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Environment

Purity Police Miss the Point

Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Climate Wishlist: What an Evangelical Climate Scientist and an Interfaith Renewable Energy Organizer Want for 2013

Sally Steenland speaks with the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham and Katharine Hayhoe on their work on the environment and climate change.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Iceberg in Alaska

Are We Finally Nearing the Tipping Point on Climate Change?

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy was a wake-up call that has forced many to shake off complacency and refocus on climate change.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Keystone XL protest

Climate Change

When taken as a moral issue, efforts to combat climate change find supporters across the religious spectrum.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Faithful ‘Fracktivists’

Religious leaders take a stand against the severity of health issues and ecological damage associated with fracking, writes Catherine Woodiwiss.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Carbon Fasting

Catherine Woodiwiss reports on how faith groups worldwide are cutting their carbon consumption to highlight the injustice of climate change.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Monday, March 5, 2012

Clean Energy Is a Matter of Justice

This week Jewish leaders across denominations signed a pledge with bold environmental goals, saying it is “a religious and moral imperative,” writes Catherine Woodiwiss.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Faith on the Front Lines of Climate Protection

Sally Steenland speaks with Joelle Novey, executive director of Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light, about her work at the intersection of faith and environmentalism.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, December 15, 2011

The ‘Green’ Pope Weighs in on Durban Climate Talks

Catherine Woodiwiss showcases the many different Christian religious organizations speaking out at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in South Africa.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Religious Voices Loud and Clear at Keystone XL Protests

Catherine Woodiwiss reports on how faith groups around the country banded together to condemn a tar sands pipeline from Canada.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It’s Easy Being Green: For God and a Greener Country

Communities of faith are taking steps to protect the earth.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

People of Faith Should Join Campaign to Fight Asthma in Their Communities

Marta Cook explains that a Center for American Progress Action Fund campaign provides an opportunity for faith communities to expand their environmental advocacy at the federal level.

By Marta Cook | Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Good Stewards of Creation, Good Stewards of Their Budgets

Houses of worship are saving big with new tools to reduce their energy use, writes Marta Cook.

By Marta Cook | Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Message from on High

Marta Cook applauds the Catholic Church for the forthright decision by its Academy of Sciences to address the moral dimensions of global warming.

By Marta Cook | Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Faith-Based Wake-Up Call on Earth Day

Manageable debt won’t do us much good if our planet isn’t livable in the future, writes Bishop Gene Robinson.

By Bishop Gene Robinson | Friday, April 22, 2011

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