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Two Ways Pope Francis Can Take Climate Action

Remember the excitement you had for the Catholic Church a few short weeks ago? Pope Francis’s trip to the United States whipped us all into a faith-based frenzy, especially when it came to his remarks about climate change and environmentalism. Whether you loved what he said or thought he was being too political, one thing is […]

October 19th

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

Religious and Spiritual Leaders Make Climate Commitment

By Sarah Hoffman How will you commit to reversing climate change? On September 21, the muggy eve of fall, world religious leaders and members of New York’s spiritual community gathered beneath two giant, LED-lit, flying phoenixes to ask that very question, calling the world to action for “God’s House,” “Mother Earth” — our home, now […]

September 22nd

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

World Council of Churches Gathers for Climate Change

This week, around 30 religious leaders from around the globe have gathered in Wuppertal, Germany as part of the annual World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Working Group on Climate Change. Formally inaugurated in 1948, the WCC is a world-wide fellowship of churches based in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s the broadest and most inclusive among the many […]

May 15th