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Caring for God’s Creation

Faith communities show their support for the EPA’s role in regulation and public health, write Marta Cook and Annelisa Steeber.

By Marta Cook and Annelisa Steeber | Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet

Sally Steenland interviews Ibrahim Abdul Matin about the role faith communities can play in helping protect the planet from global warming.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Religious Communities Press for Climate Justice

The Rev. Dr. Janet L. Parker discusses how religious groups see climate action as a matter of fairness and equality.

By Janet Parker | Thursday, April 22, 2010

Being Green and Muslim

Sally Steenland interviews Mohamad Chakaki about social and environmental issues and being a Muslim American.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Faith Groups Pledge to Fight Climate Change

Prior to the Copenhagen conference nearly 200 religious leaders gathered in England to make the largest ever faith commitment to environmental sustainability, writes Eleni Towns.

By Eleni Towns | Wednesday, December 9, 2009

21 Ways Faith Groups Are Combating Global Warming

Faith groups across the country are taking action to reduce the effects of global warming and reduce their own emissions.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

DC Muslims Embrace the Environment

Lester Feder reports on one Muslim community that is embracing the tenets of the religion’s teachings about the earth.

By Lester Feder | Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Faith-Based and Secular Groups Join Forces to Fight Big Coal in Virginia

Faith-based and environmental groups across Virginia have been joining forces to promote clean energy and stop new coal-fired power plants.

By Janet L. Parker, Ph.D. | Monday, January 12, 2009

Jewish Groups Embrace Sustainable Agriculture

Jewish environmental organizations are bridging religious tradition with support for locally produced food, writes Lester Feder.

By Lester Feder | Monday, December 22, 2008

A Growing Climate Partnership

Several environmental organizations are increasing their outreach to religious communities, writes Lester Feder.

By Lester Feder | Monday, November 24, 2008

Creation Care

Growing numbers of younger evangelicals are turning to the earth in their quest to find God, writes Lester Feder.

By Lester Feder | Thursday, November 13, 2008

Black Ministers Rally Action on Climate Change

African Americans are disproportionately affected by global warming, and black churches are taking action, writes Lester Feder.

By Lester Feder | Wednesday, September 17, 2008

God on the Radio

The rejection of a Christian environmental organization from a religious broadcaster's convention points to continuing climate change denial in conservative evangelicals.

By Lester Feder | Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wide Range of Faith Communities Celebrate Earth Day

Faith communities all over the country embraced Earth Day this year, but their commitment to climate change extends far beyond a single day.

By Sarah Dreier and Emily Perhamus | Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mothers Facing Pollution Risks Find Allies in the Religious Right

Religious Conservatives and Environmentalists are calling for stronger protections against pollution to promote healthy pregnancies.

By Teresita Perez | Monday, March 12, 2007