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Solar Power For Churches Is Getting Easier & Cheaper

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 […]

January 5th

Interfaith EcoJustice Predicted To Rise Under Donald Trump

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 […]

December 19th

“Solarize with Faith” Energizes Connecticut

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 […]

December 8th

Pope Francis Says Money Dominates Politics

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 […]

December 8th

Iconic Gloucester Cathedral in UK Goes Solar

Formally blessed and sanctified, 150 solar panels forming a 38 kW array have been pressed into religious service at the iconic Gloucester Cathedral in Gloucestershire, England. Dubbed the oldest cathedral in the world to install solar panels, the new photovoltaic system will help reduce the ancient cathedral’s energy costs by 25%. Gloucester Cathedral Project Pilgrim […]

November 28th

Pray for the Water Protectors and Sign Their Petition #NoDAPL

Violence is escalating against the Water Protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux. On Sunday night, November 20th, temperatures were below freezing when peaceful protesters were fired on with water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We need to act now to help support their peaceful, unarmed efforts to protect their sacred sites and native homelands […]

November 23rd

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

Hailing the COP22 Interfaith Climate Change Statement

Hailing the COP22 Interfaith Climate Change Statement, world governments and the United Nations are recognizing the valuable contributions that faith-based organizations are offering in response to global warming. Addressing climate change as a moral issue, religious leaders are playing a prominent role in engaging civil society’s attention and interest in climate action. Nearly Every Religion […]

November 17th