Live Event: “Becoming a Peace Maker” With Rabbi Katy Allen

Published on November 17th, 2016 | by

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The volatile presidential election and surprising victory of Donald Trump has sparked divides between families and friends, violence and hateful rhetoric. Many of us are reacting to the world with anger, fear, hopelessness and disgust right now. Overcoming these emotions may seem overwhelming, but it’s possible and necessary. On Friday, November 18th at 2pm EST/11am […] read more

Interfaith Celebration Highlights Solidarity and Sustainability

Published on November 17th, 2016 | by

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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 […] read more

Hailing the COP22 Interfaith Climate Change Statement

Published on November 17th, 2016 | by

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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 […] read more

Dear God, is Oil a Blessing or a Curse?

Published on October 20th, 2016 | by

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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 […] read more

Moapa Paiute Indians Harness the Sun’s Energy in Nevada

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by

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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 […] read more

Starting Forest Fires Declared a Sin in Indonesia

Published on October 3rd, 2016 | by

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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 […] read more