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Desmond Tutu Declares Climate Change a Human Rights Issue

South Africa has notable inspirational figures. Last year we lost one of the greatest, Nelson Mandela. However, there is another leader who continues to spread faith, hope, and peace. Desmond Tutu is an Anglican bishop and social rights activist. He gained fame worldwide for opposing apartheid in the 1980s for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace […]

February 21st

The Minister of Wind and Fire

He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. Psalm 104:4 The snow melted, because in true Missouri fashion, we went from 5° to 50° in a day. The streets became safe again, and the kids and I went back to school. The fields and yards became swamps of mud. I decided that the […]

January 17th

Unitarian Society of Germantown Upholds Its Creed to Respect Nature

By Gina Merlino Religious groups voicing their stances on social issues is nothing new. But it is not often that we hear about their environmental work and opinions. Ecological responsibility has been slow to make a real impact on places of worship. However, there are signs that green spirituality is slowly growing. One such example is the Unitarian Society of […]

January 17th

Quotes From Popes on the Environment

The papacy has long been a platform for environmentalism. Pope Francis’ recent denunciation of environmental degradation in an address to the Diplomatic Corps marks a welcome continuation of this trend. Looking back through the years, the message has stayed consistent. The earth was given to humans, Christian doctrine asserts, so it is our responsibility to […]

January 15th

Pope Denounces Greedy Exploitation of the Environment

This morning, Pope Francis addressed the Diplomatic Corps in his state-of-the-world speech in the Apostolic Palace’s Sala Regia. He highlighted many of the issues he’s passionately spent the last year bringing to our attention – poverty, the Syria conflict, and care for the vulnerable. Of particular interest to Eden Keeper, the Pope also highlighted his environmental […]

January 13th

Making the Commitment

By Kathy Teel Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. –Proverbs 16:3 Another snow day, and every congregation in town has cancelled services. Part of me winces at this, because it’s CHURCH, and GOD, and we have an OBLIGATION. What, do we just get to stay home when the weather’s […]

January 7th

5 New Year’s Resolutions

 By Kathy Teel One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be a more active supporter of nature in my region.  For me, that’s not going to just be doing a set of tasks, it’s going to be a whole re-orienting of my thinking and my spirit. Here are some ways I’m going to try […]

January 1st

What Does God Say About Eating Meat?

By Hilda Hiong There is a Chinese proverb — 井底之蛙 (jǐng dǐ zhī wā) meaning frog in a well. According to the proverb, there was once a sea turtle who came upon a frog that lived in a well. The frog boasted “Look how happy I am with my cozy well!” The turtle replied “Have […]

December 30th