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Senate Race: Christian, Anti-Environmental Candidates

It’s Election Day! Hopefully, everyone reading this will feel the same level of excitement we feel at EdenKeeper and get out to vote. Today, we have the chance to voice our opinions, change the direction of our country, and hopefully make tomorrow even better. But choosing who to vote for can sometimes be confusing and scary, […]

November 4th

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

Values in Trivialism: “Songs From the Second Floor”

Performing a trick on stage, a magician accidentally saws directly into his volunteer. Flagellants slowly march through city streets, past an endless sea of traffic, whipping themselves with rope. A man burns his furniture store down in the midst of an economic crisis. He goes to a church, where the vicar complains that he has […]

July 23rd

A Complete Faith Includes Care for the Earth

In nature, the believer recognizes the wonderful result of God’s creative activity, which we may use responsibly to satisfy our legitimate needs, material or otherwise, while respecting the intrinsic balance of creation. —Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas Veritate 48 This quote is actually part of Pope Benedict’s larger discussion on political and economic justice. To spread earth’s […]

February 24th