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Using Earth Day as a Springboard for Engaging Your Faith Community

Wednesday, April 22nd will mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Started in 1970 in the United States, the original Earth Day is credited as the launch of the modern environmental movement and with inspiring legislation like the Endangered Species Act. Today, the event is not just an opportunity to unite the world in reflection […]

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This Lent, Why Not a Carbon Fast?

This Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian tradition. As you may know, Lent, which lasts for 40 days until Easter Sunday on April 5th, is a time of reflection and discipline when many Christians give up something and/or take on new challenges in their personal and spiritual lives, such […]

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PRRI Climate Survey

New PRRI Climate Survey Offers Insights into Faith and Climate Attitudes

On November 21st, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), in partnership with the American Academy of Religion (AAR), released the results of a 3,000-person national survey in a report entitled “Believers, Sympathizers, and Skeptics.” This is my second blog post examining this report. Whereas the first post focused on insights related to the general public, […]

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PRRI Climate Survey

New PRRI Climate Survey Report Offers Insights into Public Attitudes

On Friday, November 21st, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), in partnership with the American Academy of Religion, released the results of its comprehensive 3,000-person survey that provides a treasure trove of information for those looking to inspire and engage others on climate change.   “Believers, Sympathizers, and Skeptics: Why Americans are Conflicted about Climate […]

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Innovative Solar Project Helps Cement Faith and Climate Link

“It is so much more than about raising money. It is about doing the right thing by our faith. Embracing renewable energy demonstrates a love of God and of creation. It also reminds us that our energy choices impact the poor and vulnerable not only in the San Joaquin Valley but around the world.” – […]

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Latinos, Faith, and the Real Cost of Climate

“¿Cuánto cuesta?” asks Blessed Tomorrow Executive Committee member and National Latino Evangelical Coalition President Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero in a recent op-ed for The Huffington Post. In English, “How much does it cost?”   In response to climate solutions, such as proposed EPA carbon regulations on power plants, some have said that acting on climate will hurt minority communities and the most […]

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Faith Communities Join the International Call for Climate Action

People of faith have always played a crucial role in the success of moral movements within the United States, from abolition, to civil rights, to the endangered species act. At Climate Week in New York City this September, this tradition continues.   On Sept. 23, leaders from around the world will gather in New York City […]

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Putting Climate Communication Into Practice

How we communicate around climate change plays an enormous role in shaping whether people tune in or tune out. But communication strategies don’t just guide how we talk and write. They can also guide how we act on climate, and more importantly, how we shape opportunities for others to act. A recent blog post from Climate Access shows how one city is using […]

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Making the Evangelical Case for Climate Action

A recent article in the Boston Globe features Dr. Dorothy Boorse, a biology professor at a Christian evangelical school, Gordon College, in Wenham, Massachusetts. Dr. Boorse helps to break the stereotype that the evangelical community is anti-science and skeptical of climate change. In fact, she helped to produce “Loving the Least of These” with the National Association of […]

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3 Faith & Climate Takeaways From the Sojourners Summit

Earlier this month, I attended the first annual Sojourners Summit, a national gathering of over 300 prominent faith leaders that included an outstanding list of speakers, discussions, and trainings.   The summit addressed social justice challenges many faith communities are championing, such as immigration, mass incarceration, and international development. Right alongside these issues on the […]

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