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Keep the #LightForLima Alive: Interfaith Groups Hold Vigils for Lima Climate Negotiations
Originally Posted: 12/09/2014 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

Sunday night, people of all faiths gathered across the world for interfaith prayer vigils for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima. In 13 countries, participants in #LightForLima pr ...

Trees, Healing, and Hope
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

Rivers and trees. The Bible begins and ends with rivers and trees: Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21-22. Why is this striking fact not more well known among followers of Christ? What might this latter text teach u ...

A Flicker of Hope in Lima: The Commencement of U.N. Climate Summit Meetings
Originally Posted: 12/03/2014 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

Within the past three months tremendous strides have been made toward protecting our earth. The People’s Climate March drew hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of New York City to advocate for clima ...

Beyond the Letter of the Law: The Jewish Perspective on Ethical Investing and Fossil Fuel Divestment
Originally Posted: 12/03/2014 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

Climate change resulting from the use of fossil fuels poses a grave threat to human and non-human life. Because a real national response to climate change has been stymied by political inaction, cultural inert ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

All Share God's Household
Originally Posted: 10/03/2014 - 3:28pm | 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, ...

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 ...

The Climate 'Debate' Is Over. Isn’t It?
Originally Posted: 09/25/2014 - 9:49am | 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 ...

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 ...

'For the Beauty of the Earth:' A Beautiful Invitation
Originally Posted: 08/07/2014 - 12:39pm | 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 - 9:22am | 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 ...

Joyful Responsibility of the Commons
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:37am | 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 - 2:51pm | 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 ...

Religious Conservatives Embrace Proposed E.P.A. Rules
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 3:47pm | 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 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

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

Testimony: The Word Demands the Renewal of Creation
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 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 ...

Wild Goose Festival Invites Christian Transformation
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Press

July 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Bruce Elliott ...

Some Americans Still Monkeying Around on Science Education
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

Colloquially known as the “Monkey Trial,” the Tennessee v. John Scopes trial ended on July 21, 1925, but 89 years later, the American public is still debating on where it stands with religion and science educa ...

Money Talks: World Council of Churches Disinvests in Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 1:46pm | 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 ...

3 Faith & Climate Takeaways From The Sojourners Summit
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:28pm | 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 - 4:35pm | 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 ...

Taking Climate Change Seriously
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:14pm | Type: Press

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

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 — ...

Christians Affirm the EPA’s New Clean Power Plan
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 8:51am | 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 - 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 ...

No Longer the 'Best Kept Secret'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Allio Pope Francis is bringing renewed attention to Catholic social teaching—and not only for Catholics. ...

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 ...

We Can't Afford Dirty Energy: Thoughts on Turkey, Appalachia, and Humility
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 2:15pm | 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 - 1:51pm | 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 ...

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 ...

Turning The Corner - Holiday Weekend Details - String Of 80s Next Week
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:42pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Paul Douglas ...

The Bible Calls For Moral Action On Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 1:07pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Farmers, Ranchers, and Indigenous Communities Rally in D.C. to Stop Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 1:24pm | Type: Blog

On Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day), 24 farmers, ranchers, and leaders of indigenous communities rode to Washington, D.C. on horseback to launch the Reject & Protect campaign. On ...

Earth Week: A Witness To God's Glory
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Darren Aronofsky: I'm Not Religious, But the Environmental Messages in 'Noah' Are
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

Director Darren Aronofsky says he is not religious, and that his Russell Crowe blockbuster movie “Noah” is the “least-biblical biblical film ever made.” Director Darren Aronofsky ...

Earth Week: A Witness to God's Glory
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Creation therefore, is a witness to the wonder and awe of God. Although humanity has been given the honor of bearing God’s image, the earth shows God’s creativity and ingenuity. T ...

Why Environmentalism Is an Important Spiritual Discipline
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

Earth Day is often neglected by Christians because it’s not seen as an important issue — but what if environmentalism was essential to evangelism? In many ways, taking care of our environment is a direct form ...