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Rev. Jim Antal (MACUCC)

Why Faith Leaders Are Not “Joining the Environmental Movement”

Pope Inspires Clergy to Join Environmental Movement came to my inbox recently as one in a list of articles on faith leadership on climate and environmental issues.   I agree with the article that Pope Francis’ leadership on climate, creation care, and justice has raised important awareness of these issues, especially how they are integrated. […]

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Climate Change Takes Center Stage at the Oscars

On Sunday night, five-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio finally got the nod. In his acceptance speech for the Best Actor award, he took the opportunity to draw attention to an issue he’s deeply passionate about – climate change. He told the program’s 34 million viewers that he witnessed the effects of climate change first-hand while […]

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How Higher Education Is Keeping Us Marching Forward on Climate Action

Higher ed has the power and leverage to take climate action to new levels. The marching bands are beating the drums – it’s loud and about to get much louder.   Due in part to the Paris Climate Talks, 2015 was a banner year for climate change awareness across many segments of our society. Faith […]

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Why Climate Action Will Help Create a More Equitable World

Last year, faith leaders from Pope Francis to the Dalai Lama pointed out that climate change affects the poor and vulnerable most acutely – and it’s our moral obligation to come to the aid of those who are suffering through little fault of their own.   A new study by researchers at the University of […]

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Coming Together in Faith on Climate Videos: Sustenance for Our 2016 Climate Journey

On September 24-25, 2015, Blessed Tomorrow, with our partners Convergence, Washington National Cathedral, Auburn Seminary, Faith in Public Life, and Interfaith Power and Light DC, brought together Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other national leaders to an extraordinary event called Coming Together in Faith on Climate. Together, we amplified Pope Francis’ call for climate action for […]

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ecoAmerica’s 11 Biggest Milestones of 2015

2015 was an incredible year for the climate movement, with leaders in every sector speaking out and demanding climate action. ecoAmerica continued to empower those leaders through summits, programs, and research designed to reinforce effective climate messaging and strategies. It was a busy, inspiring year filled with major events and achievements. Here are 11 of […]

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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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7 Creation Care and Climate Leaders Who Inspired Me In 2015

One night a few weeks ago, my husband Jim and I browsed some of the many “best of rock groups” lists online, just for fun. As expected, The Beatles and Elvis Presley were among those featured prominently; but some surprises included Johnny Cash (I love Johnny Cash, but consider him more country than rock) and Madonna.   Combined, there […]

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7 Types of Climate Leaders to Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The UN Climate Conference starts next week in Paris, capping off what has been a truly extraordinary year for the climate movement. Leaders from every sector have stepped up to demand effective climate measures, show support for solutions, and lead by example. On this Thanksgiving Day, here are some of the many people, organizations, and […]

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4 Signs That Conservatives Are Embracing Climate Action

Calls for climate action aren’t just coming from liberal politicians and environmentalists – more and more often, they are coming from places dominated by conservatives, and the messages are getting increasingly difficult for hard-line GOP politicians to ignore. In an article for The Conversation, Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the […]

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