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Paris Attacks, COP21 and the WCC: Embracing the Other

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.26.2016 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In the fear-filled atmosphere that has broken hearts and led spirits to despair, many people are nervous about attending COP21 and afraid of the future. Some politicians try to use this attack to close their countries' doors to refugees.

With Laudato Si' (Praised Be), Pope Francis Renews Dialogue on Ecology

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 06.18.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

With the publication today of Laudato Si' (Praised Be), already the most widely-read papal encyclical in church history, Pope Francis eviscerated every false choice in today's tired environmental debate, beginning with the notion that the ecological crisis pits people against nature.

To Serve and to Keep: Responding to Pope Francis' Call to Become Protectors of Creation

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Efforts like those of EcoPeace come at a critical moment in human history. Environmental degradation and climate change have become the focus of concern for people of all faiths worldwide.

African-American Congregations Look To 'Go Green'

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) At Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, members and neighbors buy fruits and vegetables from a black farmers market and work in an organi...

Does God Love The World?

Russ Pierson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Russ Pierson

Young, hip pastor, Mark Driscoll was speaking at a major evangelical conference recently when he said, "I know who made the environment. He's coming back and he's going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV." His words suggest a throwaway theology that sees the created world as disposable.

A Jewish Eco-Theology

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 01.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

We are created in the image of God, but we are not God. Humanity's unparalleled wisdom and power needs to be tempered by humility.

An Environmental Confession For The High Holidays

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

The Jewish concept of repentance is called Teshuvah ("return" in English) and one of the critical aspects of repentance is the act of confession.

10 Teachings On Judaism And The Environment

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

By putting God at the center of life, we see the sacred in everything and the natural world becomes a source of wonder and not only a resource for our use and abuse.

Sacred Writings On The Environment

Rev. Fletcher Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Fletcher Harper

The leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations.

God Is My Rock: How The Earth Reveals The Divine

Rev. Fletcher Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Fletcher Harper

I've found over the years that most people have powerful spiritual experiences outdoors, experiences which move them deeply and connect them with the divine.