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Why the Encyclical Has Lasting Power

You may have heard — last Thursday, Pope Francis issued an environmental encyclical called “Laudato Sii: On the Care for Our Common Home.” In the document, he praised the beauty and love of Sister, Mother Earth and urged us all — Catholics and non-Catholics — to protect her. I have to admit that I hungrily devoured all […]

June 24th

Jewish Leaders Speak Up for Climate Action

“The world is on fire and God is calling upon us to act.” So says the initial statement issued last week by Shomrei Breishit, an international, multi-denominational network of rabbis and cantors providing a Jewish religious voice on climate change. In the Jewish tradition, rabbis and cantors wake people of faith from inaction and ignite […]

November 20th

Fossil Fuel Divestment (Part I: The Whys and Hows)

Moral imperative rests in our hands like a flag praying to be raised in the battle to restore our environment to life-sustaining condition. Systematic mortal damage is being intentionally inflicted by fossil fuel producers on our bodies, our properties, our homeland and our ways of life. As faithful recipients of our Creator’s trust, religious communities […]

July 29th

Presbyterians Consider Fossil Fuels Divestment

Religious organizations around the world are beginning to view divestment from fossil fuels as a necessary, moral step to protect creation. Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently compared fossil fuel divestment with anti-apartheid style boycotts that have worked to loosen the grip of South Africa’s oppressors. And UN Climate Change Secretary Christiana Figueres specifically called on religious organizations to […]

June 19th

Phoenix Fellowship Praises God by Protecting the Planet

The Creative Living Fellowship in Phoenix, Arizona, is a unique religious organization that is committed to social service and environmental stewardship. CLF follows the principles of religious science or “new thought.” They use The Science of the Mind written by Dr. Ernest Holmes as their foundational text as well as the Bible and other sacred writings. Religious science, which is not […]

May 20th