(RNS) Although often reluctant to get on board, African-American churches are being encouraged to be more involved in environmental issues from conservation to advocacy.
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Environmental concerns prompt the Sisters of Loretto to oppose a company from building a gas pipeline through their land in Kentucky.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Across the country in the past decade, hundreds of houses of worship have started composting, relating it to theological concepts of resurrection and stewardship.
WARSAW, Poland (RNS) The Warsaw U.N. climate talks includes wider participation from faith-based groups, in part because climate change now touches on issues of poverty alleviation, development, forced emigration, as well as stewardship of the planet.
(RNS) Ellen Davis’ work makes the case that Christian theologians have for too long focused narrowly on the spiritual component of Scripture and in the process have overlooked the Bible’s material concerns.
BREVARD, N.C. (RNS) “The Christianity I grew up with was about a personal relationship with Jesus,” says Fred Bahnson, a godfather of the church garden movement. “Our care for the Earth never seemed to enter the conversation.”
(RNS) Heartened by his inaugural calls for gay rights and for bold action on climate change, those on the U.S. Christian left are confident that Barack Obama will now claim the progressive legacy they believe he craves.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Hanukkah story of the oil in the Temple — a measure enough for one day that lasted for eight — speaks to the intentions and motivations that must underlie our efforts at conservation and our work to slow climate change. The theme of Hanukkah is the rededication of sacred space. By Rabbi Julie Schonfeld.
RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) While many religious congregations have sought ways to reduce energy consumption, few have paid attention to the spiritual dimensions of this work. Several North Carolina churches are finding a remedy through a service they call the Earth Sabbath. By Yonat Shimron.
TORONTO (RNS) A group of conservative Christian and Muslim parents in Ontario want schools to notify them before their children are taught about sexuality, birth control, “environmental worship” and occult practices. By Ron Csillag.