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Obama’s Climate Action Plan Paves a Road Ahead
Originally Posted: 06/28/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was a momentous day for the creation care movement: after years of inaction from Congress, President Obama announced a major, comprehensive plan of action on climate change. ...

Obama Offers Keystone Surprise in Climate Change Agenda Speech
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama revealed his approval for and was in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline project during his climate change speech on Tuesday. President Barack Obama revealed ...

Obama Readying Emissions Limits on Power Plants
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

With hopes to reduce mass amounts of pollution, President Obama has begun forming a list of ideas to condense the amount of carbon dioxide entering earth’s atmosphere. With hopes ...

Surviving the Next Gulf Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 4:15pm | 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 - 3:16pm | 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 ...

Climate Change Causing Longer U.S. Wildfire Season
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Top United States Forest Service official told Congress hotter, dried conditions produced by climate change are causing America's longer wildfire season and increasing the amount of land burned. ...

Turning Up the Heat
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | 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. ...

Environmental Groups Support Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/03/2013 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

The Sierra Club, BlueGreen Alliance and Greenpeace have come out in support comprehensive immigration reform measures. The Sierra Club, BlueGreen Alliance and Greenpeace have come ...

A Pattern For Change
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Each individual and congregation is unique, but there is a different dynamic present in churches working for creative change than in the churches that are stuck. The issue is solved not by more study, but ofte ...

June 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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June 2013 Sojourners Magazine
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'Fiddling While the World Burns:' A Faithful Response to Partisan Gridlock
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 8:04pm | Type: Blog

Thanks to people of faith who are watching and speaking up for the care of creation, Gina McCarthy’s nomination will now proceed to the entire Senate floor. By calling on Congress to work for the common good, ...

Tornado Hits Elementary Schools, Levels Homes in Oklahoma
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 5:59pm | Type: Blog

A massive tornado swept through the town of Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon, destroying homes and hitting an elementary school. Emergency crews were rushing to the scene to rescue staff and students trapped ...

Climate Research Nearly Unanimous: Climate Change Caused by Human Activity
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

97.1% of scientific journals agree that climate change is caused by humans. An overwhelming 97.1 percent of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals agree that climate change ...

The Lord Will Destroy the Destroyers of the Earth (Rev. 11:18)
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

Reflection and restraint, for millennia, have been the twin pillars of historic conservatism. Not now. We in our era have accomplished something no other civilization would have c ...

America's First Climate Refugees
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

The residents of Newtok, Alaska could see their village washed away within 5 years, making them the first American climate refugees. The residents of Newtok, Alaska could see the ...

Obama May Delay Controversial Keystone XL Decision Until 2014
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

Obama postpones Keystone XL pipeline decision until all the facts are in. Climate defenders should celebrate the news that Obama is continuing to delay signing a permit that would ...

Climate Change Will Cut Habitats by 2080
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 11:59am | 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 ...

Keep On Keepin' On
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Alycia Ashburn How do we sustain our climate activism? It can't be about fear. IN ORDER TO imagine the s ...

From Kenya, Bearing Testimony and Honoring Story
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

We have come to Kenya to hear our brothers and sisters bear witness to the ways environmental degradation and recent changes in the climate are harming them. Their testimony is disturbing and compelling. Their ...

Mark Driscoll: Gas-Guzzlers a Mark of Masculinity
Originally Posted: 05/09/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

"I know who made the environment. He's coming back and he's going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV." And after presenting his driving credentials, Rev. Driscoll reportedly added:&q ...

U.S. Emissions Proposal Could Energize UN Climate Negotiations
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. climate change envoy proposed allowing countries to create their emissions reduction plans rather than working toward one goal. The U.S. climate change envoy proposed all ...

Religious Belief In Second Coming Of Christ Could Slow Global Warming Action
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

The widespread belief in "end-times" and the "Second coming" of Christ could impact the environmental policy movement negatively. A study published May 1 from ...

The Privilege of Skepticism
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

How do we explain the existence of such ambivalence in North America toward climate change in the face of such shocking predictions? I believe that part of the answer is that we have the privilege of skepticis ...

Climate Change May Bring Drought to Temperate Areas
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

A NASA led study found climate change may increase rainfall in some areas and drought in other areas. A NASA led study found climate change may increase rainfall in some areas an ...

Six Months After Superstorm Sandy, Hope Emerges
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Press

May 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

What Good is a Garden?
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

While relaxing on a friend’s back porch over a spicy vegetarian stew and homemade bread, the conversation turned, naturally, to food. Everyone around the table expressed concern over how much junk food kids ea ...

VIDEO: 6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Hope Emerges
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 1:23pm | Type: Blog

This week marked six months since Superstorm Sandy left entire communities devastated. But in the midst of this natural disaster, many banded together. Here, a New York filmmaker shows us how tragedy can turn ...

Why Am I Flying to Kenya When I Have So Much Work to Do At Home?
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Is there anything more important to us than the air we take into our lungs every few seconds? The water that keeps us and all living things going? The soil that roots our food and our communities? Or the weath ...

Hydrofracking Could Strain Water Resources in West
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

The expansion of hydrofracking could strain water resources from Forth Worth to western Colorado. The expansion of hydrofracking could strain water resources from Forth Worth to w ...

General Motors Calls on Washington to Work Together on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

General Motors signs the Climate Declaration. General Motors signed the Climate Declaration. The statement is part of a new initiative by businesses for greater action on global w ...

Earth's Greenhouse Gas Levels Approach Milestone
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is approaching with 400 parts per million. The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is approaching with 400 parts per m ...

Biblical Economics and Ecology for the 21st Century
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

The Bible calls for an entire year of rest for the land and its workers, every seventh year. Deuteronomy adds that in that year, everyone’s debts are annulled. (Deut. 15: 1-3). Thus the Bible sees economics an ...

Ocean Temperatures Highest in 150 Years Last Year
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The sea-surface temperatures were the highest measured in 150 years in 2012. The Sea-surface temperatures were the highest measured in 150 years in 2012. USA Today reports: ...

Keystone XL: People of Faith Say 'All Risk, No Reward'
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

The occurrence of major natural disasters has quadrupled over the last 20 years, leading to increased rates of flooding, drought, famine, and disease that often hit the world's poorest populations the har ...

Temptation in the Consumer Wilderness
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 9:48pm | Type: Preaching the Word

Matthew 4:1-11 Fredric L. Quivik Each year we inject into the atmosphere ...

For God So Loved the Dirt...
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 9:57pm | Type: Preaching the Word

Genesis 2:15 - 3:7 Colossians 1:15-20 Norman Wirzba ...

(VIDEO) Stories That Change the World
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Rather than just offer you more “ideas” about the common good, we are going to offer you some stories about how ordinary people are creating it. Stories are what change the world ...

On Scripture: Earth Day, God, and the Apocalypse
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 10:01am | 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 ...

EPA Gives Rebuttal to State Department's Keystone Analysis
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 5:10pm | 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 ...

May 2013 Sojourners Magazine
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Top 5 Earth Day Videos
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 4:34pm | 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 - 3:09pm | 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 ...

Keystone XL: The Dirty Facts
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Resources to help you join the battle to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In ...

PHOTOS: Natural Beauty
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors With its earth roof, straw bale walls, and cordwood construction, Woodhaven is a beauty to behold. Linda and Scot DeGraf’s handmade, ecofriendly home in West Virginia i ...

VIDEO: Malawi Activist on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors While many people continue to believe there is no climate crisis, those most affected by global warming—particularly in the global South—know otherwise. According to ...

VIDEO: People of Faith Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Rose Marie Berger writes in the May 2013 Sojourners magazine cover story, “ For God So Loved the World ,” that people of faith are key to reversing climate ch ...

Feeding our Imagination
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Mallory McDuff Fiction with a climate change theme. CRITICS HAVE BEMOANED the lack of fiction centered on cli ...

The Gathering Storm
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Janelle Tupper Climate change leads to far more consequences than just destructive weather patterns. Climate ...

'The impacts are quite severe on the ground'
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Victor Mughogho Victor Mughogho works with local churches in southeast A ...