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Interfaith EcoJustice Predicted To Rise Under Donald Trump

Creation Care leaders are predicting the coming Trump presidency will prompt more ecojustice activism, including non-violent civil disobedience, within US faith communities. Writing for Baptist News, Jeff Brumley states that “Faith-based protests of pipeline projects, global warming and other environmental causes won’t just be for the hard core anymore, thanks to Donald J. Trump.” EcoJustice […]

December 19th

Dalai Lama Says Climate Action Is Logical

Yesterday, the Dalai Lama released a video urging world leaders to take strong action at the UN climate talks starting on November 30 in Paris. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader is one of growing number of religious leaders, including Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew, to call for immediate climate action. While acknowledging humanity’s great accomplishments in the fields […]

October 21st

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

Bernie Sanders Must Read EdenKeeper

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders must read EdenKeeper. At last night’s democratic presidential debate he referenced Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical when asked how he would tackle climate change and acknowledged that climate action is a “moral issue.” His answer stood in stark contrast to other presidential candidates who talked about a green energy revolution and encouraging foreign countries […]

October 14th

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