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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 ...

It’s About Life: U.S. Catholic Bishops Outline Principles on EPA Carbon Regulations
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Since last Monday and even in the months leading up to the release of the new EPA rules governing carbon pollution, there’s been a battle royale in the media and the blogosphere between the fossil fuel industr ...

Taking Climate Change Seriously
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:14pm | Type: Press

June 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Developing a Moral Vision for Climate Change
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

A moral vision able to see the granular risks of climate change comes, I would argue, not from time (Obama’s “future children” or the Pope’s “Creation will destroy us”), but from space. ...

Taking Climate Change Seriously
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

All of the categories of those whom Jesus called “the least of these” will be directly affected by climate change. Climate change is about people, not just science and politics — ...

Five Questions for Katerina Friesen
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Katerina Friesen, a seminary student, knows the labor of love of land-based ministry. Bio: ...

Christians Affirm the EPA’s New Clean Power Plan
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama just took the most significant step to address climate change that we’ve ever seen out of the White House: he introduced the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan, which will c ...

Sustainability and Care for Creation: WCC and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In fact, we all need to advocate for climate justice and work toward protecting the earth. This includes Christian churches as well as all other religions around the globe. About ...

EPA Unveils Clean Power Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just released its new plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the first policy of its kind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agen ...

We Can't Afford Dirty Energy: Thoughts on Turkey, Appalachia, and Humility
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

We can’t afford dirty energy. It’s costing precious lives. We need to respond to the wonders of God’s creation with humility and obedience to God’s will. Two weeks ago in Soma, Tu ...

Our Biggest Climate Change Policy Ever Looms
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

On June 2, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will unveil our biggest climate change policy ever. June 2 is going to be a big deal. Why? Because EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is ...

Rabbi Gutow Joins Climate Change Summit
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 3:18pm | Type: Press

May 22, 2014 Sojo in the News San Diego Jewish World ...

What Does Marco Rubio Believe About Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

If Sen. Rubio believes that humans aren’t causing climate change, who does he believe is? Does he believe that climate change is natural, perhaps an act of God? Why is it so diffi ...

Turning The Corner - Holiday Weekend Details - String Of 80s Next Week
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:42pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Paul Douglas ...

The Bible Calls For Moral Action On Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 1:07pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Bible Calls For Moral Action on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

Our vocation—our calling—is to partner with God in preserving and sustaining the earth with all the creatures and species that God has made. The word used in most translations is “dominion,” and the true meani ...

Beyond Tithing: What to Do with the Other 90 Percent
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

As Christians we are commanded to give 10 percent of our resources to the church. But what about the other 90 percent of our resources? Does this 90 percent express our commitment to social justice, our love o ...

MAP: The Keystone XL's Path of Destruction
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill A map of the proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline. In “The Earth is the Lord’s (a ...

The Fateful Year Ahead
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We need to show that the zeitgeist is changing, and that there's a steep price for fooling us. ...

The Earth is the Lord's (and just look what we're doing with it)
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Cal DeWitt As we put creation's author to the test—with projects like the Keystone XL pipeline—there will be consequences. ...

Who Will Take Personal Responsibility for Denying Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Those who have led the charge against addressing climate change need to take personal responsibility for their actions. This week the National Climate Assessment Report was re ...

Farmers, Ranchers, and Indigenous Communities Rally in D.C. to Stop Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 1:24pm | Type: Blog

On Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day), 24 farmers, ranchers, and leaders of indigenous communities rode to Washington, D.C. on horseback to launch the Reject & Protect campaign. On ...

Why Some Evangelicals Are Praying President Obama Will Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Press

April 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Charles Redfern Huffington Post ...

Earth Week: A Witness To God's Glory
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Why I’m Praying President Obama Will Reject Keystone XL
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 7:53am | Type: Blog

The proposed Keystone XL Oil Pipeline would do little good and could wreak enormous harm. I’m compelled to halt my timid thy-will-be-done prayers and join a band of evangelicals boldly pleading for the permit’ ...

Darren Aronofsky: I'm Not Religious, But the Environmental Messages in 'Noah' Are
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

grossed more than $300 million since its release on March 28, spurs more people of faith to work against ...

Earth Week: A Witness to God's Glory
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Creation therefore, is a witness to the wonder and awe of God. Although humanity has been given the honor of bearing God’s image, the earth shows God’s creativity and ingenuity. T ...

A Gospel of the Garden
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 7:56am | Type: Blog

Wisdom is calling for every human dwelling — every neighborhood, whether rural, urban, suburban, to protect our environment, and nurture permanent food systems that yield abundance and permanent peace. ...

Why Environmentalism Is an Important Spiritual Discipline
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

Earth Day is often neglected by Christians because it’s not seen as an important issue — but what if environmentalism was essential to evangelism? In many ways, taking care of our environment is a direct form ...

Reject and Protect
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

This week, we finally had some good news in the fight against climate change: President Obama announced a further delay in the review process for the Keystone XL pipeline. Ed ...

Reorienting Ourselves to the Earth
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

Acts 2 calls us to turn the day of doom into a day of deliverance. The task requires us to actively and intentionally reorient ourselves to the earth. The accelerated pace of clim ...

Eating Greens to Keep the Earth Green
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

This week is Earth Week and as an intern community we are choosing to make concerted efforts to be greener in our choices to promote healthy bodies and ecosystems. Editor ...

Why Earth Week Matters
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

This year, Earth Day and Easter fall so close to each other that they almost touch. When we view Earth Day in the light of Easter, we’re urged to pick up our shovels and plant the seeds of creation’s resurrect ...

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Beauty Exhaustion: Discipleship and Getting Outside
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 6:47am | Type: Blog

A disciple gets outside. And they do so because the God they are following is outside. And taking a walk with God every once in a while does something for the soul. St. Bonaventur ...

Our Lady of the Watershed
Originally Posted: 11/13/2014 - 9:40am | Type: Magazine Article

these disciple us to our place so we can “exercise skilled mastery” (Genesis 1:28) within it, as biblical scholar ...

Praying for a Breakthrough on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

It’s when facing an obstacle of this magnitude that our faith matters most. As an outpouring of our faith, it is only natural to call upon God for wisdom and endurance, praying that we can fulfill our calling ...

Do Fish Need My Ibuprofen?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Sasha Adkins It's important for me to think about water as belonging to God. The following reflectio ...

An Enormous Sponge
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sara Stratton We have a responsibility to use the Earth's wealth relationally, not exploitatively. The ...

Recovering Creatureliness
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Grataski If we seek to follow Jesus in context, nothing is more contextual than a watershed. The foll ...

A Watershed Moment
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers In the face of ecocide, the choice before us is stark: discipleship or denial. OUR HISTORY IS incr ...

VIDEO: What is a Watershed?
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors What is a watershed? And why does it matter? All Americans live in an area serviced by one waters ...

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 ...

Unintended Journeys -- Showing the Effects of Natural Disasters and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

The temporary 'Unintended Journeys' exhibit, which runs until Aug. 13, is a powerful photographic portrait of the catastrophic effects environmental disasters are having on millions of people around ...

Lent: Falling in Love With the Ordinary
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Food is the thing we all have in common, and with it, Jesus set forth the Eucharist. Is that enough for you to believe food is important? I'm one not given to joy. I'm ...

That Our Creation Care Would Also Fight Racism and Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/17/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Are we listening to the voices closest to the ground — where the injustices of sin layer themselves against creation and the vulnerable in a double-offensive? What more perfect a ...

Listen for the Groaning; Then Worship!
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

Our addiction to consumption, our oil drills and oil spills, and our depleted uranium bullets whizzing through theaters of war in countries ravaged, torn apart — both the people and the land. Creation is groan ...

The Hope of Glory Amidst 'Bondage and Decay' of Environmental Injustice
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

I am encouraged because despite the bondage and decay, glory is coming. In order for us to really receive God’s promises, we need to relieve ourselves of the bondage of sin that is manifested through environme ...