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Evangelicals Add Support for EPA Plan to Cut Coal Pollution
Originally Posted: 12/03/2014 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

Evangelicals are teaming up with environmentalists to support the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan to substantially reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants. ...

We’re Awestruck About Earth, Unsure About Global Warming
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

Most Americans say they feel a deep connection to the wider world. But all that spiritual stargazing makes no difference in views about the facts of climate change and global warming, a new survey finds. Jus ...

Keystone XL Fails in the Senate: What's Next?
Originally Posted: 11/19/2014 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Last night, the Senate voted on the Keystone XL pipeline — and with only 59 votes, the bill failed. (In the current political climate, it takes 60 votes to make a bill filibuster-proof so that it actually pass ...

Senate to Vote on Keystone Pipeline Tonight
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 2:11pm | Type: Blog

Last week the House of Representatives held their ninth vote on the Keystone pipeline, and approved it yet again. The Senate is voting on a simple yes or no pipeline bill at 6 p.m. The vote count right now in ...

Why A Movement To Disinvest from Fossil Fuels?
Originally Posted: 11/17/2014 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

Divest-Invest is a call to policymakers, businesses, and investors that we must join forces to accelerate our transition to a low-carbon and equitable economy, close the clean energy investment gap, and move “ ...

Congress Voting on Keystone XL Pipeline Today
Originally Posted: 11/14/2014 - 12:36pm | Type: Blog

Today the House of Representatives is set to vote, yet again, on the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Today the House of Representatives is set to vote, yet again, on the Keystone X ...

U.S., China Strike Agreement Limiting Greenhouse Gases
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

This morning, President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China made a historic announcement that their countries would limit greenhouse gas emissions. This morning, Presi ...

Disinvest/Reinvest: From Fossil Fuels to Hope
Originally Posted: 11/10/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

The industry spends tons of money each year propping up climate deniers, spreading misinformation, and sowing seeds of doubt about what we are doing to God’s earth. They also fund political candidates on both ...

Listening with Radical Ears: The Importance of the 2014 IPCC Climate Report
Originally Posted: 11/05/2014 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

As Christians, we must open our ears, minds, and hearts to the warning signs God’s creation is giving us. In Christ, we find the reality of resurrection. We find the message of radical hope. We find the streng ...

Letters to the Climate Generation: I Hope You Have Answers
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

I throw all these questions at you, hoping you’ll do a better job than I did protecting creation. Editor’s Note: Global warming means rising sea levels, worsening extre ...

Letters to the Climate Generation: Walking with Family
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

I want you to look at the world through the eyes of compassion and love. This is an important part of my faith. Editor's Note: Global warming means rising sea levels, ...

VIDEO: Do Trees Communicate?
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 9:02am | 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 - 8:31am | 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 - 10:47am | 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 - 8:37am | 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 - 8:31am | 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 ...

Climate Conversion in New York
Originally Posted: 09/29/2014 - 8:52am | Type: Press

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

Faith in People: NYC Climate March Draws All Religions for a Healthier Planet
Originally Posted: 09/25/2014 - 11:00am | 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 ...

Atheists, Baptists and Baha'i Come Together to Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 12:32pm | Type: Press

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

Climate Justice
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:07pm | Type: Press

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

What's Your Elevator Pitch?
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 10:30am | 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 - 9:45am | Type: Press

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

Ban Ki-moon's Climate Altar Call
Originally Posted: 09/04/2014 - 4:18pm | 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 ...

A Teacher in Kabul
Originally Posted: 08/29/2014 - 9:31am | 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 - 8:19am | 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 - 1:53pm | 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 - 10:22am | 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 - 9:07am | 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 - 9:07am | 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 - 1:36pm | 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 - 9:53am | 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 - 3:41pm | 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 - 2:05pm | 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 - 8:22am | 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 - 11:01am | 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 - 12:16pm | 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 - 4:03pm | 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 - 1:14pm | Type: Press

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

Developing a Moral Vision for Climate Change
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 2:07pm | 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 - 10:42am | 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 - 8:17am | 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 - 10:08am | 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 - 3:18pm | 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 - 8:34am | 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 - 2:19pm | 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 - 9:00am | 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 - 9:00am | 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 - 9:00am | 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 - 3:21pm | 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 - 1:02pm | 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 ...