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First Criminal Charges Issued, Two Years After BP Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

Two years after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill ravaged the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials today filed the first criminal charges in connection with the incident, The Huffington Post reports.Fir ...

White House Earth Day Briefing Offers Hope, Reminds Us There Is Still Much To Do
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

In honor of Earth Day, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships today hosted an Environmental Briefing for a number of environmental activists from all over the country. ...

Kids vs. Global Warming
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

A lawsuit, which has been dubbed a ‘David vs. Goliath battle,' sees a group of young adults taking on high-level government officials, states, energy companies and big businesses over their collective fai ...

Nebraska Lawmakers Approve $2M Study on Keystone XL Route Through State
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 8:29am | Type: Blog

The Nebraska state legislature on Wednesday approved a bill (LB1161) that will allow Nebraska to proceed with a $2 million study to find a route for TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline t ...

'And God Created ... Corporations'
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Corporations want to store up treasure on earth — that's their whole, entire, complete, and utter point. ...

'The Plants are Family to Us'
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

of the tree planting (27 logbooks written by Lefebvre over a period of 20 years), the trees themselves, ...

'Everything Will Live Where the River Goes'
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

can connote “descendants” (e.g. Psalm 68:27; Proverbs 5:18; Isaiah 48:1; and Song of Songs 4:15). ...

Happy World Water Day!
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Today is World Water Day – an opportunity to celebrate the amazing H20 that we have the privilege to enjoy every day. It is also a day to remember and campaign on behalf of the 780 billion people who lack acce ...

Saving Tiny Kiribati from Devastating Climate Change
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

There may be those in the public sphere who dismiss climate change as a ‘hoax’ — doing so is good politics in some spheres — but the people of the small island nation of Kiribati do not have the luxury of deba ...

Senate Blocks the Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

Last week, 56 senators voted to include the Keystone XL Pipeline in a highway bill — four short of the required 60. Last week, 56 senators voted to include the Keystone XL Pipeli ...

Heavenly Energy
Originally Posted: 02/17/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sven Eberlein In the wake of last year's Fukushima disaster, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country would phase out n ...

Too Little, Too Late?
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Francesca de Gasparis The U.N. climate change talks in South Africa were a major disappointment -- but the struggle continues. ...

Pro-Life = All Life: Mitch Hescox
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Mitch Hescox of the Evangelical Environmental Network reminds us that all life is sacred, and we cannot protect our life without protecting the environment "Life, ...

House Panel Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would reverse President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The House Energy and Co ...

Cold: From Maine to Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 02/05/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

While the mid-Atlantic basks in higher than normal temperatures, it isn’t like that everywhere. Two stories from The New York Times on the struggle for warmth. While the mid-Atla ...

Bituminous Coke Dirty-Coal Game Day
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 6:28pm | 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 ...

Speaking the Truth in Love: Katharine Hayhoe on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

There are a lot of heinously unmerited personal attacks going on in these United States right now, but for some reason I’m most bothered by the ones against Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evange ...

What Next for the Occupiers?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben There are many things they seemed to hold in common, not least an instinctive nonviolence, contrasting so sharply with the ...

World Magazine vs. Sojourners: Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 6:27pm | Type: Blog

Having critics isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes they serve as a sort of public accountability. Other times, they express questions that others might be asking but haven’t voiced. Marvin Olasky, editor in chief of World Magazine , came out with a quick ...

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline, Faith Leaders Respond
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Late Wedesday (1/18), leaders from Christian and other faith communities welcomed the news that the Obama administration has rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. ...

Keystone XL Pipeline: Debunking Some Myths
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

The building of a 1,700-mile pipeline through the heartland of the United States has been at the center of the debate on the economy for many months now. Much has been written by those who both support and opp ...

Christians and Climate Change: What Would MLK Do?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the reality of climate change are both victims of western culture’s remarkable capacity to accommodate and neutralize that which is most critical of it. ...

Why Adapt?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

Climate change affects the poorest the hardest. Most things do. In the parts of the world where climate change is most prevalent, it is those who have done the least to cause it that are bearing the brunt of i ...

Poisoning Eden
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Denali DeGraf Indigenous communities -- and local church leaders -- stand against open-pit mining that threatens to despoil Patagonia. ...

Five Questions for Catherine Rowan
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg "I think it is a spiritual task to struggle with questions such as what and who we place at the center of our eco ...

January 2012 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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January 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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EPA’s New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards = Breath of Fresh Air
Originally Posted: 01/03/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

After 20 years of opposition from the coal industry, the Environmental Protection Agency has released the first national standards for mercury and air toxin pollution. After years ...

COP 17 Climate Conference Reaches a Deal with Drawbacks
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

As the climate conference in Durban, South Africa came to a close last weekend, a treaty known as the Durban Platform emerged, requiring all countries to begin curbing carbon emissions by 2020. ...

Western Canada Tar Sand Pipeline Decision Delayed Until Late 2013
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

While citizens across the United States have been demanding President Obama deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians and First Nations folks have been organizing as well. ...

The Roots of the Tar Sands Movement
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 3:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The real work has been done for years by indigenous leaders on both sides of the border. Some o ...

When the White House Calls to Say, "OK, You Win."
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Blog

This pipeline is a climate killer. It is morally right for President Obama to delay this decision until he can deny the permit. It didn’t take long — after news broke this afterno ...

Obama's Delay in Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Victory for God's Earth
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:16pm | Type: Blog

President’s Obama’s delay in approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a victory for the movement to stop it, for God’s Earth, for the possibility of reversing climate change, and for saving the integrity of this ...

Obama Announces Support for Delay of Keystone XL Permit Decision
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Statement by the President on the State Department’s Keystone XL Pipeline Announcement Thursday afternoon, the White House released the following statement from President Obama re ...

You Make Me Almost Want To Be a Christian
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:47am | Type: Blog

I always notice something when speaking to a mostly secular audience. Many people have been so hurt or rejected by the bad religion in which they were raised or have encountered elsewhere over the course of th ...

November 6: More Than Just the Climate Movement?
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

January 27, 1968, PPL discovered evidence of a leak along its pipeline right-of-way near Kokomo, ... on January 27, 1968. ? In February 1969, PPL agreed to pay for the installation of a new water well and pump ...

Encircle the White House Nov. 6 to Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

On November 6, I will join Jim Wallis, staff members from Sojourners, and 15,000 others in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park to tell President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline project. ...

Standing Up for the Earth
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 3:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Largest U.S. climate action says no to pipeline. Police in Washington, D.C., arrested 1, ...

November 2011 magazine
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November 2011 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws This past summer, the Econo Lodge off Interstate 75 in Tifton, Georgia, where we and other waterm ...

Say NO to the Pipeline
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners Associate Editor Rose Marie Berger addressed hundreds gathered near Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. last week, to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. ...

Trees: In Honor of Wangari Maathai
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

When Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai was a girl in Kenya, her mother taught her that the wild fig tree was a tree of God. When Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wanga ...

St. Francis, Pray for Us
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:08am | Type: Blog

Today (Oct. 4) Christians around the world celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the bright lights of the church and one of the most venerated religious figures in history. ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

On the Immorality of Fracking
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Illness among people and livestock. Tainted drinking water. Explosions and fires. Illness among people and livestock. Tainted drinking water. Explosions and fires. ...

One Dress Protest: How I Found Freedom in Prison
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Last Saturday, August 20, 2011, I got arrested. Having never been arrested before, it feels strange to write that. Last Saturday, August 20, 2011, I got arrested. Having never be ...

More than 1,000 Arrested Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

As of this morning, more than 1,009 Americans have been arrested to bring national attention to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. This is what church looks like. As of thi ...

Hurricanes, Hype, and Hope
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Did anyone else get the feeling, as we watched weather reporters wave their arms frantically in swirling motions across oversized maps of the eastern seaboard -- with their eyes bulging as they pus ...

Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben This may be the largest use of civil disobedience yet around global warming. The usual standard ...