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Evangelicals for Donald Trump Lost Their Values Long Ago

Last week Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, asked New York Times‘ readers an important question: have evangelicals who support Trump lost their values? In the opinion piece, Moore describes the blustering bigoted presidential candidate as a “Bronze Age warlord” who “built his career […]

September 22nd

World Day of Prayer Explodes Thanks to Pope Francis

Instead of sending their prayers up to the heavens last week, religious people around the world prayed for the earth on September 1st. For the past 25 years, the Orthodox Church dedicated September 1st, the beginning of the new year in the Orthodox liturgical calendar, to care for the environment. The World Council of Churches […]

September 10th

Can the Orthodox Church Save Russia’s Economy & Environment?

As Russia’s economy struggles, government officials are throwing their support behind an unorthodox economic answer: the Orthodox Financial System (OFS). The new system offers to help the country survive Western sanctions while upholding the traditional principles of the Orthodox Church, such as charity, moderate consumption, social values, and environmentalism. But could this system be too […]

August 27th

How the Encyclical Compares With the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

This week, Muslim leaders from 20 different countries gathered in Istanbul for the Islamic Climate Change Symposium.  At the end of the two-day summit, attendees released the “Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change.” Released just months after Pope Francis published his environmental encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” it is hard not to see […]

August 19th

Seneca Lake Defenders Find Inspiration in Pope Francis

In just two months, Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” has inspired a lot of good for the environment. Large religious groups divested their holdings from fossil fuel companies. Rabbis came together to promote wind power. Organizations as large as the Girl Scouts, and as small as individual congregations, have […]

August 18th

Episcopal Church Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Two weeks after Pope Francis released his environmental encyclical, the leadership of the Episcopal church voted to withdraw from fossil fuel holdings as a means of fighting climate change. While the vote only covers a very small portion of church holdings, it is still an important symbolic gesture. “The vote says that this is a […]

July 15th

Why Won’t Catholics Divest?

In his recently released environmental encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis urges us all — Catholic and non-Catholics — to take climate action by divesting. “We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels — especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas […]

July 13th

Girl Scouts Meet With Pope Francis

Image of Girl Scout Catherine Riordan with Pope Francis courtesy of “L’Isservatore Romano” SCV On the day of the Epiphany in 1965, twenty-one Girl Guide associations established the International Catholic Conference of Guiding (ICCG). It was a time of radical change around the world — from the Vietnam War, to civil rights movements, to a growing […]

June 30th