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Top-Notch Theology (or Not)
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

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

A 'Historic Moment' on Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's more human to deny the evidence, attack the messengers, and try to delay any response. A ...

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On Scripture: Climate Change and Setting the World on Fire
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

In a world where climate change is evidenced in super storms, wildfires, heat waves, droughts and floods, it is urgent that people of faith return to our first responsibility of being stewards of the world in ...

A Better Kind of Disaster Relief
Originally Posted: 02/01/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

As Superstorm Sandy demonstrated, putting off climate action comes at a steep cost — and one that the government may not always be willing to pay. But we all need to play our part to build the momentum that wi ...

Video: ‘Developing Tar Sands Means Losing Control of the Climate’
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

“If we fully develop the tar sands, we will certainly lose control of the climate. We will get to a point where we can not walk back from the cliff,” says climate scientist Dr. John Abraham. The Keystone XL pi ...

A Path Forward on Climate, Or, Obeying God
Originally Posted: 01/25/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Address this week included a bold statement about his vision for addressing climate change. President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Address thi ...

A Little Climate Change Pleasure Reading
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

This winter, fiction revealed truth about climate change. This winter, fiction revealed truth about climate change.   As a teacher, I relish the escape provided by pleasure r ...

Obama Stalls After Nebraska Approves Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Blog

President's spokesman says action on climate change is 'one of a host of priorities' as critics demand meaningful action One day after making climate change a key i ...

Drought, Heat Trigger Pre-Wildfire Season Jitters
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

A rare winter fire in Colorado's Rocky Mountains is fueling fears the 2013 wildfire season will be longer and more intense. A rare winter fire in Colorado's Rocky Mount ...

Obama Brings God Into the Climate-Change Fight
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

During his second inaugural address, President Obama reframed protecting the environment as a command from God. During his second inaugural address, President Obama reframed prote ...

Murky Waters
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Philip Bump Want to learn how fracking affects groundwater? Good luck with that. THE FINGER LAKES region of w ...

Wind energy tax-credit extension part of 'cliff' deal
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

The fiscal cliff deal passed Tuesday included an one-year extension of a tax credit for the wind industry. The tax credit has encouraged investment in wind energy for the past two decades.  USA Today  reports: [The tax credit extension] would ...

Rig Runs Aground in Alaska, Reviving Fears About Arctic Drilling
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

An offshore drilling rig owned by Shell is beached on an island in the Gulf of Alaska. The rig could cause environmental damage if fuel begins to leak. An offshore drilling rig o ...

Climate Change at Christmastime: Hug a Tree!
Originally Posted: 12/24/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

We can rest easy – the live Christmas tree industry that has developed since that time is actually a benefit to the global climate. Some of my environmentally conscious friends h ...

Why I Support Wind Energy
Originally Posted: 12/17/2012 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

Our drive for growth often ignores the human cost of our actions. It isn’t until pollution becomes severe enough that we begin to change. Nearly one-in-six people in the United St ...

Religion and the Reality of Climate Change
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

The religious implications of climate change are becoming evermore clear, as the topic makes its way into mainstream America.   The religious implications of climate change a ...

What Are You Singing: Joy to the World
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

This song is full of creation references. Earth is receiving her king, and nature is singing with gusto. I’ve been really lucky this month to hear some of my co-workers’ refle ...

Religion and the Reality of Climate Change
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

The Huffington Post reports: In the holiday season, many of us reflect on what it is for which we are thankful. Naturally, we give thanks when things are going well, and even in a disaster we might be grateful that the catastrophe was not w ...

Let’s Get Wonky: Why the U.N. is Stuck on Climate
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 3:36pm | Type: Blog

Delegates from around the world are meeting in Doha, Qatar this month to discuss United Nations’ climate policy. In the past, these meetings were a source of hope for the environmental movement, as governments ...

Come Hell and High Water
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Superstorm Sandy left behind an indelible image of the future. IF IT WASN'T the year from ...

The Thing From the Oil Company Board Room
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

The Global North and West is addicted to fossilized fuel. Myself included. And we are trying to push our addictions onto the Global South. The Global North and West is addicted to ...

Bill McKibben Leads D.C. March to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 10:27am | 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. ...

'Chasing Ice' Filmmakers Discuss Ice Melt, Climate Change
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

James Balog and Jeff Orlowski, makers of the documentary film 'Chasing Ice' sit down with the "Morning Joe" MSNBC crew to discuss the implications of climate change and arctic ice melt. ...

California to Polluters: Go Green or Pay Up
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

Mother Jones reports on California's climate law. Mother Jones reports: "Cap and trade" may be a dirty expression inside the DC Beltway, but as of to ...

Reflections on an Eco-Justice Anacostia River Tour (PHOTOS)
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Reflections from the Anacostia River Poverty and Justice tour. On Saturday, Sojourners sent a group of staff members sailing down the Anacostia River. But this was no pleas ...

America's New Mandate on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

After Obama's reelection, climate change activists are more positive about the issue being addressed. The Guardian reports: For Americans concerned about the ...

The Story Is in the Glacier: 'Chasing Ice'
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The film Chasing Ice is the story of their Extreme Ice Survey as they place time-lapse cameras on glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, Montana, and Alaska, and watch as they disappear. ...

In Sandy’s Wake, Can We Now Create a Hurricane of Social Change?
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

It is not surprising that our purely secular “environmental” movements have played out their ability to change society. For the changes we need to undertake are not only technological and political, but deeper ...

November 2012 Sojourners Magazine
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Prayers for Those in Path of Hurricane Sandy
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: Sojourners offices, which are based in Washington, D.C., will be closed due to the weather. We pray for the safety of our staff, neighbors, and all those affected by this storm. ...

Cue the Math: McKibben’s Roadshow Takes Aim at Big Oil
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

McKibben and 350, the folks who brought us the Keystone XL pipeline protests, are now calling for a nationwide divestment campaign aimed at fossil fuel companies’ bottom line. It ...

Changing the Debate on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Creation care is something I feel very passionately about. As a person of faith I think it is my responsibility to protect this beautiful planet that God has given us. Last Frida ...

Sustainability: God's Gift and Charge
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

The fruits of the garden required labor, and the fruit of their knowledge produced children, and God made each to tend the land. Decreeing that (hu)man(ity) must toil the earth, and the female body would endur ...

'Sun Come Up' Documents the Story of Climate Refugees
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

“Climate refugee” might be an unfamiliar term for many people, but a new film from the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change is trying to change that. Their 40-minute documentary Sun Come Up calls attention to ...

Spirituality from Plant to Plate
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

For World Food Day, here’s a roundup of recent Sojourners magazine articles about food, a subject with tendrils throughout our lives and world—from field to farmworker to plate to body! ...

10 Reasons Climate Change Should Be An Election Issue
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

I’m not sure about you, but I’m incredibly disappointed that our nation’s leaders – from all sectors, all parties, and all levels – continually neglect to take leadership on our climate and energy crisis. ...

Larry Gibson, Keeper of the Mountains
Originally Posted: 10/12/2012 - 7:03pm | Type: Blog

“God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong ” (1 Corinthians 1:27b). From the halls ...

New Software Tracks Carbon Emissions Close to Home
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

New tracking software developed by Kevin Gurney, an ecologist at Arizona State University is intended to help cities across the country keep their word on climate. New tracking s ...

Report: Climate Change Linked to Costly Natural Disasters
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

A report from Munich Re links increased natural disasters from climate change and associated costs. It’s been a good week for getting real. After Tuesday’s revelation that the ...

Climate Action Prayer Rally at the 2nd Presidential Debate
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 6:34pm | Type: Event

Alycia Ashburn October 16, 2012 - 6:00pm Hofstra ...

The Next Great Moral Movement
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

We need to set and enforce a limit on all remaining global warming pollution on the national and international scale, which will, we hope, keep warming to within 2oC. In my last ...

Divest from Fossil Fuels. Now.
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben You can have a healthy fossil-fuel industry or a healthy planet, but you can't have both. ...

'Farming in Hell'—the New Normal?
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:32am | 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 ...

Three Numbers that Predict the Future of the Planet
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

We need to set an enforceable limit on global warming pollution on the national and international scale, and then we need to enforce it as if our future largely depends on it. Because it does. ...

A Christian With Conjunctions
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

The stakes of silence are high. If we don’t speak out and act on our moral mandate to reconcile with creation, we risk destroying God’s very creation. For most of my life, I have ...