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What are the Environmental Costs of Pork?

Producing more than enough poop to fill over 15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools every year, hog facilities and other animal operations in North Carolina are placing an atrocious strain on the environment. A recent report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Waterkeeper Alliance (Waterkeepers) outlines the high environmental costs of producing nearly 10 billion […]

July 12th

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

Creation in the Christian New Testament Bible

There’s only one Earth, and to protect it from the damages that human beings are inflicting upon it, we must compel ourselves and each other to work together. Adopting a common purpose to protect our environment among people who are widely differing may not seem like an easy task. But understanding and accepting people with […]

December 13th

Aronofsky’s “Noah” Links Righteousness With Environmentalism

Darren Aronofsky is best known for portraying disturbing, tortured characters, like those in Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, who struggle with their obsessions. But Aronofsky, who was raised culturally Jewish, has also explored religious themes in Pi and the The Fountain. His newest movie, Noah, is a combination of both themes — a prophet who struggles with his obsession to prove […]

April 3rd

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