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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 ...

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

Ched Myers A Bible study on water, God, and redemption. In the Christian tradition we speak of baptismal wate ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...