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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 ...

Why Earth Week Matters
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

This year, Earth Day and Easter fall so close to each other that they almost touch. When we view Earth Day in the light of Easter, we’re urged to pick up our shovels and plant the seeds of creation’s resurrect ...

On Scripture: Earth Day, God, and the Apocalypse
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 9:01am | Type: Blog

Some Christians have a tendency to think, “Well, if I’m off to heaven, I shouldn’t care much about this silly earth of ours. It’s just a temporary home, after all.” Have you ever ...

Top 5 Earth Day Videos
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

A roundup of the top 5 Earth Day videos. Today is Earth day! More than 1 billion people in 192 countries are participating in Earth Day festivities, which means there must be some ...

5 (Stupid) Reasons Christians Reject Environmentalism
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 2:09pm | Type: Blog

Earth Day is rarely celebrated within mainstream Christianity beyond a Sunday sermon, and environmentalism is often frowned upon by evangelical leaders instead of championed. Here are the main reasons Christia ...

From the Archives: May 1990
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Earth Day 1990 IN THE summer of 1969, then-Sen. Gaylord Nelson was on a conservation speaking tour o ...

Four Questions for Rev. Gerald L. Durley
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick Rev. Gerald L. Durley, Pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Gerogia. ...

White House Earth Day Briefing Offers Hope, Reminds Us There Is Still Much To Do
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

In honor of Earth Day, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships today hosted an Environmental Briefing for a number of environmental activists from all over the country. ...

Alphege, Alms, and Easter Anthems
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Fear has never motivated people into positive action. It only encourages us into puritanical mindsets, which are a form of violence. When I get up in the morning, if ...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Game Over For the Climate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

We need you. We need you. In late August -- from the 20th to Labor Day weekend -- some of us are mounting what may turn into the largest-scale use of civil disobedience yet around ...

5 Green Reads For Your Summer Reading List
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

While Earth Day and Good Friday being on the same date this year was a relatively rare alignment, thankfully for many people the everyday companionship of religious belief and care for creation i ...

My Green Hangover
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Yikes. It has been a long month, and it is technically not over yet. Green jargon and advertising every place your eyes dare to settle. Yikes. It has been a long month, and it is ...

'The Earth is the Lord's and all that is in it'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Today is Earth Day, an occasion for marking our responsibility to care for our world and the environment. It seems trite to have just one day to remind ourselves of the importance of this -- though th ...

Earth Day 2010: Does Going Green Matter?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It has mattered for my soul. It has mattered for my soul. Through the years I've slowly, very slowly, been urged, nudged, and sometimes forced to consider how my many choic ...

10 Happy Little Earth Day Tips and Your Best Ideas Too!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This week is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. People all over this little planet will likely take a few moments this week to thing twice about how their daily routines impact this world. ...

The Eco-Footprint of War: Lemeyo's Story
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Lemeyo Abon, an indigenous elder from the Marshall Islands, is a survivor of fallout from the <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bomb/peopleevents/pandeAMEX51.html">largest nuclear bomb</ ...