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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

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

California’s Interfaith Community Unites for the Climate

Last week California Interfaith Power & Light (IPL), celebrated 22 amazing California congregations and groups at its 9th annual Cool Climate Awards. It was my second year attending the event, and I was once again inspired by the ways the winners reduced their energy and water consumption, advocated for more climate action, and educated their communities. But this […]

November 16th

West Oakland Takes on King Coal

The historic neighborhood of West Oakland, California is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s last bastions of true grit. Local residents have battled unemployment, poverty, and crime. It was here almost 50 years ago that Huey Newton and Bobby Seale drafted the Black Panther Ten Point Program to declare the rights of the African-American community. Now local congregations […]

November 5th

Faith Groups Call Us to Wake Up to the Truth About Climate Change

Yesterday, history was made. Nearly 400,000 people gathered in New York City in what is being called the largest climate march in history. But it wasn’t just bear-breasted women and people in dreadlocks who showed up. The faith community — a traditionally conservative voice on political issues — stood alongside hippies, left-leaning celebrities and politicians, and activists. They […]

September 22nd