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Interfaith Celebration Highlights Solidarity and Sustainability

East Bay-based Cantare Cov Vivo Youth Ensemble poses with CIPL Steering Committee members. By Allis Druffel of California Interfaith Power & Light California Interfaith Power & Light (CIPL) held its 10th annual Cool Climate Awards ceremony at Oakland’s Beebe Memorial Cathedral last night, and the feeling of interfaith solidarity in the room was palpable. CIPL members […]

November 17th

Jews, Judaism, and Genetically Modified Crops

About a year ago, EdenKeeper published an article discussing the Jewish perspective on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We acknowledged the benefits and risks and concluded by asking a simple question: do GMOs help Jews create a more perfect world? Roger Price, an attorney and founder of the wonderful site, Judaism and Science, took a slightly different look. […]

March 9th

Heading Into Paris: A Dozen Years in the Making

By: Allis Druffel As the international UN Climate Talks commence in Paris, there is great hope from multiple sectors for serious, long-term action. As a California Catholic involved in the faith/ecology nexus, it is fascinating to review the development of sustainability efforts in the last dozen years and how our state has become a leader […]

December 1st

DC Church Claims Bike Lanes Violate Religious Freedom

A lot of religious organizations do a lot of great work to protect the environment. From Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, to small congregations making the choice to go green and connect to nature, the faithful show their dedication to the people and world around them in a myriad of ways. Well, at least they should show their dedication; […]

October 20th

How Islamic Faith Supports Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical

Originally published on CliM’Blog By Neeshad Vs Viewing “Laudato Si” (“Praised Be”) Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment as an important opportunity to expand the conversation about the relationship between religion and environment, I am writing this post to highlight the Islamic perspective on the issue. Last week encyclical from Pope Francis has been widely hailed […]

August 7th

Infographic: An Interfaith Call for Climate Action

This material was originally published by the Center for American Progress By Lauren Kokum Religious leaders and people of faith have long believed that caring for creation and the planet’s precious resources is an issue of basic justice. Pope Francis articulated the moral crisis of climate change in his highly anticipated encyclical, “Laudato Si,” and […]

July 1st

The Religious Roots of American Environmentalism

The following is reprinted with permission from Religion Dispatches. Follow RD on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates and be sure to check out RD’s cool, new science section, The Cubit, which examines the intersection between science, religion, technology, and ethics. By Lauren Sutton What do the Mad Max franchise, protests of the Keystone pipeline, and […]

June 16th

What Republicans Mean When They Compare Climate Change to Religion

The following is reprinted with permission from Religion Dispatches. Follow RD on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates and be sure to check out RD’s cool, new science section, The Cubit, which examines the intersection between science, religion, technology, and ethics. Last week, Texas Republican Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, […]

May 7th