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Sacred Writings on the Environment

Posted January 12, 2011 | 20:44:39 (EST)

Great Spirit, our Creator, you have made everything and are in everything. You sustain everything, guide everything, provide everything and protect everything because everything belongs to you. We are weak, poor and lonely; nevertheless, help us to offer gratitude and compassion to all your creation. We love the stars, the...

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God is My Rock: How the Earth Reveals the Divine

Posted January 9, 2011 | 22:16:30 (EST)

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength; the Lord is my stony rock, and my defense. -- Psalm 18:1

When I was eight or nine, I was playing outside on a hillside near the sea in Rhode Island, where my family spent time during the summer. It was overcast....

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Choose Life: The Religious Mandate for Chemical Policy Reform

Posted August 1, 2010 | 09:22:20 (EST)

Before serving in a parish, I worked as a hospital chaplain on a cancer ward at a Chicago hospital. Arriving at work each morning was like entering the night of the living dead. After seeing dozens of people dying and hundreds of families afflicted by grief, religious teachings about the...

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Silence, God, and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Posted May 7, 2010 | 13:39:00 (EST)

A seminary professor once taught me about the most important passage in the book of Job. From her perspective, the most significant passage was neither Satan's convincing God to try Job's faith by torturing him, nor the graphic descriptions of Job's boils, nor God's verbal counterattack from the whirlwind after...

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