Tag Archives: faith
Environment and Pope Francis :  Saint Peter's square in the Vatican on rainy day

Religious Groups Rally Pope Francis to Back Divestment

Multi-faith groups in the U.S. and Australia have submitted a letter to Pope Francis asking him to join the fossil fuel divestment campaign, according to an article published in The Guardian last week. The letter describes divestment as “a moral response to the climate crisis” and asks the Pope to “use his influence” to affect […]

Continue reading
040814_ClimateChangeChurch2_Square

Evangelical Christians Taking Lead on Climate Solutions

While some evangelicals perceive a conflict between faith and science, a growing number are starting to rally for climate solutions, according to a recent article in The Huffington Post. Many evangelical Christians are especially motivated by the fact that climate change will disproportionately affect the world’s most poor and vulnerable, or “the least of these,” […]

Continue reading
032514PeterAdriance_Square

How Faith Communities Are Changing the Climate Conversation

Climate change isn’t just about melting ice caps and stranded polar bears – it’s also an issue that will profoundly affect people. But climate change won’t impact all people equally – research indicates that it will likely hit the world’s most vulnerable communities the hardest. Moreover, those who will be hardest hit are often the […]

Continue reading
021714ChurchEngland_Square

Church of England Cites Morality in Climate Announcement

The Church of England announced last week that it would reconsider its financial investments in light of the impact they are having on global climate change, according to an official Church statement that was reported in a Climate Progress article. The Church manages around £5.2 billion, or $8.5 billion in investments, including investments in fossil […]

Continue reading
01.10.14 ClimateMainstream_Square

How Climate Went Mainstream in 2013

In the past, climate change has sometimes been pegged as a niche issue important only to environmentalists and green groups. But that’s changing. Taking action on climate change is becoming increasingly mainstream, as this recent InsideClimate News article demonstrates. While 2013 saw its share of traditional activist action – especially around the Keystone XL pipeline— it […]

Continue reading
obama dubois small

Obama’s pastor on finding God in the White House

As a part of its Faith Sector leadership, MomentUs is honored to have the Rev. Joshua DuBois, the architect of the White House Office of Faith Based Partnerships and President Obama’s personal spiritual advisor. This month, HarperOne is publishing a compendium of The President’s Devotional, daily devotionals that Rev. DuBois put together for the President, […]

Continue reading
Moral Movement

The Moral Arguments for Action: Who is Using them, and How?

While there is much study of the efficacy of ethical arguments for taking action on climate change, there is less known about who is using them, and how. In a recent study, the National Climate Ethics Campaign and the Resource Innovation Group looked at 135 organizations, both religious and secular, that rely primarily or partially […]

Continue reading
evangelicals

Faith and Science Can Live in Harmony

Thanks to ecoAmerica Director Lisa Renstrom for pointing our attention to the below NY Times article. Somehow climate change denial has become an automatic, unyeilding stance for Evangelicals and Republicans, but in this piece, evengelicals Karl W. Giberson and Randall Stephens encourage their fellow people of faith to see that acceptance of science is not […]

Continue reading
Caring for God’s Creation: Why American People of Faith Are Supporting the EPA

Caring for God’s Creation: Why American People of Faith Are Supporting the EPA

This Center for American Progress article reports that many faith groups have become environmental conservationists, educators, and policy advocates "in support of God's creation."  The EPA appreciates and sees the value of the faith community's outreach and have worked with them "both in words and deeds." (more…)

Continue reading