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New Report: Morality May Be the Key to Engaging Americans on Climate Change

As we’ve mentioned here before, 2015 was a pivotal year for the climate movement – in large part because faith leaders like Pope Francis helped reframe climate change as a moral issue. A new study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication found that this message could resonate well with Americans who are currently […]

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From Polar Bears to People: How the Climate Movement Changed in 2015

A few weeks ago, as world leaders were gathered in Paris for the climate conference, I was traveling around India with my husband. We spent the last night of our trip in the holy city of Varanasi, where we took an evening boat ride on the Ganges River. In accordance with custom, I lit a […]

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Muslim Leaders Make a Moral Plea for Global Climate Action

Yesterday, Islamic leaders from 20 nations issued a formal declaration acknowledging that climate change is human-caused and insisting on global action. Pointing to the responsibility of mankind to care for the earth and one another, they demanded that wealthy nations switch to renewable energy and lend aid to developing nations that are suffering climate impacts. […]

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Episcopal Church Divests From Fossil Fuels on Moral Grounds

This week, leaders of the Episcopal church voted to rid their church holdings of fossil fuels, and reinvest in clean energy. This makes them the third major religious denomination in the U.S. to join the divestment movement – and the first to do so in response to Pope Francis’ recent climate encyclical. As this Guardian […]

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Savoring Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Refreshment for the Journey

Recently my friend Lisa Restrom, a co-founder of Divest-Invest Individual a movement of individual investors divesting from oil, gas, and coal and investing in the emerging new energy economy, inspired me, through her urging on Facebook, to read Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato si on creation care and climate change. While I’d been reading the […]

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13 Resources to Help You Understand Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

Pope Francis’ aptly titled encyclical, Laudato Si (Praise Be) is finally here! The day we have all been waiting for is upon us and the document is in our hands. While many will spend the remainder of the day sifting through the edict, highlighting the key aspects of its content as they have with previous […]

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