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VIDEO: Do Trees Communicate?
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A video on the way trees and plants communicate.  “What do the trees know that we have yet to lea ...

The Problem of Big and Small
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Hunkering down is deeply attractive, but we have work to do first.  IT'S REASONABLY clear ...

The World Unites to Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 10/08/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Press

October 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Joe Ware ...

In Africa, Church Leaders Responding to Climate Change Locally and Globally
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

As climate change devastates communities in Kenya, church leaders are helping to address the crisis locally while also calling on industrialized nations to own up to their responsibilities for spewing greenhou ...

Forty Shades of Green
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Sean McDonagh The oldest known redwood in the United States was a sapling during the Babylonian exile. Why trees should be part of Chris ...

All Share God's Household
Originally Posted: 10/03/2014 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Rather than celebrate the quirkiness of the blessing of the animals itself, I would like to speak to St. Francis as an icon for justice whose way of organizing and advocacy is not only rooted in Christianity, ...

ON Scripture: What If the Earth Was God’s Vineyard?
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

Dare to go there with me, if you will. What if we imagine God’s vineyard as described in Matthew 21 to be this beautiful world we inhabit? What will happen if we reject it—if we continue to treat it with disre ...

Interfaith Communities Respond to a Global Challenge
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Press

September 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Jonathan Craig Fletcher Harper State of Belief ...

Climate Conversion in New York
Originally Posted: 09/29/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Press

September 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Climate Conversion in New York
Originally Posted: 09/25/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

We all know that the world is moving down a very dangerous path, and that we must reverse our direction. But so far, the credible and persuasive scientific case hasn’t accomplished that. Sensible economic prop ...

Faith in People: NYC Climate March Draws All Religions for a Healthier Planet
Originally Posted: 09/25/2014 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

More important than the celebrities or politicians marching on Sunday, members of the faith community came out in droves to support the rally. The Huffington Post reported on the wide variety of faiths that we ...

The Climate 'Debate' Is Over. Isn’t It?
Originally Posted: 09/25/2014 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

What an amazing weekend! Barbara, Peter, and I had the privilege of hosting more than forty students from Christian colleges who traveled to New York for the People’s Climate March. On Sunday, we joined with o ...

Atheists, Baptists and Baha'i Come Together to Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 1:32pm | Type: Press

September 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Joe Ware ...

Climate Justice
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Press

September 18, 2014 Ted Schmidt Theology in the Vineyard ...

What's Your Elevator Pitch?
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 11:30am | Type: Press

July 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Margaret Bullit-Jonas ...

Noah's Ark: A Symbol for A People's Climate March
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 10:45am | Type: Press

September 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Donna Schaper ...

Defeating ISIS Till Take More than Military Action
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Press

September 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Why We’re Building an Ark
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

The same old calls for action aren’t getting through. We don’t have much time to act, yet our world leaders lurch from crisis to crisis while the frog slowly boils in the pot. We are living through one of the ...

Ban Ki-moon's Climate Altar Call
Originally Posted: 09/04/2014 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

Reuters reported today that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is starting his drum beat to gets heads of state to his emergency climate conference in New York at the end of the month. “Ban wants heads of state ...

Climate Change Is Happening: 4 Things You Can Do About It
Originally Posted: 08/22/2014 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

The impacts are already happening now, especially in poor countries and on our coasts. So now what? In the face of a problem on a global scale, what are we to do? Here are four suggestions. ...

Singing Our Theology
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

This is an ode to God’s majesty and power. It testifies to the beauty created by God’s hand and witnesses to the connection between the love behind God’s creative acts and the love poured out by Christ on the ...

VIDEO: "Prairie Roots"
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 9:19am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The deep roots of the land need deep roots of stewardship. Our nation has a dangerous dependency ...

'For the Beauty of the Earth:' A Beautiful Invitation
Originally Posted: 08/07/2014 - 1:39pm | Type: Blog

The disparity between the beauty celebrated in this hymn and my experience of actual socio-ecological relations often makes me want to retreat to those beautiful people and places which don’t cause such confli ...

'Praise God, All Creatures Here Below'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

It took the glory of creation itself for me to fully understand the words of the Doxology. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise [God], all creatures here below; Pr ...

VIDEO: The People's Climate March
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 11:22am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Join the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. “The ship is turning ...

Joyful Responsibility of the Commons
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

If each of us can approach stewardship as an act of worship, such reverence not only stands to increase our personal joy and gratitude, but, contrary to the tragedy of the commons, could very well be what help ...

The Groan of All Creation: Come Lord Jesus
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

What I most appreciate about the song is the way that it emphasizes the commonality between humanity and creation — we are all in need of redemption and rebirth, we all long for the consummation of the kingdom ...

A Burning Truth
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine M. Preston Fracking for oil and gas has toxic consequences for surrounding communities. Even worse: It's fueling climate c ...

Creation Yearning to be Free
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Are new EPA rules and a U.N. Climate Summit enough to turn the tide on climate change? ON J ...

Religious Conservatives Embrace Proposed E.P.A. Rules
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 4:47pm | Type: Press

July 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Theodore Schleifer ...

Faith Leaders Testify In Support Of EPA's Clean Power Plan
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 4:44pm | Type: Press

July 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Heather Adams ...

Testimony: The Word Demands the Renewal of Creation
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

My favorite part of being here at Sojourners is the people we connect with based on common Christian values. I’m blessed that I can speak out for God’s creation in a diverse community, singing and praying toge ...

Money Talks: World Council of Churches Disinvests in Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

The WCC’s simple action resonated with many because money talks, often even louder than words. The Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United case infamously affirmed money spent in pol ...

Faith Communities Are Dumping Their Fossil Fuel Investments
Originally Posted: 07/17/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Council of Churches (July 10), the Unitarian Universalists (June 28), and the United Church of Christ ...

VIDEO: An Interview with Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors "A lot of people don't know that we exist." “A lot of people don’t know that we ex ...

Time for Confession—and Action
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We stood by as our addiction to fossil fuel ran Genesis in reverse. THE NEWS IN mid-May was gri ...

3 Faith & Climate Takeaways From The Sojourners Summit
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 1:28pm | Type: Press

June 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Tim Fink ...

University of Dayton, a Catholic University, Moves to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 5:35pm | Type: Blog

Another Christian school moves to divest – this time, a Catholic university Another Christian school moves to divest – this time, a Catholic university Just one week after Sere ...

Why Union’s Decision to Divest from Fossil Fuels Matters
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, announced that the school is divesting its endowment of fossil fuels. It is the first seminary in the world to do so, marking Union’s latest ac ...

Union Seminary Pulls Investments from the 'Sin' of Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

New York City’s venerable Union Theological Seminary plans to pull all investments in fossil fuels from its $108.4 million endowment, casting it as part of a bid to atone for the “sin” of contributing to clima ...

It’s About Life: U.S. Catholic Bishops Outline Principles on EPA Carbon Regulations
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

Since last Monday and even in the months leading up to the release of the new EPA rules governing carbon pollution, there’s been a battle royale in the media and the blogosphere between the fossil fuel industr ...

Taking Climate Change Seriously
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Press

June 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Developing a Moral Vision for Climate Change
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

A moral vision able to see the granular risks of climate change comes, I would argue, not from time (Obama’s “future children” or the Pope’s “Creation will destroy us”), but from space. ...

Taking Climate Change Seriously
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

All of the categories of those whom Jesus called “the least of these” will be directly affected by climate change. Climate change is about people, not just science and politics — ...

Five Questions for Katerina Friesen
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Katerina Friesen, a seminary student, knows the labor of love of land-based ministry. Bio: ...

Christians Affirm the EPA’s New Clean Power Plan
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama just took the most significant step to address climate change that we’ve ever seen out of the White House: he introduced the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan, which will c ...

Sustainability and Care for Creation: WCC and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

In fact, we all need to advocate for climate justice and work toward protecting the earth. This includes Christian churches as well as all other religions around the globe. About ...

EPA Unveils Clean Power Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just released its new plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the first policy of its kind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agen ...

We Can't Afford Dirty Energy: Thoughts on Turkey, Appalachia, and Humility
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

We can’t afford dirty energy. It’s costing precious lives. We need to respond to the wonders of God’s creation with humility and obedience to God’s will. Two weeks ago in Soma, Tu ...

Our Biggest Climate Change Policy Ever Looms
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

On June 2, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will unveil our biggest climate change policy ever. June 2 is going to be a big deal. Why? Because EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is ...