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Pope Francis Builds Bridge Between Economy and Environment

View image | gettyimages.com Today Pope Francis addressed Congress. Members, both Republicans and Democrats, smiled, cried, applauded, and cheered. As I watched the live broadcast and saw some of the nation’s most powerful leaders hanging intently on the broken English of an old man in a white robe, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for those politicians who […]

September 24th

Evangelicals for Donald Trump Lost Their Values Long Ago

Last week Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, asked New York Times‘ readers an important question: have evangelicals who support Trump lost their values? In the opinion piece, Moore describes the blustering bigoted presidential candidate as a “Bronze Age warlord” who “built his career […]

September 22nd

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

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

Fighting Cholera With Environmental Cleanliness

We all know that strong environmental protection is great for the ocean, air, and polar bear. But we often forget that being good to the environment is also good for people. A cleaner planet means less disease and better health. This is the situation in Ghana right now. A cholera epidemic that has killed many and infected […]

September 17th