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Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker @ Religion & Ecology Summit

I’m blogging live from the Religion and Ecology Summit today. The prolific, Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University and director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, just finished giving her keynote address. Here are some quotes that stood out to me: “We have the find the words […]

March 11th

EPA Protects Drinking Water, Faith Groups Respond

Image available on Flickr When crude oil spilled into a seasonal stream in Texas in 2007, the EPA could do nothing; it couldn’t impose a fine or even require cleanup. A loophole in the Clean Water Act shielded the polluters from accountability and made it impossible for the EPA to protect drinking water and the health of the surrounding community. But that loophole […]

May 28th

India’s Sacred Rivers: Purity and Pollution

Hinduism is an ancient and highly complex religion. Because it is practiced in so many varied ways by such a large population of people, it’s nearly impossible to give it one precise description. But one thing all Hindus have in common is their reverence of water. With water, Hindus attain purity and avoid pollution — […]

October 1st

The Orthodox Church and the Fight Against Pebble Mine

Alaska’s controversial Pebble Mine project received another major setback this week. Global mining firm, Rio Tinto, announced that it will divest its 19 percent in the project and donate its shares to two state charities. While this announcement is just the latest nail in the Pebble Mine coffin — British mining powerhouse, Anglo American, pulled […]

April 10th