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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Time for Confession—and Action
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We stood by as our addiction to fossil fuel ran Genesis in reverse. THE NEWS IN mid-May was gri ...

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 ...

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 ...

Your Turn, Harvard
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

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

Turning Up the Heat
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben No one wants to spend summer vacation in the clink, but that's where a lot us are going to find ourselves. ...

Climate Change Will Cut Habitats by 2080
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

Biologists concluded global warming will destroy more than half of the habitats of most plants and a third of animals by 2080 A recent study by biologists and climate researchers ...

Future's So Bright
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice "Given the option of paying more for dirty power or paying less for clean power, what would you take?" ...

Top-Notch Theology (or Not)
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Who speaks for God? Must be this guy... DIVINING GOD'S intent is incredibly easy—all you h ...

Bill McKibben Leads D.C. March to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

Midway through his nationwide, one-month Do The Math tour, Bill McKibben — author, environmental activist, and founder of 350.org — attracted a crowd that packed the Warner Theater in downtown Washington, D.C. ...

'Farming in Hell'—the New Normal?
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Aana Marie Vigen and Nancy C. Tuchman Our food system is a cause as well as a victim of climate change. EVEN ...

The Deadly Misnomer of 'Fossil Fuels'
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Calvin B. DeWitt Just because you can set something on fire doesn't mean you should. COAL, NATURAL gas, ...

Plunging into the Political Fray. Or Not.
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 3:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remind me again what lawyers do. I forget. THE TAR SANDS in Alberta, Canada, have been in the n ...

Robert Redford: Quit Funding Dirty Energy!
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Robert Redford: "We should not be subsidizing the destruction of our planet." Writing for The Huffington Post , actor and environmental activist Robert Redford ...

Bituminous Coke Dirty-Coal Game Day
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

They'd like a cold one, all right — a cold Arctic, the way their home should be. I know why those polar bears you're seeing everywhere look so pensive. They're thin ...

Tom Wicker, 1926-2011
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Wicker was a meticulous reporter and a passionate advocate, so much so that he was sometimes criticized for overstepping the bounds of objectivity. I am one of those who still pre ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land: Join the Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Last night, at the National Press Club here in Washington D.C., the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Sojourners co-sponsored a conversation between Richard L ...

Oil Addicts Anonymous
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

If the United States is a fossil fuel addict, then the Alberta tar sands are our next big fix. If the United States is a fossil fuel addict, then the Alberta tar sands are our nex ...

Temptation in the Consumer Wilderness
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Fredric L. Quivik What Matthew 4 has to say to the age of climate change. In Jesus' temptation in the wil ...

We Have the Technology
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lyndsay Moseley Off-the-shelf renewable power can meet 100 percent of world need -- if we have the will.  Re ...

From Your Gas Tank to World Hunger: The Dangers of Speculative Futures
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Wall Street may seem far away, but it's actually as near as your gas tank -- and as widespread as global hunger. Wall Street may seem far away, but it's actually as near ...

How Peer Pressure Creates Social Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

People are rarely swayed by information alone. People are rarely swayed by information alone. If they were, the cigarette industry would have collapsed when the first Surgeon Gene ...

Is Nuclear Power a 'Bargain with the Devil'?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>Washington Post</em> columnist <a href="http://wapo.st/ehNbKp" target="_blank">Eugene Robinson</a> wonders, in the midst of the ongoing horror in Japan, if nucle ...

America's Greatest Deficit is Spiritual, Not Merely Financial
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

With all the angst about the economy, the deficit, and a looming government shut-down, I'm still concerned that we're treating symptoms rather than diagnosing the underlying disease. ...

Climate Refugees: A Cordial Introduction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101006_climaterefugees.jpg"></a>[Editor's Note: On October 10 (10.10.10), <a href="http://www.350.org/">350.org</a> ...

Coal Country: Is it Mine or God's?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editor's Note</strong>: On 10.10.10, </em><a href="http://www.350.org/" target="_blank"><em>350.org</em></a><em> is c ...

Choices Make Changes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." <em>William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925)</em></p> ...

Information Consumers:
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, like most mornings, I spent 33 minutes on the elliptical trainer in my apartment exercise room. As a way to distract myself and multi-task, I watched the morning news. ...

It Will Take a Mission
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This week, in President Barack Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word. This week, in President Barack O ...

My Initial Response to President Obama's Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I was glad the president emphasized the need to break our addiction to oil in his speech last night, and I thought he did a good job of demonstrating commitment to the people of the Gulf region. ...

A Time for Moral Reckoning
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I am watching unbelievable pictures tonight of endless swaths of brown oil mixed with the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, of dying wetlands and marshes, of miles of contaminated coastlines, of d ...

A Step Toward Recovery from Our Oil Addiction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

My mother taught her children never to "toot our own horn." So last year, when <em>Sojourners </em>became the first publication ever (so far as I know) to win the best general interest ma ...

Global Warming's Six Americas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Climate Week is upon us, and as world leaders gather at the UN and the G-20 to nibble away at the problem of international cooperation to address the issue, popular American responses seem to veer ...

The Vanishing Scenery of Glacier National Park
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

If anyone still doesn't believe in global warming, come to Glacier National Park. My wife Karin and I just spent two days of our vacation here. If anyone still doesn't ...

Clean Energy is the 'Space Race' of Our Age
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Last Tuesday, as a member of <a href="http://www.catholics-united.org/">Catholics United</a>, I joined countless others in Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of the American Clean Energ ...

Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The industrialized world's collective failure to both regulate pollution and curb gross overconsumption has put millions and billions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people at increase ...

The Social Side Effects of Global Warming
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | 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 - 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</ ...

Time for Cristus Victor Gardens?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | 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 ...

Two Kinds of Economic Recovery
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | 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 ...

The Other Meltdown
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. is swept up in th ...