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Happy World Water Day!
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Today is World Water Day – an opportunity to celebrate the amazing H20 that we have the privilege to enjoy every day. It is also a day to remember and campaign on behalf of the 780 billion people who lack acce ...

Saving Tiny Kiribati from Devastating Climate Change
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

There may be those in the public sphere who dismiss climate change as a ‘hoax’ — doing so is good politics in some spheres — but the people of the small island nation of Kiribati do not have the luxury of deba ...

Heavenly Energy
Originally Posted: 02/17/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sven Eberlein In the wake of last year's Fukushima disaster, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country would phase out n ...

Too Little, Too Late?
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Francesca de Gasparis The U.N. climate change talks in South Africa were a major disappointment -- but the struggle continues. ...

Pro-Life = All Life: Mitch Hescox
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Mitch Hescox of the Evangelical Environmental Network reminds us that all life is sacred, and we cannot protect our life without protecting the environment "Life, ...

House Panel Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would reverse President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The House Energy and Co ...

Cold: From Maine to Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 02/05/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

While the mid-Atlantic basks in higher than normal temperatures, it isn’t like that everywhere. Two stories from The New York Times on the struggle for warmth. While the mid-Atla ...

Bituminous Coke Dirty-Coal Game Day
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 6:28pm | Type: Blog

They'd like a cold one, all right — a cold Arctic, the way their home should be. I know why those polar bears you're seeing everywhere look so pensive. They're thin ...

Speaking the Truth in Love: Katharine Hayhoe on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

There are a lot of heinously unmerited personal attacks going on in these United States right now, but for some reason I’m most bothered by the ones against Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evange ...

What Next for the Occupiers?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben There are many things they seemed to hold in common, not least an instinctive nonviolence, contrasting so sharply with the ...

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. ...

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 ...

Christians and Climate Change: What Would MLK Do?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the reality of climate change are both victims of western culture’s remarkable capacity to accommodate and neutralize that which is most critical of it. ...

Why Adapt?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

Climate change affects the poorest the hardest. Most things do. In the parts of the world where climate change is most prevalent, it is those who have done the least to cause it that are bearing the brunt of i ...

Five Questions for Catherine Rowan
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg "I think it is a spiritual task to struggle with questions such as what and who we place at the center of our eco ...

January 2012 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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January 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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EPA’s New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards = Breath of Fresh Air
Originally Posted: 01/03/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

After 20 years of opposition from the coal industry, the Environmental Protection Agency has released the first national standards for mercury and air toxin pollution. After years ...

COP 17 Climate Conference Reaches a Deal with Drawbacks
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

As the climate conference in Durban, South Africa came to a close last weekend, a treaty known as the Durban Platform emerged, requiring all countries to begin curbing carbon emissions by 2020. ...

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. ...

The Roots of the Tar Sands Movement
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 3:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The real work has been done for years by indigenous leaders on both sides of the border. Some o ...

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. ...

November 2011 magazine
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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November 2011 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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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 ...

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. ...

Trees: In Honor of Wangari Maathai
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

When Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai was a girl in Kenya, her mother taught her that the wild fig tree was a tree of God. When Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wanga ...

St. Francis, Pray for Us
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:08am | Type: Blog

Today (Oct. 4) Christians around the world celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the bright lights of the church and one of the most venerated religious figures in history. ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

On the Immorality of Fracking
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

quarantined 28 cattle that had come into contact with fracking waste water that tested positive ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hurricane Irene and the Wrath of God
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"Do you think God sent Hurricane Irene?" a young man asked me with a curious look in his eyes that was as innocent as it was pensive. "Do you think God sent Hurric ...

God's Wrath Caused East Coast Earthquake
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I want to beat televangelist Pat Robertson to the jump on yesterday's East Coast earthquake. I want to beat televangelist Pat Robertson to the jump on yesterday's East C ...

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 ...

Oil Addicts Anonymous
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | 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 ...

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. ...

Growing Together
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 2:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Melissa Aberle-Grasse Koinonia Farm has seen a renewal of community life -- and a new, sustainable approach to the land. ...

From the Editors
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Mohandas Gandhi was keenly aware of the root causes of hunger, and he knew that the problem was not a lack of resources on God ...