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Big Brain. Big Heart?
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben What explains our moral leaders' mealy-mouthed silence on climate change? IN EARLY JUNE, a ...

Eye on the Sparrow
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Norcross Near the end of his life, Howard Thurman was called "one of the greatest spiritual resources of this nation." He ...

Christiana Figueres
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Wilson-Black Four Questions for Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

Legal Costs Continue to Burden BP
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Another $847 million has been added to BP's legal costs following the oil spill. From The Guardian : The Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to plague BP more than ...

Climate Change Has Dramatic Effect on Greenland's Ice Sheet
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Writing for The Huffington Post, Joanna Zelman reports on a new NASA study: Writing for The Huffington Post , Joanna Zelman reports on a new NASA study: Unpreceden ...

Young Evangelicals Stepping Up on Climate Action
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 8:21am | Type: Blog

In seeking to live as Christ’s disciples, Y.E.C.A. has come to see the climate crisis not only as a pressing challenge to justice and freedom, but also as a profound threat to “the least of these” with whom Je ...

Do Urban Farms Reduce Crime Rates?
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 12:37pm | Type: Blog

Mother Jones examine the growing phenomenon of urban farms, and the effects that they are having on their communities.   Mother Jones  examine the growing phenomenon of ...

Parents vs. Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

For The Daily Beast, Mark Hertsgaard asks why parents aren't taking the potential effects of climate change on their children's lives more seriously. For The Dai ...

Bill Nye on Climate Change and Wildfires
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Bill Nye the Science Guy may not be a real scientist, but he tells CNN's news anchor that he knows how to read a chart, and when you look at the data on climate change, journalistic objectivity shouldn� ...

Eco-Tragedies and Reconciliation in a Broken World
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: Blog

I was expecting something special, but internally I was hedging from being disappointed by yet another overhyped Christian event that falls short of its promise. Rest and renew ...

New Study Finds Fracking Can Pollute
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Salon reports on a new study which suggests that "fracking" can pollute water sources. Salon reports on a new study which suggests that "fracking" can ...

North Carolina Continues to Ignore Science
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

According to the Atlantic Cities, lawmakers in North Carolina have chosen to ignore studies that show sea levels are rising faster than previously expected in favor of developing new housing along the coast. ...

Faith and Grace for the Gulf
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

In huge news last week that was largely overwhelmed by the Supreme Court ruling on health care, Washington came together last week to direct the Clean Water Act fines from BP's oil drilling disaster of 20 ...

A Catholic Nun, A Teenage Girl, and Climate Justice
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Communities across the globe are being affected by the impacts of climate change, from food insecurity to extreme temperatures, but those with more resources are better able to adapt. Climate change is having ...

New Documentary Highlights Disastrous Climate Change in Bangladesh
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

The Atlantic profiles a new documnetary called Bangladesh: On The Frontlines of Climate Change. The Atlantic profiles a new documnetary called Bangladesh: On The Frontli ...

The Global Warming Hoax
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

We can now admit it: global climate change is one big hoax. But let’s give credit to the special effects experts who have given us wildfires, downpour, and record heat this past month writes Bill McKibben. ...

Summer Lovin’ and Creation at Church Camp
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

Summer camp integrated me into a Christian community that sought to reconcile humans with creation. In my family, working at church camp in the summer meant falling in love with t ...

Haiti's Only Hope
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Unlike the deforestation that has happened in Colorado in a matter of days, Haiti’s 98-percent deforestation has happened over centuries. The destruction to Haiti’s natural environment is almost complete. ...

Why Gas is Too Cheap
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen and Tom Witt What happens when a church tries to recognize the real cost of fossil fuels? CHOOSIN ...

Climate Change v. Poverty: A False Dichotomy?
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Final part of its series on evangelicals and climate change. In the final part of its series on evangelicals and climate change, The Christian Post 's Napp Nazworth ...

Wild Goose 2012: An Exercise in Mindfulness
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

I didn’t expect was for one of the most indelible lessons of the week to come from the RV we used. How do you know when someone has a Prius? Don’t worry; they’ll tell yo ...

Leading the Way, Like Luther
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

It takes a special person, after all, to get others excited about God’s creepy crawly little creatures and to use that excitement to launch a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. ...

Climate Scientist, Christian on Climate Change and Wildfires
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Fires are intimately related to temperature, humidity, and rainfall. So it makes sense to ask—is climate change making these fires worse? Do our energy choices, which include burning coal and gas and oil and i ...

Congress Stops Subsidizing the Utility Industry with Children’s Health
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

In a full vote Wednesday morning the Senate rejected a measure intended to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), a rule that would ...

Robert Redford: Quit Funding Dirty Energy!
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Robert Redford: "We should not be subsidizing the destruction of our planet." Writing for The Huffington Post , actor and environmental activist Robert Redford ...

Evangelicals and Climate Change: What Does the Future Hold? (Pt. 1)
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

What good is oil when there's nothing to eat?
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

For Salon , Fred Pearce writes: Saudi Arabians have grown colossally rich on the country’s oil reserves. They have grown used to the idea that petrodollars can buy them anything. But Saudis are waking up to the fact that all their wealth ...

Tutu: To live sustainably, we need to talk
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

Writing for The Huffington Post , Desmond Tutu , Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, a Nobel Peace Laureate and Chair of The Elders writes on why inter-generational dislogue is so important in tackling the big issues of the day: For the sak ...

North Carolina Senate: We're Not Interested in Climate Change
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

For Talking Points Memo , Eric Lach reports on the 'progress' of the North Carolina bill that restricts state agencies’ ability to take global warming into account when making sea-level rise projections: The language in the bil ...

Climate Change Affects Malawi Now
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Climate change experts and skeptics can hash it out all they want, but Victor Mughogho is living it. Climate change experts and skeptics can hash it out all they want, but Victor ...

Calling for Change (Literally!)
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 5:24pm | Type: Blog

A handful of our nation’s leading creation care voices came together with Sojourners to discuss how they answer tough questions and effectively communicate their faith and commitment to climate justice. ...

Rev. Gerald L. Durley
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick Four Questions for Rev. Gerald L. Durley, Pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Gerogia. ...

June 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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Unwelcome Milestone for Earth's Climate
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Carbon dioxide on the rise in the atmosphere. From  The Associated Press : The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon di ...

Testimony from EPA's Hearing on New Carbon Regulation
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Testimony delivered by Alycia Ashburn, Creation Care Campaign Director for Sojourners, to the Environmental Protection Agency's New Source Pollution Standards for Carbon Pollution Hearing on May 24 in Was ...

Senator Bernie Sanders Calls For End to "Polluter Welfare"
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

In an opinion piece for  The Huffington Post ,  Sen. Bernie Sanders  (I-VT) writes: At a time when we have more than $15 trillion national debt, American taxpayers are set to give away over $110 billion dollars to the oil, gas, and coal ind ...

Voices for Cleaner Air
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

More than 3,000 of you submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding their proposed carbon regulation. Thank you for your heartfelt letters and remarks in support of this rule. ...

QUIRK: Geodesic Domes and Urban (Rooftop) Farming
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

According to our friends at Good.is, Buckminster Fuller'sgeodesic dome is making a comeback with urban farmers. According to our friends at Good.is , Buckminster Fuller& ...

Fighting for Water
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

The Atlantic reports on 'The Coming Global Water Crisis.' The Atlantic  reports on 'The Coming Global Water Crisis': "In the next twenty yea ...

Protecting the Sacred
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

To the students, climate change is not an elusive issue that is invisible. For them, it’s personal: more severe allergies, asthma complications, unusual weather, and the disappearance of entire seasons. They k ...

Life on the Farm: A Photo Essay (Day Four)
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Amy’s mom, Suzie, and stepfather, Russ, live on a 12-acre apple orchard nestled against the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. Instead of describing it, I decided to show it. Amy ...

Welfare for (Very Rich) Oil Companies
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Subsidizing coal is like finding that beer-drinking college student and paying him to sit in a bar all day and night—it’s n ...

May 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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Wendell Berry Earns Highest Humanities Award, Lectures on Economy and Imagination
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

On Monday evening, Wendell Berry delivered the 41 st annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities, at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. According to the NEH, this is “the most prestigio ...

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

native eastern Ontario, Larose became the driving force for reforestation there, creating a 28 ...