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Calling peace ‘a great and precious value,’ Pope Francis, in his message for World Day of Peace, urged Christians to engage in peacemaking by taking a journey of hope, listening, reconciliation and ecological conversion. […] Read More

Two families, the Rockefellers and the Pews, built their dynasties viewing oil as a liquid blessing of God and marker of ‘celestial hope’ for the US, the world and God’s kingdom. Their descendants have mostly repudiated that view. […] Read More

Even though nearly two-thirds of US adults affirm that global climate change affects their local communities, their political affiliations influence how severe or mild they consider the threat. […] Read More

As many Christians become increasingly concerned about the environmental damage of consumerism, the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany provides opportunities to shape new green-friendly traditions as they celebrate. […] Read More

Funding and staff cuts at 30 state environmental agencies over a decade have made it more difficult to assess and enforce violations of environmental rules put in place to protect public health, a nonprofit group said. […] Read More

In a global economy that views our planet as a repository of resources to exploit, the theme of peace during Advent calls us to imagine and live an alternative economy of simplicity and generosity. We must seek a ‘green’ peace. […] Read More

Within the field of environmental virtue ethics, few scholars draw explicitly on the Christian tradition. Yet the Bible has more to say on earthkeeping than many people, including many Christians, realize. […] Read More

The Amazon rainforest isn’t burning; it’s being burned. The reason: Corporations and financiers want its resources. And the quickest way to gain access to them is to torch the forest. Their greed spells bad news for the planet. […] Read More

A team at College Park Baptist Church in North Carolina has worked to raise awareness about creation justice. One of its most significant initiatives was committing to install solar panels for sustainable energy production. […] Read More

Far too many Christians consider environmental concerns a side issue that is irrelevant to salvation, a matter for pagans and tree huggers. The church has abandoned its prophetic task, and scientists have filled in the gap. […] Read More