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Oil-Covered Birds, Andrew Bird, and a Chance for Redemption
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

We must move away from watching in horror briefly when an oil spill makes the news, and recognize that this is an ongoing problem. Andrew Bird is one of my favorite musicians. I l ...

Hope and Despair
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

As we patiently anticipate the light of Christ entering anew this Advent season, we must cling steadfastly to the hope we profess. For our help comes from the Lord, who ensures that hope ultimately triumphs ov ...

Why the Silence on U.S. Oil Spills?
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

For the many stakeholders, including big business and politicians, the political and financial incentives to keep mum on spills and minimize media exposure carry incredible weight. And then it must be asked, w ...

Surviving the Next Gulf Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

In an attempt to rebuild the image of the five gulf states—Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, federal and state officials have joined forces on their journey to replenish the damage from 2010& ...

Arkansas Pipeline Spill Casts Shadow Over Keystone XL
Originally Posted: 06/06/2013 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

The ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline spill galvanized opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline citing its planned path through major rivers and aquifers. When the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipe ...

EPA Gives Rebuttal to State Department's Keystone Analysis
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

The EPA yesterday called into question the State Department’s findings on Keystone XL and echoed the concerns of environmental activists everywhere: the Keystone Pipeline would be greatly exacerbate climate ch ...

Major Oil Spill in Suburbia Shows Risk of Pipelines
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

Residents of Mayflower, Ark., spent Easter weekend evacuated from their homes as Exxon Mobil attended to a major oil spill from a crude oil pipeline. Residents of Mayflower, Ark., ...

Reflections on the Gulf Oil Spill and a Prayer for Lost Lives
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Last year, I was deeply troubled by the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/gulf-coast/" target="_blank">Gulf Oil Spill</a>, having been born and raised on the Florida Gulf Coast. ...

One Year Later, Big Oil Still Isn't Sorry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">One year after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, life has not returned to normal in the Gulf. One year after the Deepwater Horizon Oil ...

For Gulf Coast Residents, the Oil Spill Nightmare Continues
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:24pm | Type: Blog

For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major topic of news reports all over the world. For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major t ...

Lord, What a Parade!: A Hymn for Palm Sunday
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note: </strong>Below is a hymn written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette to celebrate <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/palm-sunday/" target="_blank&quo ...

Top 10 Religious Stories of 2010
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith. Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious fait ...

Friday Links Round Up: Dead Coral in the Gulf. Rubik's Cubes. Election Results
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/05/friday-links-round-up-dead-coral-in-the-gulf-rubiks-cubes-election-results/" target="_blank"></a>Dead Coral in the Gulf. Rubik& ...

Not Happy with the Results? Hallelujah, Anyhow
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I think the elections turned on misinformation, anger, and fear. I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I th ...

A Hymn for Economic Justice: 'Zacchaeus was a Tax Man'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Many people grew up enjoying the song, "Zacchaeus was a wee little man," celebrating this beloved story of Jesus and a tax collector. Many people grew up enjoying the so ...

Mountaintop Removal Kills People
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">More than 2,000 activists gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. More than 2,000 activists gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washing ...

What's Next for the Gulf?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This past Tuesday, five months and 5 million barrels of oil after the BP spill disaster began to devastate the eco- and economic systems of the Gulf Coast, the Obama administration launched the nex ...

Hurting, Angry, and Hopeful
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kristina Peterson Looking forward after Katrina and the BP spill. For years, those of us living along the Gulf ...

Remembering Katrina: A Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">I arrived in the faith-based advocacy community in Washington, D.C. fresh out of divinity school. I arrived in the faith-based advocac ...

Attention Must Be Paid
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In our 24-hour news cycle society, where news and so-called news (sensationalism, by any other name) is thrown at us at lightning speed and in ever-increasing amounts, it can be difficult to distin ...

The Passion of the Gulf
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Ched Myers Calvin B. DeWitt Majora ...

Two Ears, Two Eyes, One Voice
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Hope Kottler We need to listen carefully to those hurt by the oil spill. It has been said that God cr ...

A Time for Moral Reckoning
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis An ethic of endless economic growth, powered by fossil fuels, is ultimately unsustainable. We have ...

How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice to Have Cheap Gasoline?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes I think we forget whose country this is. Sometimes I think we forget whose country this is. Woody Guthrie said it a long time ago: "This land is your land, this lan ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Christian jerks. An oil spill in China. A chance to take action. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> Christian jerks. An o ...

"CO2 is Green": More Big Oil Propaganda
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> Big oil and big coal are worried about the upcoming climate change legislation. They're especially worried about what it will do to their b ...

Gulf Apocalypse: Don't Watch This Video
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<h1><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 13px;">Conservationist John L. Wathen a.k.a. Conservationist John L. Wathen a.k.a. "Hurricane Creek C ...

What Do We Do When There Are No Simple Solutions?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The other day, I got together with a pastor friend who is feeling discouraged and overwhelmed by the extent of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/oil-spill/">the Gulf oil spill</a> and his ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">Missing God. Modern day slavery. A crawfisher turned crooner. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> ...

The Oil Has Stopped, But How Can I Keep From Praying?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It is with cautious optimism that I write these words: Apparently, oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf (at least from the spot where we had been watching <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/oil-spi ...

The Importance of Being Engineers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I often say that one of my favorite parts of being a pastor for 24 years was pronouncing the benediction each week at the end of gathered worship. I often say that one of my favor ...

Make it Right: Bring Jobs to the Wetlands
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Before the Gulf Coast's <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/oil-spill/">100-percent-human-made oil spill disaster</a>, there was Katrina. That hurricane wasn't the strongest to hi ...

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. ...

Why Bad Boundaries Don't Work
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Some authorities in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, are upset that they didn't get a permit to build rock dykes between barrier islands to keep the BP oil spill out of fragile estuaries. ...

Voices from the Gulf: We Arise to the Putrid Scent of Oil
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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Oil Spill: We've Exchanged Beauty, Hope, and Wonder for Profit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

A heart has been pierced, four miles of seabed violated, and the aorta is gushing unabated. A heart has been pierced, four miles of seabed violated, and the aorta is gushing unaba ...

Video: CNN Covers Jim Wallis and Other Faith Leaders in Gulf Coast
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100708-jim-cnn-gulfcoast.jpg"></a>Watch the video below of CNN's coverage of Jim Wallis and other faith leaders as they tour the Gulf Co ...

Testifying on the Gulf Coast
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The captain was the first to smell it. He told us that the ocean didn't used to smell this way. Then, we all smelled it. The captain was the first to smell it. He told us ...

We Must Ask Moral Questions About Our Oil Addiction (Part I)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

At the same time <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/bp-oil-spill/">oil is spewing from the ocean floor in the Gulf of Mexico</a>, some politicians are already calling for more drilling, ac ...

Praying on the Gulf Coast
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<strong><em>Editor's note: </em></strong><em>Jim Wallis is on a tour of the Gulf Coast with an interfaith group of leaders sponsored by the Sierra Club. ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

iPhones. Broken oil rigs. The World Cup. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> iPhones. Broken oil rigs. The World Cup. Here ...

Calling the Church to Pray for the Gulf
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> "If we believe in God, then we have hope," said Maurice, a resident of Grand Bayou, Louisiana. Having just traveled 80 miles walking, ...

Voices from the Gulf: Besieged by Depression
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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Fatherhood: The Best Job in the World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> Sometimes the most important things are not at the top of the news cycle -- even the things that ultimately make the most difference in the world. The c ...

Voices from the Gulf: 'I am Hurt, Angry, but Hopeful'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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Time for Some Angry Work
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I'd say Barack Obama's long and often tenuous honeymoon with progressive Americans took what looks like a lethal blow in spring 2010. I'd say Barack Obama's lo ...

A Late-Night Save, A Lifetime Commitment to Social Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The other night as I rode my bike up Massachusetts Ave. with my friend Jeehye, we came upon a man who was about to jump off a bridge. The other night as I rode my bike up Massachu ...

Voices from the Gulf: Pray We Will Not Lose Heart
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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Voices from the Gulf: Deep Sorrow in New Orleans
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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A Pledge to the Next Generation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

We are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation that will impact ecosystems for generations. Our response must think that far ahead as well -- to our children and our children's children. ...