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

The religious implications of climate change are becoming evermore clear, as the topic makes its way into mainstream America.   The religious implications of climate change a ...

What Are You Singing: Joy to the World
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

This song is full of creation references. Earth is receiving her king, and nature is singing with gusto. I’ve been really lucky this month to hear some of my co-workers’ refle ...

Religion and the Reality of Climate Change
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

The Huffington Post reports: In the holiday season, many of us reflect on what it is for which we are thankful. Naturally, we give thanks when things are going well, and even in a disaster we might be grateful that the catastrophe was not w ...

Let’s Get Wonky: Why the U.N. is Stuck on Climate
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 3:36pm | Type: Blog

Delegates from around the world are meeting in Doha, Qatar this month to discuss United Nations’ climate policy. In the past, these meetings were a source of hope for the environmental movement, as governments ...

Come Hell and High Water
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Superstorm Sandy left behind an indelible image of the future. IF IT WASN'T the year from ...

The Thing From the Oil Company Board Room
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

The Global North and West is addicted to fossilized fuel. Myself included. And we are trying to push our addictions onto the Global South. The Global North and West is addicted to ...

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. ...

'Chasing Ice' Filmmakers Discuss Ice Melt, Climate Change
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

James Balog and Jeff Orlowski, makers of the documentary film 'Chasing Ice' sit down with the "Morning Joe" MSNBC crew to discuss the implications of climate change and arctic ice melt. ...

California to Polluters: Go Green or Pay Up
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

Mother Jones reports on California's climate law. Mother Jones reports: "Cap and trade" may be a dirty expression inside the DC Beltway, but as of to ...

Reflections on an Eco-Justice Anacostia River Tour (PHOTOS)
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Reflections from the Anacostia River Poverty and Justice tour. On Saturday, Sojourners sent a group of staff members sailing down the Anacostia River. But this was no pleas ...

America's New Mandate on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

After Obama's reelection, climate change activists are more positive about the issue being addressed. The Guardian reports: For Americans concerned about the ...

The Story Is in the Glacier: 'Chasing Ice'
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The film Chasing Ice is the story of their Extreme Ice Survey as they place time-lapse cameras on glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, Montana, and Alaska, and watch as they disappear. ...

In Sandy’s Wake, Can We Now Create a Hurricane of Social Change?
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

It is not surprising that our purely secular “environmental” movements have played out their ability to change society. For the changes we need to undertake are not only technological and political, but deeper ...

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Prayers for Those in Path of Hurricane Sandy
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: Sojourners offices, which are based in Washington, D.C., will be closed due to the weather. We pray for the safety of our staff, neighbors, and all those affected by this storm. ...

Cue the Math: McKibben’s Roadshow Takes Aim at Big Oil
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 2:13pm | 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 ...

Changing the Debate on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Creation care is something I feel very passionately about. As a person of faith I think it is my responsibility to protect this beautiful planet that God has given us. Last Frida ...

Sustainability: God's Gift and Charge
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

The fruits of the garden required labor, and the fruit of their knowledge produced children, and God made each to tend the land. Decreeing that (hu)man(ity) must toil the earth, and the female body would endur ...

'Sun Come Up' Documents the Story of Climate Refugees
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

“Climate refugee” might be an unfamiliar term for many people, but a new film from the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change is trying to change that. Their 40-minute documentary Sun Come Up calls attention to ...

Spirituality from Plant to Plate
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

For World Food Day, here’s a roundup of recent Sojourners magazine articles about food, a subject with tendrils throughout our lives and world—from field to farmworker to plate to body! ...

10 Reasons Climate Change Should Be An Election Issue
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

I’m not sure about you, but I’m incredibly disappointed that our nation’s leaders – from all sectors, all parties, and all levels – continually neglect to take leadership on our climate and energy crisis. ...

Larry Gibson, Keeper of the Mountains
Originally Posted: 10/12/2012 - 7:03pm | Type: Blog

Larry Gibson, “Keeper of the Mountains,” died Sunday Sept. 9 at his home on Kayford Mountain, W.V. He was 66. Larry Gibson, “Keeper of the Mountains,” died Sunday Sept. 9 at his ...

New Software Tracks Carbon Emissions Close to Home
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

New tracking software developed by Kevin Gurney, an ecologist at Arizona State University is intended to help cities across the country keep their word on climate. New tracking s ...

Report: Climate Change Linked to Costly Natural Disasters
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

A report from Munich Re links increased natural disasters from climate change and associated costs. It’s been a good week for getting real. After Tuesday’s revelation that the ...

Climate Action Prayer Rally at the 2nd Presidential Debate
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 6:34pm | Type: Event

Alycia Ashburn October 16, 2012 - 6:00pm Hofstra ...

The Next Great Moral Movement
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

We need to set and enforce a limit on all remaining global warming pollution on the national and international scale, which will, we hope, keep warming to within 2oC. In my last ...

Divest from Fossil Fuels. Now.
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben You can have a healthy fossil-fuel industry or a healthy planet, but you can't have both. ...

'Farming in Hell'—the New Normal?
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Aana Marie Vigen and Nancy C. Tuchman Our food system is a cause as well as a victim of climate change. EVEN ...

Three Numbers that Predict the Future of the Planet
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

We need to set an enforceable limit on global warming pollution on the national and international scale, and then we need to enforce it as if our future largely depends on it. Because it does. ...

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. ...

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Why We Eat Organic Foods (in Spite of Today's Headlines)
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

Slow down, folks. Read the articles, not just the attention-grabbing headlines. What the scientists discovered was basically this: Take two identical, ripe, juicy, fresh peaches, one of which was grown organic ...

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, ...

BREAKING: Massive Earthquake Hits Philippines This Morning
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

According to Reuters (via Chicago Tribune): An earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck off the Philippines on Friday and a tsunami warning has been issued for the region, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. ...

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 ...

July 2012: Hottest Month on Record for the U.S.
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

New results from the National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration show that July 2012 was the hottest summer on record for the United States, since accurate record keeping began in 1895. With an average temperat ...

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 ...

What Not to Burn
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey How not to set fire to everything under the sun. Have you heard the old adage, “Just because yo ...

Finding Common Ground on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Does this year's extreme weather indicative of climate change? Fred Krupp writes in The Wall Street Journal : One scorching summer doesn't confirm that c ...

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. ...

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 ...

Christiana Figueres
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rob Wilson-Black Four Questions for Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

Big Brain. Big Heart?
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben What explains our moral leaders' mealy-mouthed silence on climate change? IN EARLY JUNE, a ...