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US Lutherans Divesting from Fossil Fuels!

  Committed to working towards a sustainable future, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is divesting from its fossil fuel investments! A majority of the 900 voting members approved this historic resolution at its 2016 Churchwide Assembly on August 13. Rev. Barbara Rossing, a professor at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, said, […]

August 22nd

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

Muslim Leaders Issue Declaration on Climate Change

Next Tuesday, August 18, in Istanbul, Muslim scholars and religious leaders will make a call. They will release an “Islamic Climate Change Declaration” that will explain why climate change is the world’s most pressing challenge, why 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe have a religious duty to take action, and how they can fulfill this […]

August 13th

Summary of Pope’s Environmental Encyclical

Pope Francis has released the first ever papal encyclical focused solely on the environment. The document titled, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home” describes environmentalism as a moral duty for everyone — not just a religious duty for Catholics, or a matter of politics or economics. The much-anticipated, hotly debated, and hugely influential 184-page […]

June 19th

Pope’s Environmental Encyclical Leaked Early by Catholic Conservative

In what the Vatican has called a “heinous act,” Italian Magazine L’Espresso leaked a draft of Pope Francis’s much-anticipated environmental encyclical on Monday, breaking an embargo on the document set for Thursday. The draft version is in Italian; no official English translation is available. But The Washington Post took a crack at translating portions of the 192-page […]

June 16th

Divest Movement Grows With Church of England

Despite the best efforts of a few misguided climate deniers, more and more congregations and faith groups around the world, like the half-billion strong World Council of Churches, are taking action to reduce their carbon emissions, save on their energy bills, and protect Creation from the devastating risks of climate change. And last Thursday, the Church […]

May 4th