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Inhofe Says Science Deniers “Doing Lord’s Work”

It’s hard out there for a climate denier, especially in Paris this week. As public consciousness in even the most conservative countries — the United States, Australia, and Canada — has shifted toward debating action, people are less interested in debating science. But Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), isn’t ready to admit defeat just yet. Although he opted […]

December 9th

President Francois Hollande’s Spiritual Environmentalism

Climate change is a historic, global event threatening our safety, our food, our health, and our children. But the seriousness of the event often gets lost in decimal-point warming trends and sea-level rise predictions. Thankfully, this is something French President François Hollande has noticed and is beginning to remedy by tying activism to morality and religion. […]

December 2nd

Heading Into Paris: A Dozen Years in the Making

By: Allis Druffel As the international UN Climate Talks commence in Paris, there is great hope from multiple sectors for serious, long-term action. As a California Catholic involved in the faith/ecology nexus, it is fascinating to review the development of sustainability efforts in the last dozen years and how our state has become a leader […]

December 1st

Melting Glaciers in Tibet Worry Buddhist Monk

This week, as world leaders gather in Paris for the United Nations’ 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to discuss climate change, EdenKeeper plans to bring you stories from communities vulnerable to the devastating effects of climate change. The first story comes from Tibet, where a Buddhist monk is drawing attention to the rapid rate of warming at […]

November 30th

California’s Interfaith Community Unites for the Climate

Last week California Interfaith Power & Light (IPL), celebrated 22 amazing California congregations and groups at its 9th annual Cool Climate Awards. It was my second year attending the event, and I was once again inspired by the ways the winners reduced their energy and water consumption, advocated for more climate action, and educated their communities. But this […]

November 16th

Buddhist Leaders Release Climate Change Statement

Less than a month before the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) is set to begin, UN delegates received another powerful climate change declaration from the global faith community. Signatories to the Buddhist Climate Change Statement to World Leaders warn, “We are at a crucial crossroads where our survival and that of other species is […]

November 10th

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

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