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A Teacher in Kabul
Originally Posted: 08/29/2014 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

He isn’t sure what impact his actions have had. Zekerullah isn’t inclined to brag. But he surely has affected me. Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has go ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Worried about global warming, a growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases ...

Moving Churches to Discuss the Morality of Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

Rabbi Moti Rieber travels the politically red state of Kansas armed with the book of Genesis, a psalm and even the words of Jesus to lecture church audiences, or sermonize if they’ll let him, about the threat ...

Weekly Wrap 7.4.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 7.4.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1. Afghan Taliban Bans Polio Vaccination Teams "Afghanistan is one of just three countries, along w ...

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 ...

'We Are Not an Island'
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Queen Quet Onleilove Alston The Gullah/Geechee Nation, extending from North Carolina t ...

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 ...

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 — ...

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 ...

Rabbi Gutow Joins Climate Change Summit
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Press

May 22, 2014 Sojo in the News San Diego Jewish World ...

What Does Marco Rubio Believe About Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

If Sen. Rubio believes that humans aren’t causing climate change, who does he believe is? Does he believe that climate change is natural, perhaps an act of God? Why is it so diffi ...

The Bible Calls For Moral Action on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Our vocation—our calling—is to partner with God in preserving and sustaining the earth with all the creatures and species that God has made. The word used in most translations is “dominion,” and the true meani ...

The Fateful Year Ahead
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We need to show that the zeitgeist is changing, and that there's a steep price for fooling us. ...

Can Grounded Faith Save Us?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Barry K. Morris The Earth Manifesto: Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology, by David TraceyA Political Theology of Climate Change, by Michae ...

In the Wake of Haiyan's Wrath
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR After long delays in relief operations, rebuilding in the Philippines slowly continues. ...

Who Will Take Personal Responsibility for Denying Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

Those who have led the charge against addressing climate change need to take personal responsibility for their actions. This week the National Climate Assessment Report was re ...

Praying for a Breakthrough on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

It’s when facing an obstacle of this magnitude that our faith matters most. As an outpouring of our faith, it is only natural to call upon God for wisdom and endurance, praying that we can fulfill our calling ...

Unintended Journeys -- Showing the Effects of Natural Disasters and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 10:16am | 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 - 3:51pm | 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 ...

Four Ways to Talk About the Environment as an Evangelical
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 12:11pm | 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 ...

Obama's Energy Fail
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben An "all of the above" policy is in fact no policy at all. I'D ALWAYS HOPED that ...

The Fight for 'The Good Life'
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 11:21am | 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 - 11:43am | 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 - 10:51am | 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 ...

Keystone XL: Ambiguity is the Enemy of Progress
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 11:40am | 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 ...

State Department's Final Review of Keystone XL: Negligible Impact?
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 11:54am | 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 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

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

What Good Is a Bridge If We Never Cross It?
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 9:51am | 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 ...

Obama's Two Faces on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The president has sought to placate the rich, powerful fossil fuel industry. PHYSICS IS IMPLACA ...

Cowboys, Indians, and Reconciliation?
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together. Herald Press ...

Rooted in Faith
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 6:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

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

It's Been a Whirlwind of World-Changing Work
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

In these three months, I have witnessed activism for immigration reform, a vigil for those most affected by congressional dysfunction, organizing for climate change, a prophetic stand for racial justice, the l ...

Latinos Ready to Battle Climate Change, But EPA Must Include Them in the Fight
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

The environmental impacts of carbon pollution also affect our Latino communities more and more each year. Earlier this month, I presented comments to the Environmental Protection ...

'Testifying to the Truth': EPA Testimonies (Part One)
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 5:01pm | 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 ...

A Problem With The Climate In Texas
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 11:21am | Type: Press

November 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

A Problem with the Climate in Texas
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

There is no part of this world that God is not aware of, cannot lay claim to, and does not rule. Christians affirm that as people of faith we’re called to be stewards over creation, answering one day for how w ...

The EPA Is Listening: Power Plants and Carbon Pollution
Originally Posted: 11/06/2013 - 11:48am | Type: Blog

Listening sessions are our chance to give the EPA our comments in person about the agency’s upcoming rule on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This week the EPA is hold ...

Your Turn, Harvard
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben This kind of neutrality is like defending the right of poor and rich alike to sleep beneath bridges. ...

One Year Later, Examining Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

One year later, we reflect on reconstruction efforts post-Sandy. We also pause to assess the role of climate change, exacerbated by human actions, in the creation and severity of the storm. ...

Air Pollution Shuts Down Entire City
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

Unprecedented levels of air pollution effectively closed the city of Harbin in northern China earlier this week. Unprecedented levels of air pollution effectively closed the city ...