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Biblical Economics and Ecology for the 21st Century
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

The Bible calls for an entire year of rest for the land and its workers, every seventh year. Deuteronomy adds that in that year, everyone’s debts are annulled. (Deut. 15: 1-3). Thus the Bible sees economics an ...

Ocean Temperatures Highest in 150 Years Last Year
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The sea-surface temperatures were the highest measured in 150 years in 2012. The Sea-surface temperatures were the highest measured in 150 years in 2012. USA Today reports: ...

Keystone XL: People of Faith Say 'All Risk, No Reward'
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

The occurrence of major natural disasters has quadrupled over the last 20 years, leading to increased rates of flooding, drought, famine, and disease that often hit the world's poorest populations the har ...

Temptation in the Consumer Wilderness
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 9:48pm | Type: Preaching the Word

Matthew 4:1-11 Fredric L. Quivik Each year we inject into the atmosphere ...

For God So Loved the Dirt...
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 9:57pm | Type: Preaching the Word

planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there put the human whom God had formed" (Genesis 2:8 ...

(VIDEO) Stories That Change the World
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Rather than just offer you more “ideas” about the common good, we are going to offer you some stories about how ordinary people are creating it. Stories are what change the world ...

On Scripture: Earth Day, God, and the Apocalypse
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Some Christians have a tendency to think, “Well, if I’m off to heaven, I shouldn’t care much about this silly earth of ours. It’s just a temporary home, after all.” Have you ever ...

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 ...

May 2013 Sojourners Magazine
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Top 5 Earth Day Videos
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

A roundup of the top 5 Earth Day videos. Today is Earth day! More than 1 billion people in 192 countries are participating in Earth Day festivities, which means there must be some ...

5 (Stupid) Reasons Christians Reject Environmentalism
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

Earth Day is rarely celebrated within mainstream Christianity beyond a Sunday sermon, and environmentalism is often frowned upon by evangelical leaders instead of championed. Here are the main reasons Christia ...

Keystone XL: The Dirty Facts
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Resources to help you join the battle to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In ...

PHOTOS: Natural Beauty
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors With its earth roof, straw bale walls, and cordwood construction, Woodhaven is a beauty to behold. Linda and Scot DeGraf’s handmade, ecofriendly home in West Virginia i ...

VIDEO: Malawi Activist on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors While many people continue to believe there is no climate crisis, those most affected by global warming—particularly in the global South—know otherwise. According to ...

VIDEO: People of Faith Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Rose Marie Berger writes in the May 2013 Sojourners magazine cover story, “ For God So Loved the World ,” that people of faith are key to reversing climate ch ...

Feeding our Imagination
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Mallory McDuff Fiction with a climate change theme. CRITICS HAVE BEMOANED the lack of fiction centered on cli ...

The Gathering Storm
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Janelle Tupper Climate change leads to far more consequences than just destructive weather patterns. Climate ...

'The impacts are quite severe on the ground'
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Victor Mughogho Victor Mughogho works with local churches in southeast A ...

No Time for Arm-Chair Activists
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Those who study together can also change together. Here are our recommendations for good books, videos, and online resources ...

Features of Woodhaven
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Scot DeGraf Linda DeGraf Thermal mass: More than 30 tons of plaster and other mass on the inside of the house collects and st ...

Built to Last
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Linda DeGraf Scott DeGraf More than just another green house, 'Woodhaven' bu ...

For God So Loved the World
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger What will it take to push back climate change? A Spirit-driven 'power shift' might be a key. ...

Future's So Bright
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice "Given the option of paying more for dirty power or paying less for clean power, what would you take?" ...

The Battle is Joined
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We can see in our mind's eye all the generations to come, and so we know why we fight. ALL ...

From the Archives: May 1990
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Earth Day 1990 IN THE summer of 1969, then-Sen. Gaylord Nelson was on a conservation speaking tour o ...

Major Oil Spill in Suburbia Shows Risk of Pipelines
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

Residents of Mayflower, Ark., spent Easter weekend evacuated from their homes as Exxon Mobil attended to a major oil spill from a crude oil pipeline. Residents of Mayflower, Ark., ...

Palms, Matzah, Our Planet and the White House: A Religious Act of Civil Disobedience
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Press

March 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Rabbi Arthur Waskow ...

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At Inaugural Mass, Pope Francis Calls for Defending Environment, Poor
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis issued a powerful call for the protection of the environment and of society’s most vulnerable during his formal installation Mass at the Vatican, while qualifying his papal power as a “service” to ...

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 1:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors As Onleilove Alston reveals in “ Connecting the Dots ,” in the April 2013 issue of Sojourners magazine, Hurricane Sandy vividly demonstrated the relationship ...

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 ...

Connecting the Dots
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Onleilove Alston Hurricane Sandy vividly demonstrated the relationship between climate change, poverty, and immigration. ...

Faith Groups Add Their Voices To The ‘Forward on Climate’ Chorus
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Press

February 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Catherine Woodiwiss ...

Catholics join largest climate rally in US history
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Press

February 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Ellen Teague ...

Climate Rallies and a Golfing President
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

In what can be described as a thought-provoking twist of irony, while thousands marched past the White House to move the president “Forward on Climate,” President Obama was out golfing, which just so happens t ...

Keystone Pipeline Will Be Stopped By A Miracle
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

An estimated 200 people of faith gathered in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning in preparation for the Forward on Climate Rally on the National Mall. The brief prayer service preceded the larger rally of an e ...

Climate Change: An Opportunity to Act
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

In faithfulness to our role as stewards of God’s creation, the time is upon us to recognize climate change for what it is: the defining global issue of our generation. In contras ...

Sawdust and Mistaken Identity
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

I had a happy childhood, with few moments of true anguish. One that I will always remember, though, is when they cut down the tree on Euclid Street.  I had a happy childhood, wit ...

40 Ways to Live Simply for 40 Days of Lent
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

in your yard. Walk to the park and swing. Invite your children to  play  a board game. 28. Start ...

Ashes and Hope
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Lent is a time when we try to identify with our own weakness, so since we are about to start the Church’s penitent season, it was shocking to read Virgilio Elizondo’s account of how a people generally consider ...

An Open Letter to the President: Avert Climate Catastrophe
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 12:14pm | Type: Blog

Circumstances have conspired to place you at the presidential helm during a moment of unprecedented global crisis. "Lincoln’s writings speak to me ... that though we may ha ...

Top-Notch Theology (or Not)
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Who speaks for God? Must be this guy... DIVINING GOD'S intent is incredibly easy—all you h ...

A 'Historic Moment' on Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's more human to deny the evidence, attack the messengers, and try to delay any response. A ...

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On Scripture: Climate Change and Setting the World on Fire
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

with Moses and Elijah (Luke 9:28-36). These are sacred spaces. These are spaces where heaven meets earth; ...

A Better Kind of Disaster Relief
Originally Posted: 02/01/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

As Superstorm Sandy demonstrated, putting off climate action comes at a steep cost — and one that the government may not always be willing to pay. But we all need to play our part to build the momentum that wi ...

Video: ‘Developing Tar Sands Means Losing Control of the Climate’
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

“If we fully develop the tar sands, we will certainly lose control of the climate. We will get to a point where we can not walk back from the cliff,” says climate scientist Dr. John Abraham. The Keystone XL pi ...