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Reversing Genesis: The Ransacking of Temple Earth

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

If you were to enter a church, mosque, or synagogue determined to plunder it before burning it down, you would probably end up in custody. Do the same to Earth, home to us all, and you might be eligible for a government subsidy.

How to Rescue Your Religion

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

How often have we heard this? "Religion is violent." "Religion is sexist." "Religion is wrecking the planet." Actually, more often than not, religion gone wrong has been hijacked. Stolen. Bought, sold, made off with.

Ever Really Thought About What's in Your Exfoliator?

Indie Lee | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Indie Lee

When it comes to getting the perfect summer glow, it's no secret that an exfoliator is a key player in the process. But, have you ever looked closely into your bottle and thought about what those tiny little beads of added texture actually are?

Toward Local Resilience in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Joining the European Union should have been a step up environmentally for Hungary. But it was a mixed blessing.

Eve of Extinction?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Evidence pointing to the reality of human caused environmental change is increasingly streaming through global media outlets and information sources.

Watching the World Burn With Merwin

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 06.03.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

Even though the Whole World is Burning, premiering Sunday at the Maui Film Festival, begins unexpectedly in a valley of exotic palms. This is the biography of W. S. Merwin, Poet Laureate and erudite man of conscience.

Being Mindful, Becoming Whole

John Stanley | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion
John Stanley

A conversation with Connirae Andreas, developer of Core Transformation, about awakening, transformation & healing. John Stanley: The emerging theme o...

"Walk With Me": What Do the Curses in Leviticus 26 Mean for Us Today?

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

What do these curses mean, and what can they teach us? It sounds like the message is just that we should be obedient -- but that's not what it means.

Hanna Ranch Despite the Odds

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Nancy Cohen-koan

If one accepts symbolism, then the idea of Mother Nature, is surely the feminine aspect of reality. And as global chaos reminds us every day, the Moth...

World Council Of Churches And The Urgency Of Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We have often misunderstood Genesis 1:28, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground" to legitimize human domination of the earth and reinforce our own selfish agenda.

EXPLAINED: Why Bugs Sip Crocodile Tears

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 05.04.2014 | Science

Never smile at a crocodile—or sit on its face and drink its tears. Yet that’s exactly what ecologist Carlos de la Rosa spotted a butterfly and a ...

Urban Recycling: Not a Bad (Unironic) Beer in the Box.

Eric McAfee | Posted 07.02.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

A recycling station housed in an old factory building might not seem like a novel concept, particularly in a city with a plethora of underutilized or vacant industrial space. Like Detroit.

Spaceship Earth: Are you are passenger or a crew member?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully, nor for much longer, unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as c...

Earth: Game Over?

John Feffer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
John Feffer

The United Nations recently released another in its series of reports on climate change. This one tries to put a price tag on what we need to do over the next 15-20 years to stop the global mercury from rising.

Taking a Stroll With E.O. Wilson

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

  Illuminating the eternal through nature, and the humanity of an icon of science. To say that E.O. Wilson, arguably the greatest living biolog...

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

Review: A Window on Eternity, by E. O. Wilson

David Edmund Moody | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
David Edmund Moody

He confesses that he suffers from a "mild arachnophobia" -- so much so that he was unable to cope with and preserve a large and colorful orb spider that he had acquired with some difficulty, and instead simply opened the plastic bag and released it back into the wild.

Seeds of Intimacy -- The Jane Goodall Effect

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Frances Moore Lappe

What I'd never fully gotten before this book is how knowledge could awaken feelings of intimacy. As I read Seeds of Hope, again and again I felt appreciation, gratitude and awe. And are these not feelings we associate with intimacy and even love?

Calling All Pagans

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're all in it together. We're part of nature, not its master. This concept is the missing foundation stone of contemporary civilization.

Mountains as Sacred Centers

Ginna Kelly | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Ginna Kelly

I personally draw great spiritual strength from mountains. While climbing a mountain, I am fully in the present moment. I come face to face with what seems to be ultimate reality.

Americans DO Care About Climate Change!

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Whether you come from inside or outside the States, do not be fooled by our busy, flippant exterior. Behind it we are worried sick about Earth, its creatures and each other. We are furious at politicians and financiers who either accelerate the damage or do nothing about it.

Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Lab Opens in Mozambique (PHOTOS)

Bridget Conneely | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Bridget Conneely

Professor Edward O. Wilson, a man heralded by the National Geographic Society as 'the greatest naturalist of our time', has lent his name and vision to a premier biodiversity research facility in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

A Meditation on Life and Death, Intoxication, Sobering Up and Saving the World

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

Not long ago, Meredith Garman, an old friend and colleague currently serving as minister of our congregation in White Plains, New York, and I found ou...

Ecotopia

John Feffer | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
John Feffer

The first Ecotopia took place in 1989 in Germany, in a field not far from Cologne in West Germany. Three hundred and fifty people lived in tents for three weeks. They ate organic food. They discussed environmental issues and movement politics. They sang, put on ecoplays, and used a special currency (the ECO) to buy and sell items.

Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...