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How to Survive Climate Change the Best Possible Way

What do a government scientist, reverend, fisherman, and farmer all have in common? As Pope Francis wrote in his environmental encyclical, “Praised Be,” they all share a common home. And, as floods, droughts, heat waves, and storms hurt their home with increasing frequency and severity, they all share a common desire to survive and prosper. It’s […]

July 23rd

Pope Francis to Open Vatican Farm in 2015

In 2014, Pope Francis has stood up for climate action and environmental reform, inspired a shift in United States-Cuba policy, and fought antiquated Catholic doctrines and policies. To many Catholics and non-Catholics he is a force, a hero, a badly needed voice for change. And next year promises even more as he opens the Vatican’s farm to […]

December 23rd

Fair Trade Coffee From Uganda Interfaith Co-op

Fair trade businesses, offering everything from agriculture to jewelry, offer many fine examples of great ideas bringing great people together. Organizing worker cooperatives through a fair trade business model is both refreshingly ethical and economically smart. Fair trade company owners use their business savvy to pay workers based more closely to the actual retail value […]

November 25th

Is This Utopia? A Look at Fox’s New Series

Despite my awareness of the possible negative effects of watching TV — antisociality, heightened materialism, “brain-rot,” etc. — I still do it. For one reason, as fans of the The Wire or Breaking Bad explain, television has gotten really good, approaching cinematic levels of quality. But more importantly, when taken in moderate doses, with a […]

October 18th

Islamic Sharia Investments Go Green

For Arabic-speaking people, sharia means a moral code and religious law of a prophetic religion. Islamic sharia deals with personal matters such as sexual intercourse, hygiene, diet, prayer, everyday etiquette, and fasting, as well as topics addressed by secular law including crime, politics, and economics. Today, many religious organizations exercise morality in investing, and Islam is no exception. Sharia-based […]

September 3rd