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Green Jobs Take Youth Miles High
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

When La'Kyla Byrd cleared trails and tended to trees in Denver's City Park this past year as a member of <a href="http://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/">Mile High Youth Corps</a>, ...

A Phoenix Rising From GM's Ashes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Imagine America's 'Rust Belt' transformed into a green belt of clean energy manufacturing. Imagine the factories of Detroit making wind turbines and solar panels to power America. ...

Save the Birds
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As we explore alternative sources of energy, one that is growing in popularity is "wind farms" with row upon row of rotating turbines. As we explore alternative sources ...

Who Should Pay for Our Pollution?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Congress is hard at work on historic energy and climate change legislation. The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill in the next few weeks, with the Senate to follow in early fall.</p> ...

Peru: People and Rainforests in Peril
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Dozens Dozens Dear SOJOURNERS,We call upon Christians around the world to express their solidarity in light of the recent acts of deplorable violence in the Peruvian A ...

The Legacy of an Eco-Prophet: Remembering Thomas Berry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Today's most pressing task for humanity, I believe, is to halt the current environmental crisis. Today's most pressing task for humanity, I believe, is to halt the curre ...

Reflecting Eden in 'Nuestro Jard
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

For the first time in my life, I have a garden.</p> For the first time in my life, I have a garden. Well, to be clear, my wife and I have one. And our neighbors help ou ...

On Racism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Many in the Republican Party and some noteworthy Christian leaders have come together to call Judge Sotomayor a racist. Many in the Republican Party and some noteworthy Christian ...

Saving Kansas City, One (Green) Step at a Time
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, has been dividing rich and poor, black and white, jobless and employed in this city since the days of Jim Crow when it was a legal line of segregation. ...

A Big Problem for Land Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the reason you like best. Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the r ...

Justice for Vieques
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

For more than sixty years For more than sixty years How could you begin to How could you begin to compensate people who have suffered from being target practice, not to ...

Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Father is also merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword must perish by the sword. ... Father is also merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword must perish by the sword. ...

Making Places and People Bloom
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Whether it's the South Bronx or rural North Carolina, visionary activist Majora Carter argues that cleaning up our act i ...

The Green Industrial Revolution
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi How Green For All is building a nationwide green-collar economy. Throughout Pittsburgh are signs ...

The New Environmental Advocates
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Chicago's Wilbur Wright College helps workers turn blue collars to green. Victoria C ...

Resurrection City
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Auto idolatry and casino economics have left Detroit tottering on the brink. What will it take for Motown to rise ag ...

Sounding the Alarm Bell
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The next step for the climate change movement. For those of us who live on the back roads of New ...

Are Books Obsolete?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh A rough economy, changing reading habits, and a planet in peril are forcing book publishers to retool the way they do business ...

Green Reads
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Books on the environment, the economy, and equity. Whether you’re a die-hard “greenie” or someone ...

A Memory of Paradise
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger What's the unique contribution of religion to the 'green economy'? Rachel Car ...

Dying a Slow Death
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The future of Appalachia -- and the planet -- depends on unseating King Coal. By now every ...

Why a Green Economy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Amid deepening poverty and a crashing ecosystem, we need a new way of doing business. We find our ...

M2EP Live: Charlotte Keys Update
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I was delighted to run into Charlotte Keys, head of Jesus People Against Pollution of Columbia, MS, whom I'd <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0903&am ...

Voices of Global Climate Change, Part II: Leo Atakpu
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Nigerian activist Leo Atakpu is a busy guy -- he advocates for debt cancellation, opposes water privatization, and speaks out against climate change. Nigerian activist Leo Atakpu ...

Voices of Global Climate Change, Part I: Fe' Kaho Tevi
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Often, when we hear about global warming, what we get on the news is statistics that are hard to take in. Often, when we hear about global warming, what we get on the news is stat ...

The Social Side Effects of Global Warming
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We are at a global turning point. We are at a global turning point. Rampant deforestation, mass extinction of species, global warming, the melting of polar ice caps, and the rapid ...

The Eco-Footprint of War: Lemeyo's Story
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | 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</ ...

A Crucial Time in the Fight Against Global Poverty and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The realities of global poverty are very stark. The realities of global poverty are very stark. About a billion people around the world - one in six - are now considered chronical ...

They Killed Sister Dorothy: HBO's Book of Martyrs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

From Joan of Arc to Sir Thomas More, courageous martyrs continue to inspire us. Their powerful witness is memorialized in homilies, books, and even movies. From Joan of Arc to Sir ...

Counting the Cost of Good and Bad Debt
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

While watching President Obama's press conference Tuesday evening, I was struck by a few things that are often forgotten in the criticism of his proposed budget.</p> W ...

God's Garden: Church-based Community Agriculture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Meet Stephen Bartlett, an urban gardener and educator in Louisville, Kentucky. Meet Stephen Bartlett, an urban gardener and educator in Louisville, Kentucky. His passion isn' ...

Time for Cristus Victor Gardens?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

As the engine of the American Economy coughs, sputters, and shifts to low gear (too soon to say "grinds to a halt"), another motor driving the American Dream is also running low on fuel: the food s ...

From Eco-Flying to Webinars: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 4
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Norwegian Lutheran guilt ... is that what I feel every time I get on a plane to do my job as an organizational transition coach? Or is it deeper than that? Norwegian Lutheran guil ...

Holy Expansion: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/09/reconciling-romans-7-and-my-christian-carbon-footprint-part-1/">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [ continued f ...

Reconciling Romans 7: My Christian Carbon Footprint, Part 1
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Whenever I see holy hipster author-speakers flying around the world to peddle their products, I feel like hurling <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061627992?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&a ...

An Unsung Catholic Environmental Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Current newspapers and blogs are replete with commentaries on the outcome of the presidential elections, the ailing economy, and life issues, especially abortion. Current newspape ...

2nd Sunday of Lent: Bringing Everyone to the Table
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38<br /> </em> Bible readings from the Revi ...

A Toxic Battle for Justice
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Evangelist Charlotte Keys and the 'Jesus People' she organized took on a global corporation to save a small t ...

Green My Hood
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Is it possible to create a new economy in the hood that would create jobs, lower energy costs, reduce the carbon footprint of an urban neighborhood, and allow neighbors to get to know one another a ...

Video: How to Make Radical Valentine Veggies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Father is also merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword must perish by the sword. ... are to "Be merciful, just as your Father is also merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword ...

Two Kinds of Economic Recovery
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> I just watched President Obama's Indiana speech and town ha ...

Greener Gatherings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The day after Obama was sworn in as president, Trinity Institute launched its annual conference titled <a href="http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/education/?institute-default">"Radical Abun ...

Green Justice
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Majora Carter How to fight poverty and global warming. President Obama is walking into some large problems—inc ...

Inaugural Week Meditation: So Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I'm 52, and I've had a great first half-century of life (and am looking forward to the next). But this inaugural week I feel an extraordinary happiness. Younger people can understand it to a ...

Creating a New American Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. America has come from Native American genocid ...

Going Green
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tim King There is a battle raging for the definition of “green.” For years the stereotype meant tre ...

Africa Demands Climate Change Compensation
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding Under the U.N. Under the U. ...

Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention. It was quite a busy year fo ...

Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers. Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in t ...

The Green Bible
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword must perish by the sword. (Matthew 26:52) Jesus ... Father is also merciful." (Luke 6:36) Those who take up the sword must perish by the sword. ...