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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

Even Under President Trump, Lotuses Can Still Bloom

It’s almost 4am and I haven’t been able to sleep. I thought I’d write to help me process my grief over Donald Trump’s presidential victory, come to acceptance, and get strength to fight. It’s amazing what just sitting down at the computer and formulating my thoughts has already done for my mood. One of my […]

November 9th

Dear God, is Oil a Blessing or a Curse?

By calling on Oklahomans to pray for oil, Governor Mary Fallin has stretched the limits of my patience and perhaps a little bit of my better judgment. Governor Fallin would have us all believe that it’s been a really tough year for the oil industry. In fact, it’s been so bad that she sat herself […]

October 20th

Moapa Paiute Indians Harness the Sun’s Energy in Nevada

Celebrating Native American self-resilience via energy harnessed from the sun, US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell recently green-lighted the third utility-scale solar project on Tribal lands of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians. Joining with Tribal leaders and First Solar representatives on reservation lands about 40 miles northeast of Las Vega, Secretary Jewell hailed the 60th […]

October 13th

Starting Forest Fires Declared a Sin in Indonesia

Hoping to end the annual blazes enveloping Southeast Asia in choking haze, Indonesia’s Islamic Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa against intentionally starting forest fires. The religious edict issued by the MUI declares that it is against Islamic law, or “haram,” for Muslims to burn forests or plantation lands. Issued in mid-September, the six-point fatwa […]

October 3rd

The Largest Church in Brooklyn is Going Solar

Founded in 1979, the Christian Cultural Center (CCC) is the largest church in Brooklyn. With over 37,000 members in its congregation, the CCC is the largest evangelical church in the New York region and one of the largest independent churches in the US. Sitting on an 11-acre sun-drenched campus, the CCC is hoping to make […]

September 19th

All Morocco’s Mosques Transitioning to Solar Power

With the first phase deadline set for 2019, Morocco has launched an ambitious “Energy Efficiency in Mosques” program aiming to provide solar power for all the mosques in the kingdom. By switching to energy-saving LED lighting, solar water heating, and rooftop solar PV electricity generation, significant savings are anticipated for the Moroccan Ministry of Religious […]

September 14th

Greening the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

The Hajj season of 2016 is underway in Saudi Arabia and the world’s attention is finely tuned to the environmental impacts of four million pilgrims converging on Mecca. The pilgrimage crowd is phenomenal and attempts to “green” the hajj, as we’ll cover in this update, are continuously improving and as innovative as ever. Taking place […]

September 12th