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climate change

Is the Climate Crisis a Secular Eschatology?

What does religion have to do with climate change activism?

October 3, 2019

Islamophobia | gun violence | hope | climate change | suicide

Defiant Hope

Ed. Note: Today's column is the third in a three-part series by Divinity School faculty reflecting on the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand during Friday Prayer on March 15, 2019. Last Monday, Richard Rosengarten wrote about the challenges...

March 25, 2019

environmental justice | climate change | Pope Francis

Like Sand through the Hourglass

"So Joseph stored up grain in such abundance—like the sand of the sea—that he stopped measuring it; it was beyond measure." -Genesis 41:49 One of the realities of the twenty-first century is an increased awareness that what might have once ...

November 29, 2018

climate change | Paris Agreement | COP21 | Tearfund | Islamic Climate Change Declaration | Global Catholic Climate Movement | ACT Alliance | Religions for Peace | Our Voices

Historic Paris Climate Agreement Reflects Years of Advocacy by Religious People

Last Saturday, world leaders from 196 nations who had gathered in Paris adopted a historic agreement about climate change  Millions of religious people and their secular partners around the world have worked for years to make this agreement possib...

December 17, 2015

Laudato Si | Pope Francis | climate change | Galileo | John Paul II | Sandro Magister | Jeb Bush | Rick Santorum

How's the Weather in Rome?

The world is abuzz with the release of the new Papal Encyclical on the Environment “Laudato Si.”   Surprisingly, a draft of the letter was leaked to the press before the official release of the text on June 18, 2015. Not unsurprisingly, the critics...

July 2, 2015

Pope Francis | Laudato Si | Ayn Rand | Jeremiah | climate change

Unholy Holy War

244.  In the meantime, we come together to take charge of this home which has been entrusted to us, knowing that all the good which exists here will be taken up into the heavenly feast. In union with all creatures, we journey through this land seek...

June 22, 2015

Cory Labrecque | Lynn White Jr. | climate change | global warming | ecologic crisis | PRRI | AAR | Catholicism | Forum on Religion and Ecology | National Religious Partnership for the Environment | Catholic Climate Covenant | Creation Justice Ministries | Evangelical Environmental Network | Interfaith Power and Light | Pope Francis | 2015 Encyclical on Ecology | Pope John Paul II | Pope Benedict

The Churches Warm Up to Climate Change -- Cory Labrecque

When climate change protesters marched on Wall Street last September, their charge was to bring attention to a global urgency that requires a deep and abiding transformation of the way we think about, invest in, and relate to the environment. Layi...

February 5, 2015