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An Earth Day for Liberals and Conservatives

In 1970, Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson and Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey came together for the first Earth Day. It was a different time. There was bipartisan support for regulating dirty factories, toxic dumps, polluted water, and the loss of wilderness. President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and enacted most of our environmental laws. President Ronald Reagan designated […]

April 22nd

Pope Francis Makes Climate Action a Priority in 2015

If reports are correct, Pope Francis plans to make 2015 a monumental year for Catholic environmental activism. He will issue a lengthy encyclical on climate change and environmentalism to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and give an address to the UN general assembly. According to Bishop Marcelo Sorondo, chanchellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the […]

December 29th

Why Religion Must Escape Its Harmful Image

It’s no secret that our modern world is witnessing a mass exodus from organized religion. In the United States, one-fifth of the public — and a third of adults under 30 — are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling. And just 51% of the European Union’s 27 nations said […]

November 6th

Is Coal Really the Answer to Energy Inequality?

It’s not hard to see inequalities in the energy world and one of the most glaring is unequal access to power. Conservative groups, like the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation have accused climate activists of waging a war against poor and vulnerable communities by denying them access to power in the form of coal. […]

October 16th

EPA Receives Conservative, Religious Leaders’ Support

This week the Environmental Protection Agency held public hearings on its proposed regulation to cut carbon pollution from power plants. While the Republican Party orthodoxy continues to question the science of climate change and the necessity of the EPA’s rules, conservative religious leaders showed up to the public hearings to support the proposed rules, even […]

August 1st

Would Jesus Accept Climate Science?

Climate change science is causing a schism of sorts among American Christians. On one side, you have Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University and an Evangelical Christian, who educates the public on the dangers of climate change. And, on the other, you have Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, spokesman […]

July 19th

What Religion May Bring to the Environmental Table

A recent USA Today article, “Taking to the Pulpit Against Climate Change,” depicts a war between religious environmentalists and Christian conservatives. It’s an interesting article that highlights the growing number of individuals and groups who are making the connection between religion and environmentalism. But it does make me wonder — if more religious leaders take the pulpit […]

July 16th