Green Companies Changing the Economy

Published on March 27th, 2018 | by

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A socially responsible mission statement makes for good business, and investment firms know it. When they provide fiscally sound opportunities as a result of the growing demand for portfolios that reflect a client’s values, portfolio managers open up pathways for effective investments that meet socially conscious investors’ needs. “I’m looking for that sweet spot,” Howard […]

The Mudd of Prophet Mohammad

Published on November 8th, 2017 | by

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Last February, I was blessed with doing a Umrah trip to Saudi Arabia with a group from my hometown Sacramento, California. Umrah is the non-mandatory visit that Muslims do to Mecca to perform certain rituals and, unlike Hajj, can be performed any time during the year. Although visiting Medina, the city where Prophet Mohammad (peace […]

Dakota Access Pipeline Is “Morally Unacceptable”

Published on March 2nd, 2017 | by

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Would Jesus put the profits of a few before the health of many? Not likely. It’s easy then to know how Jesus would feel about the Dakota Access pipeline, which puts drinking water for millions at risk. After the federal government approved the pipeline last week, Catholics came together to call the project “morally unacceptable.” “We […]

Find Solace Outside: Meditations Led by Rabbi Katy Allen

Published on February 1st, 2017 | by

2 years ago by

These are challenging times. The barrage of bad news may make you anxious. The growing threats to our planet, health, family, friends, neighbors and legal system are scary. It’s hard to trust our leaders and our sources of information. The world seems to be spinning and many of us want the ride to stop; or, at […]

Solar Power For Churches Is Getting Easier & Cheaper

Published on January 5th, 2017 | by

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Faith members considering solar power for churches, temples, mosques, and other houses of worship are discovering that installations are getting both easier and cheaper. Since 2009, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), costs for non-residential solar installations have dropped around 73%, from around $7.50 per kilowatt to today’s cost of about $2 per […]

Interfaith EcoJustice Predicted To Rise Under Donald Trump

Published on December 19th, 2016 | by

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Creation Care leaders are predicting the coming Trump presidency will prompt more ecojustice activism, including non-violent civil disobedience, within US faith communities. Writing for Baptist News, Jeff Brumley states that “Faith-based protests of pipeline projects, global warming and other environmental causes won’t just be for the hard core anymore, thanks to Donald J. Trump.” EcoJustice […]

“Solarize with Faith” Energizes Connecticut

Published on December 8th, 2016 | by

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A community outreach program in Connecticut called Solarize with Faith is helping faith group members display their creation care by putting solar on their roofs. Their beautiful motto? “Stewardship in our hearts. Solar on our roofs.” What is Solarize With Faith? “Sparked” by the Connecticut Green Bank, Solarize with Faith is an offshoot of the […]

Pope Francis Says Money Dominates Politics

Published on December 8th, 2016 | by

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Pope Francis had strong words for world leaders’ priorities, including United States president-elect Donald Trump last week. During a speech the pontiff decried politicians who promote corporate profits above the common good. “The ‘distraction’ or delay in implementing global agreements on the environment shows that politics has become submissive to a technology and economy which seek […]