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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

A Discussion With Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, the Birth Mother of Jewish Environmentalism

The connection between environmentalism and religion is not new. In the 13th century, St. Francis of Assisi preached that humans have a duty to both love and protect Creation and the Muslim poet, Rumi, described the beauties of nature. In the 16th century, Kabbalists practiced rituals to enliven Creation and bring God’s blessing into the […]

October 21st

Florida Evangelicals Urge Gov. to Act on Climate Change

Evangelicals in Florida are increasing pressure on Gov. Rick Scott to make confronting the impacts of climate change a priority. Rev. Mitch Hescox, president of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), has started a petition calling on Scott to take action on climate change: As Christians, we believe that God’s grace empowers us to honestly confront the […]

May 21st

Getting to Know Eco-Spirituality

When I tell people about EdenKeeper they are often surprised that someone is trying to make a spiritual connection to the environment. “Christians aren’t really environmental,” they say, or “Do you mean like worshipping Mother Earth?” If I use the word “religion” instead of “spiritual” when explaining Eden Keeper, that opens the door to a […]

December 11th