Introducing ecoAmerica’s Webcast Series: LET’S TALK CLIMATE

The must-attend, go-to webcast discussion for the most current and best thinking on climate change ecoAmerica is introducing Let’s Talk Climate to provide guidance and support to...

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Inescapable Lessons Offer Invaluable Opportunities – Earth Day 50th & COVID19

This is not a dress rehearsal. The entire world is immersed in unrelenting, multidimensional crises. These crises are not ideological. They are rooted in reality:...

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People of Faith Activate for Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

Earth Day Network’s logo for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary For many of us, Earth Day is a pleasant memory from elementary school where our class...

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6 Lessons Coronavirus Can Teach Us About Climate Change

[caption id="attachment_3800" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Photo credit: Robert A. Jonas[/caption] Earth Day 2020 comes at a tumultuous time. COVID-19 has upended our lives. The number of...

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Congratulations to the American Climate Leadership Awards Winners!

Thank you to all who joined us at the American Climate Leadership Awards Virtual Ceremony on March 25! Congratulations to the winner, CALPIRG Students, who...

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American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 Rescheduled

In the interest of our individual and collective health and wellbeing, ecoAmerica is rescheduling the American Climate Leadership Summit to August 26-27, 2020. Given current...

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Toward a Blessed 2020 and Beyond

I have always loved the feeling of possibilities approaching each new year. As a mother, I encouraged my children to create new year resolutions and...

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Faith, Health, and Climate: Finding Connections and Building Bridges

Editor’s note: Climate for Health and Blessed Tomorrow invited two leaders to share their thoughts on the intersections of faith and health in addressing climate...

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American Psychiatric Association Engages Religious Leaders to Address the Climate Crisis

"The climate emergency demands that we collaborate across disciplines and professions." It’s not every day that a minister is asked to address a gathering of...

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The Moral Imperative to Improve Planetary Health Through Climate Solutions

While there may be different motivations and pathways, studies and scripture have led us to the same conclusion: faith and health leaders alike recognize the...

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Meet Youth Leaders Of The Climate Movement

Nearly a year ago, we published a blog about the Juliana v. U.S. case, in which Juliana plaintiffs list the climate change impacts that will...

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Inspiration for this Season of Creation

As we experience this 2019 Season of Creation, we take time to reflect on the world we inhabit and our God-given responsibility to steward it....

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When Politics, Science, and Faith Come Together

This blog is a collaboration between the National League of Cities and Path to Positive:For many world religions, a respect for nature and a desire...

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Making the Connection: Climate Change Intensifies Every Issue We Already Prioritize

Where and how does your faith community live out its values? As people of faith, we are motivated to act on a wide variety of...

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PCUSA Climate Care Challenge

Our daily experience, confirms that these extreme climate events keep taking place with greater frequency and intensity each year. This is threatening our food and...

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Following the Lamp at Our Feet: Combating Climate Change One Step at a Time

The first Bible verse I ever memorized- aside from the Lord’s Prayer- was Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light...

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Experts say UCC Matters in Fight Against Climate Change

This partner blog was originally published by United Church News, here.The United Church of Christ General Synod took definitive action on climate justice with three...

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Catholic Energies, IGS Solar, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington Partner on Solar Project in Washington, DC

IGS Solar and Catholic Energies will build the largest solar ground array and pollinator field project approved for construction to-date in the District of Columbia...

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What in the World are Carbon Offsets?

Have you heard about carbon offsets? They may be just what you and your congregation are looking for in your journey to zero-emissions! The Blessed...

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Nature that Nurtures

The Nature that Nurtures guide, written by Mary Westervelt with layout and graphics by Lauren Diamond, tells the story of how one church, Trinity Presbyterian...

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Summit for Change and #ActOnClimate

“Europe Becomes First Carbon-Positive Continent; Australia to Follow”“Sahara Desert Becomes World’s Largest Solar Energy Farm”“Pacific ‘Dead Zone’ Dead No Longer, International Clean-Up Efforts Succeed”“Solar Panel...

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Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

During the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)'s spring advisory committee meeting, we visited one of our newest grant partners, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) in...

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New Resource Announcement: The Moving Forward Guide

We desire to live out our faith every day and to serve God and work for good, peace and justice in our communities. Now, our...

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UCC Leader to Climate Leaders: The Church is a Steward of God’s Creation

The General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ took the stage at the American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS19) on Thursday, calling on people of...

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A Cookie Sale for Planet Earth

For Earth Sunday, Plymouth Church UCC of Shaker Heights, Ohio decided to undertake an activity to demonstrate how everyone—young or old—could do something to care...

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Next Generation Visualization

Delivered by Shantha Ready Alonso at the 2019 American Climate Leadership Summit. The Visualization was inspired by this year's Earth Day Resource theme "Next Generation Rises". ...

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Blessed Tomorrow Carbon Offset Program

America’s faith communities care about God’s creation and are ready to act on climate solutions. Especially as Earth Day 2019 approaches, houses of worship are...

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Resources for Refuge

Houses of worship serve as places of sanctuary for us to meet with God and unburden ourselves from our daily troubles. Around the world, when...

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#ClimateStrike, Earth Day, and Intergenerational Justice

On March 15, 2019, the youth from over 2000 cities around the world went on strike to protest and raise awareness of the unique threat...

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How One Congregation Responds to God’s Call for Creation Care

As a downtown church, Hillsborough Presbyterian Church has very little green space to work with. Their Earth Care Team, however, is dedicated to maximizing the...

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Trusted Messengers, Trusted Messages

Of the over 327 million people residing in the United States of America, roughly 1 in 4 people — or just over 80.5 million —...

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Presbytery of the Yukon and Caring for God’s Creation

[caption id="attachment_3507" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Presbytery of the Yukon gathered in February 2019 in Palmer, AK at the United Protestant Church (Presbyterian).[/caption] I just returned...

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Health Is A Major Motivator for American Climate Action

Last fall, several national and international academies issued reports on the impacts of climate change, including on human health. From the IPCC to NCA4, WHO,...

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Turning Climate Panic Into Progress: Your Talking Points

If Americans are hearing anything about climate change, it is likely the bad news. Our planet and its oceans are warming faster than predicted, causing...

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Climate Attitudes Differ in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Living

Climate change impacts all Americans, but presents itself differently in every corner of the U.S., ranging from hurricanes to droughts, superstorms and Nor’easters. To inspire...

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Share Your Commitment to Care for God’s Creation and Ask Others To Join You

Social media can be a powerful means to engage your community. It’s a great way to inspire others, celebrate successes, promote upcoming events, and share...

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New Hope for Action: Key Republican Climate Attitudes Shift

As we transition into 2019 and welcome a new Congress, there is renewed hope for climate action. While partisan gridlock remains the greatest impediment to...

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A Time to Wait and a Time to Act: COP24 and the Season of Advent

My children will both go back to school today after three and a half days off for snow-related cancellations and delays. During this time, there...

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What’s the Presbyterian Hunger Program doing at the UN global climate summit?

[caption id="attachment_3446" align="alignleft" width="300"] A press conference during the 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference going on through Dec. 10 in Katowice, Poland. (Photo by...

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Climate Priorities for the New U.S. Congress

Last month’s election results sent a clear message: Americans consider climate change a top priority, and they want elected office holders to act. As the...

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Climate, Water, and Justice

In the Gospel reading for the second Sunday of Advent, Christians are confronted by the figure of Zechariah, who became mute when he was informed...

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Climate Change is Making Headlines: How to Talk About it

Starting meaningful conversations about climate change with our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and policymakers has been a challenge in the past. How do you bring up...

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Serving Up Climate Conversations for Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are being carved, meals are being prepared, and most importantly, families are gathering. Thanksgiving is a time to...

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Climate change is a Jewish emergency you should be talking about

This post originally appeared on October 26 in The Times of Israel. [caption id="attachment_3312" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Home destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, New York, 2012 (Tamra...

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72% of Americans Say Climate Solutions Should be a Higher Priority

Last month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their special report outlining the consequence of a changing climate, and the measures necessary to...

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Announcing The Blessed Tomorrow Carbon Offset Program

America’s faith communities want to care for God’s creation and are ready to act on climate solutions. They are increasingly having conversations about climate within...

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OUR FUTURE V. THE UNITED STATES

[caption id="attachment_3261" align="alignleft" width="300"] Robin Loznak / Our Children's Trust[/caption] October is traditionally celebrated as children’s health month. This is a time to bring attention to...

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Climate Change: The Evidence and Consequence for the African American Community

“The era of procrastination, of half measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close.”  Winston Churchill, 1936 The Intergovernmental Panel on...

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Climate Report Depression and Effective Climate Therapy

For many, the release of a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may have been cause to seek what I call climate...

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Urgency of Action

The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; (Psalm 24:1) "The world in which...

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Climate as a Voting Issue, Part 2: October American Climate Perspectives Survey

A Majority of Americans Would Vote For A Climate Candidate. With elections just around the corner, and recent news coverage about politicians talking about climate change, Americans...

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Climate Change Report Lays Out Consequences

At the Presbyterian Hunger Program, this time of the year usually finds our attentions turned towards World Food Day and Food Week of Action. This year...

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Voting and Climate Change: Talking Points

The midterm elections are just around the corner, and many Americans are beginning to have political discussions with their friends and families, colleagues, and communities....

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World Communion Sunday and the Eco-Challenge

Bonjour! Salaam! Habari, bwana! Habari, bibi! Annyong! Buenos días! Malo e tau ma'u 'a e 'aho' ni! Those are words of greeting and invitation. That...

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Climate as a Voting Issue, Part 1: September American Climate Perspectives Survey

This election season has been filled with reports showing the widening partisan divide in America. Opinion gaps are growing on topics such as poor and...

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Green Chalice Invites You to Take the Eco-Challenge!

Are you looking for a way to continue the work you start in the Season of Creation? Join the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in...

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Closing the ‘Ambition Gap’

Last month, United Methodists from across our church gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota to strategize about how we might close our own “ambition gap” between...

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Children under Environmental Threat from Administration

As my daughters begin school this week, I find myself in a state of agonized worry. It is not about how both will fare as...

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Faith, Climate Action, and the Season of Creation: September 1 – October 4

If you are a faith leader, please talk to your congregation about the link between your faith and climate change. If you are a Christian...

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Are Americans Connecting Severe Weather to Climate Change?

Download full report Throughout the country, Americans are noticing something different about the weather. The seasons feel warmer, wildfires seem worse, and floods and hurricanes...

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The Earth is our Mosque

A few weeks ago, award-winning filmmaker Mawish Raza and I made the unlikely journey to Houston in the middle of July to make a film...

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Serve. Guard. Protect.

The very first command addressed to humanity in the entire Bible is to “be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and...

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Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Talking Points

Whether Americans are looking out their windows or turning on the local news, we are increasingly confronted by severe weather events — unprecedented droughts, storms,...

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Developing Climate Virtue

Last Wednesday I threw away a paper towel tube. I could have recycled it, but recycling would have taken extra effort, so I didn’t. Recycling...

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Climate Change Can Bring Us Together: 5 Simple Rules for Climate Advocacy

Everywhere we turn it seems we bump up against something political. The news we watch, the athletes we support and even the restaurants where we...

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The Earth is the Lord’s: New Policy on Preaching and Teaching about Climate Change from the 2018 Presbyterian Church in the USA General Assembly

Last month in St. Louis, the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly passed another new policy on engaging with issues of climate change - through preaching,...

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Three Takeaways on ecoAmerica’s Nuclear Power Survey

Within the climate community, one of the greatest areas of debate is the role of nuclear energy in the mix of climate solutions. Nuclear power...

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Poor People’s Campaign Brings Attention to Climate Justice

The 2017 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis, IN adopted a resolution to support The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call...

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Climate Change Mitigation and Advocacy in 2018 and Beyond

Download Summary On May 2, Blessed Tomorrow and Auburn Seminary co-hosted the 2018 National Climate and Faith Leadership Forum, a gathering of nearly 50 faith...

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2018 June American Climate Perspectives: Mid-Year Summary

Americans’ attitudes on climate are changing, and the change is in a positive direction. To better understand how these views are evolving, and what that...

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Now Available: June Talking Points

 Download Talking Points The discourse around a warming world often gets hung up on politics, but what Americans really care about — and want to...

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Modeling Climate Stewardship Through Our Own Practices and Presence

Years ago, I was walking up to my office in The United Methodist Building where we were hosting a prayer service celebrating Earth Day. As...

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A Closer Look: the Influence of Health and Faith on Climate

Are Americans looking to leaders outside of the political arena for guidance on climate change? ecoAmerica and Lake Research Partners set out to find this...

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Climate Change and Food Security

By 2030, over one hundred million people could be pushed into extreme hunger due to climate change according to the World Bank. When climate change...

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Now Available: April Talking Points

A clean energy future is within our grasp. We can have locally-made energy from the wind and the sun that ensures our air is clean...

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Climate Change is a Rising Policy Priority, Particularly for Millennials

Over the past decade, Americans have placed climate change at the bottom of the list of public policy priorities. But, according to Pew’s January 2018...

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Now Available: February Talking Points

Throughout American history, people of faith have been at the forefront in addressing injustice. They have transformed hearts, minds, and the course of our country....

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The Green Strands of Our Spiritual DNA

As anyone who has ever watched a genealogy television show such as Finding Your Roots knows, our ancestry may not always be what we initially...

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A Path to Positive on Climate in 2018

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it...

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Climate Talking Points: A New Monthly Series from ecoAmerica

As a country, we’ve been approaching climate from different angles and with different goals. But all of us do it for the same reasons; to...

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MLK: An Inspiration for Faith Leaders to Stand for Environmental Justice

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) was ahead of curve in the late 60s when he protested the unhealthy living conditions people of color...

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Changing Congregational Behavior to Help Our Planet

Human behavior affects the world in many ways. We cultivate the land, build communities, and consume resources to sustain our needs and lifestyles. There is...

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Climate Stewardship: Rounding Up Blessed Tomorrow Tips from 2017

After Paris, faith groups throughout the United States pledged to reduce carbon emissions and announced support of organizations and initiatives that shared their goal for...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec 23 – 29

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Weeks of Dec 11 – 22

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from us at Blessed Tomorrow! Below are some top stories from the last two weeks. Hot off the presses: Our...

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American Climate Leadership: 2017 Recommendations from Faith Leaders

This past year saw faith leaders achieve many successes in taking up the mantle on climate and catalyzing progress on climate advocacy and action. At...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec 2 – 8

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Faith Groups Respond to U.S. Climate Migration in Real-Time

Climate migration is one of the many climate effects that experts said was already happening around the world and soon America itself would begin to...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Nov 25 – Dec 1

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Nov 18 – 24

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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5 Things to Talk About When Inspiring Fellow Faith Leaders to Lead on Climate Change

We know that men and women of the clergy are a group whose voice is powerful and can move people within their congregations and communities...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Nov 11 – 17

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Leaders Take Up the ‘Faith Mantle’ for Climate Action

Stepping away from the science of climate change can bring to light the many issues embedded in our society’s infrastructure. Revealing these problems is one...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Nov 4 – 10

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Interfaith Leaders Join United Methodist Church for ‘Climate Talks’ at COP23

The United Methodist Church (UMC) has joined in on 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) as a way to provide a moral grounding while multi-sector...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Oct 28 – Nov 3

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Let’s Lead: Guidance to Help Faith Communities Lead on Climate

As of late, there are many congregations across the United States that are taking on the responsibility to care for creation. Among them are a...

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ACLS Faith Leader Query: Shantha Ready Alonso Speaks on Climate

In preparation for the 2017 American Climate Leadership Summit (October 25 & 26), ecoAmerica reached out to leaders of faith who are devoted to this year's...

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Faith Leaders ‘Take a Knee’ for Creation Care and Rise to Prayer for EPA

Today, in front of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Triangle building in Washington, DC, religious leaders have taken a knee as a symbol of devotion...

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ACLS Faith Leader Query: Rev. Sotello V. Long Speaks on Climate

At ecoAmerica's 2017 American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS), several faith leaders are scheduled to speak on tactics for climate leadership and provide inspiration on the Taking Up...

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ACLS Faith Leader Query: Rev. Gerald Durley Speaks on Climate

The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley has joined the roster of over 350 leaders that are Taking Up the Mantle by participating in ecoAmerica's 2017 American Climate...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Oct 14 – 20

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Catholic Institutions Leading on Climate Solutions

At Monday’s  U.N. World Food Day Ceremony, Pope Francis received a standing ovation after calling on the world’s governments to take action on the interconnected...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Oct 7 – 13

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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American Climate Leadership Summit: Guidance from Preceding Faith Leaders Leads to ‘Taking Up the Mantle’

In a few weeks, ecoAmerica will host the 2017 American Climate Leadership Summit. The summit promises to provide opportunities for multisector communication on climate, as...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Sep 30 – Oct 6

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Puerto Rico: Responding to a Climate Emergency According to God’s Word

Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September and 50% of the territory remains without electricity and access to basic supplies and food. Some have criticized the federal response to this...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Sept 23 – 29

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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A Word to the Church from the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops

A Word to the Church from The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops Gathered in Fairbanks, Alaska, September 21-26, 2017 The bishops of The Episcopal Church...

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Ways We Can Combat Climate Change

You’ve heard it said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” When Mark Twain—who may have been quoting Charles Dudley Warner—popularized...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Sept 16 – 22

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Climate Week NYC: Building a Safer Planet Through Interfaith Action

Many faith leaders and organizations have taken on the challenge of creating initiatives to improve our planet. Among them are Blessed Tomorrow partners like the...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Sept 9 – 15

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Congregation Wellness: Maintaining Mental Health During and After A Disaster

Throughout the country, news of Harvey, Irma and Jose has stirred concern. For those who have lived through the traumatic events of Harvey and are...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Sept 2 – Sep 8

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Why Faith Groups Should Strive To Ease the Burden Brought On By Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, displaced Texas and Louisiana residents are seeking refuge. Many have found comfort behind the doors of churches, synagogues, mosques,...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Aug 26 – Sept 1

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Six Interfaith Creation Care Prayers

Creation care is more than an act of faith. It is a challenge to be pursued. Just like all of life’s challenges, our prayers can...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of August 18 – 25

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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After Paris: Five Global Interfaith Climate Leaders To Inspire Americans

The voice of the faith community was the sound heard around the world when a few countries decided not to make climate a priority. It...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of August 11-18

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Before Disaster Strikes

“Violating the integrity of our relationship with creation is sinful. Our failure to serve as faithful caretakers of creation has local and global consequences. Our...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of August 4-11

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Five Reasons To Screen Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ With Your Congregation

It’s been ten years since Al Gore first told the world the “Inconvenient Truth,” about what’s happening to God’s Earth. People of faith took note...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of July 28 – Aug 4

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of July 21 – 28

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Al Gore Invites Faith Leaders to Openly Discuss the ‘Inconvenient’ Reality of Climate Change

Climate change is one the most relevant political arguments in today’s landscape. As a political topic, climate change is now so complex that it is...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of July 14 – 21

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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God’s Ecosystem: Everything is Connected

The ecosystem is a holier design than we know. God created us to remain in connection to each other and to the other living things...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of July 7 – July 14

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Beyond the Pulpit: Initiating Community-Based Advocacy

Many faith leaders have stood before congregations who are knowledgeable about the changing environment and how human behavior impacts it. This may be partly thanks...

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United Church of Christ Declares a New Moral Era

The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal leads the 360 UCC churches in Massachusetts and is a national spokesperson on climate change for the UCC.  He is...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of June 30 – July 7

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Climate Awareness: From the Pulpit to the Community

The pulpit is the source of information and guidance for millions of people throughout the United States. In fact, about 189 million inhabitants faithfully follow...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of June 23 – June 30

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Renewable Energy: Faith Leaders Must Encourage More State and Local Governments to Make a Pledge

Everything that humans need to survive on this planet is already here. But certain natural resources are safer for the Earth. Some resources burnout and...

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Climate Day LA: Partnership Is The Key To Faith-Driven Climate Solutions

Just as faith leadership is ineffective without followers, advocacy is ineffective without partners. It takes people from different sectors to get the results that are...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of June 16 – 23

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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6 Ways To Reduce The Carbon Footprint In Your Place of Worship

Many of the things humans do, accumulate, or discard emit carbon. By definition, a carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouses gases, particularly carbon dioxide,...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of June 9 – 16

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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God’s Earth Impacted by Climate Change

Our Earth is a wondrous place, but it has been deeply affected by our actions as humans. Now, it is our responsibility to restore its...

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Faith and Climate News: June 2-June 9

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Paris Accord: These Churches Want the U.S. Back on Track with Climate Solutions

The long-awaited decision from President Donald Trump on the Climate Change Paris Accord was one that many climate leaders do not approve of. In the...

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Faith and Climate News: May 26-June 2

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. This roundup highlights achievements in climate solutions and effective climate...

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Evangelical Millennials Are Leading in Climate Change Advocacy

Historically, evangelicals in America tended to land on the conservative side of social issues. Millennials are taking a different view. Recognizing that something is happening...

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Paris Climate Change Agreement: Caring for the Divine Creation by Encouraging Government Accountability

Faith leaders can be key influencers in the climate change debate. While the fate of America’s stance on climate change still hangs in the balance,...

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Current ‘State of the Air’ Calls for Urgent Action from Faith Communities, and Government

Air is believed to be the “fertilizing wind,” and the “ruah” of human life in monotheistic faiths. The Holy Quran 015:022 states that these winds...

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Stories for the Week of April 28 – May 5

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communications...

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“Lazarus, Come Out!” A Christian Response to the Climate Crisis

Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas serves as Missioner for Creation Care for both the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Mass. Conference, United Church of Christ. In this...

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How Climate Change is Impacting Your Congregation’s Mental Health

When Americans consider the health impacts of climate change, they often cite physical consequences. As ecoAmerica’s new report shows, however, Americans are suffering the psychological...

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Easter Sunday is the Super Bowl of Climate Communications

Holy Week marks the final days of Lent, crowned by Easter Sunday to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus from his tomb. Luke 24 attests that...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of March 31 – 6

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communications...

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How Jewish Climate Leadership Can Dig Deeper on Passover

When Jacob, the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham, traveled with his large family to Egypt, he did so to flee a famine that...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of March 24 – 30

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communications...

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Is There Space for Faith in the People’s Climate March?

On Sept. 21, 2014, then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited world leaders to discuss climate solutions needed to fix “one of the greatest moral issues...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of March 16 – 23

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communications...

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Faith Climate Action Week Aims to Preserve Our Climate Laws

Blessed Tomorrow is proud to name Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) among our many inspiring partners. Since 2000, IPL has assisted thousands of faith communities...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of March 10 – 15

Every Friday, Blessed Tomorrow releases the top faith and climate stories from the previous week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communications...

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The Power of Language in Climate Solutions

Language has the ability to guide cultures, advance leadership, or crumble societies, but words themselves are not inherently valuable. Their merit rests in the concepts...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of March 3 – 9

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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Local Climate Leadership Starts at the Pulpit

Your church, mosque, or synagogue may be small and far from Washington D.C., but it just became a vital component in climate solutions. As the tug...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of February 24 – March 2

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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Faith Leaders Join Scientists to Model Inequality in Climate Communications

For most Americans, scientific data is abstract, complicated, and generally unconvincing in its plea for climate solutions. While most skilled communicators would agree that effective...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of February 17-23

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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The “Culture Change” Enabling Faith Communities to Capitalize on America’s Solar Boom

2016 was a great year for solar power as America celebrated its one-millionth-panel installation. Ranging from simple home systems to massive commercial farms powering cities,...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of February 10 – 16

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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People of Faith Don’t Need to Choose Between National Security and Caring for Refugees

Trump’s executive order to ban refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries deepened the debate over U.S. national security and the refugee crisis. Many Americans...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of February 3 – 9

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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Everything You Need to Know About Our New Climate Guide for Faith Leaders

Blessed Tomorrow's new report, Let's Talk Climate: Communication Guidance for Faith Leaders is finally here! Main authors Kirra Krygsman, ecoAmerica’s Research Manager, and Meighen Speiser,...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of January 27 – February 2

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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Conservative Americans Discover Climate Solutions in the Garden of Eden

Climate communicating will undoubtedly face new obstacles under the Trump administration, and the first couple of weeks have only been a taste of what is...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of January 20-26

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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Helping Americans Find Their Moral Ground on Climate Change

If you google the term “climate change,” you’re likely to amass a vast array of studies, op-ed pieces and articles on the scientific, economic, and...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of January 13-19

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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A Prayer for Climate Reconciliation

In 1908, the inaugural Octave of Christian Unity was formed to nurture international Christian community building. By the 1930's the event had transformed into a...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of January 7-12

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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How Martin Luther King Jr. Changed The Way We Think About Climate Justice

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. did more than point out social injustices – he dug at their root cause while mapping the extent of their...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of December 31 – January 6

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people...

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From Exile to Oneness: The Bahá’í Faith Talks Climate in a Divided World

Following the execution of his teacher Siyyid ‘Ali Mohammad (Bab) in 1844, Bahá'u'lláh was exiled from his home in the Persian Empire to live out...

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Faith and Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of December 23-30

Every Friday, we release our favorite faith and climate stories from the week. We highlight achievements in climate solutions and effective climate communicating to people of faith. We feature...

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Why Delaware Faith Leaders Can’t “Live in a State of Denial” About Climate Change

Delaware is a beautiful and tiny state with a big impact on the United States. Known for its significant role in ratifying the U.S. constitution,...

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Does Size Matter In Creation Care Leadership?

When we think of creation care leaders in the climate movement, we imagine Pope Francis orating before the U.S. House of Representatives, The Islamic Society...

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Why 2016 Was Better Than You Think For Climate Leaders

It's been a long year for climate advocacy. The road to solutions has been a winding path with turns we did not anticipate. Some good,...

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American Leaders to Trump: U.S. Must Look Forward, Not Backward on Climate Change

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to reverse much of the progress our nation has made on climate. His recent appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott...

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4 Steps To Jewish and Christian Climate Collaboration This Holiday Season

This year, Hanukkah and Christmas Eve are scheduled to begin on the same date (Dec. 24th) — with Hanukkah continuing through New Year's Day. It's...

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We Need To Talk About America’s Moral Diversity

If the 2016 elections taught us anything, it's that America is more morally diverse than we had initially imagined (and that's putting it lightly). Despite...

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We Gathered America’s Most Influential Climate Leaders: Here’s What We Found

For almost 20 years, the Milken Institute School of Public Health has provided a platform for cutting edge solutions to the world's most pressing health...

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What A Deadly Chicago Heatwave Taught Us About Community-Building Climate Resilience

Chicago is a vibrant city, electrified by its beautifully diverse population of almost three million residents. Its rich history is palpable with institutions and families...

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Innovative Climate Media Makes Room For Faith

Climate communications are an ever evolving myriad of mediums and expressions. From major productions like the new film Before the Flood to distribution tools on social...

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Climate Progress: Why Moving Faster Than Nature Can Be a Good Thing

While at the beach last August, I read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. While my husband wasn’t sure that this qualified as vacation reading, I enjoyed...

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Loving Our Neighbors, Loving God’s Creation

In today’s highly polarized world, and especially in this emotionally charged political season, it’s easy to break into separate camps, to lump people as “us”...

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The Historical Value(s) Of A Faith Facility’s Solar Panels

A faith facility is more than a place for congregational worship. Whether it’s a single room in Virginia or a megachurch in California, religious sanctuaries...

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Can Renewable Energy Break America’s Silence On Climate Change?

You might not recall the last time a presidential candidate was asked about climate change during a general election debate. That’s because in eight years...

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10 Takeaways From ecoAmerica’s 2016 American Climate Leadership Summit

America is at a crossroads in forging climate solutions. The rise of evidence through impacts, our push toward renewable energies, and multi-national agreements have propelled...

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Of Climatology: Climate Communicating In A Post-Truth America

We know that climate change is happening; we know that humans are causing it, and we know that we must find solutions quickly. These indisputable...

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Remembering Zusha On Yom Kippur: Climate Leadership In The Jewish High Holidays

September 25th, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary of Blessed Tomorrow’s Coming Together in Faith on Climate. Aligned with Pope Francis’ historic visit to the U.S.,...

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Brian McLaren’s New Book Encourages Climate Leadership To Stand With Love

Alarmed. Worried. Disturbed. That’s how many of us have felt during this election cycle. Through the primaries to the general election, we’ve heard candidates saying...

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5 Things Faith Leaders Should Know About America’s Complex Climate Opinions

Many Americans consider faith leaders to be their most influential guides in navigating social and political issues. As we near November's presidential election(s), the broad...

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Eid al-Adha Heats Up As Muslims Endure The Changing Climate Of Hajj

Early next week (depending upon the Hijri calendar), Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice) to honor the willingness of...

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The Moral Case To Curb Methane Waste And Pollution

Religious communities are actively engaged in many activities to care for and do justice for God’s creation. One of the less-known efforts has been a...

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How The Season of Creation Is Uniting Global Christians In Climate Action

The Season of Creation is once again upon us! On September 1st, faith communities around the world will join in a collective recognition of God’s...

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Why This Autumn Will Be A Hot Time for Climate Solutions

As I write this, the world just had its hottest month in recorded history. Here in Washington D.C, where July is normally our hottest month...

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The Climate Complacency Of Taylor Swift In An Age Of Value-Based Identity Politics

Taylor Swift will solve climate change. That’s not true, but statistically, that line is 97% more likely to show up in your newsfeed than other...

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The Religious Liberty of Creation Care: A Constitutional Right

From its inception, the U.S. Constitution has expounded virtues of pluralistic liberty and religious freedom under the First Amendment, but how does that apply to...

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United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ Empower Young People To “Believe” In God’s Creation

  From July 26th to July 30th, the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) co-hosted the National Youth Event at...

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Houses Of Worship Bring Climate Values To U.S. House of Representatives

“This election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet,” shared former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders during his speech at the Democratic...

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Does America Need Its Own Green Climate Fund?

As I wrote in a blog last month, the faith-based stewardship covenant and work of Tangier Island watermen and their families, inspired the landowners I...

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Faithful Latino Voters Empower Legislative Climate Leaders

Chispa, a League of Conservation Voters program, recently tallied the final score on climate voting records for U.S. senators and house representatives. The report was...

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Adopts Climate Change Resolution

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest independent Protestant denomination founded by Black people in the world and Blessed Tomorrow's partner organization, has passed a...

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Changing the Perception of Climate Change: The Intersection of Faith and Social Justice

In 2006, the TED Talks series premiered online, spurring one the most gripping idea sharing forums the world had seen since Vidal v. Buckley. Vastly...

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Faith Leaders Converge at ‘Ground Zero’ of America’s First Climate Refugees

By now, most Americans have seen the images of Syrian refugees fleeing their homes by boat, children in tow, to brave the choppy Mediterranean waters...

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Your Congregation Cares Too Much About Climate Change To Do Anything About It

We learned last year that Americans are more afraid of terrorism than threats that have a greater statistical risk of harming them such as car...

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How Connecting with Core Values Builds Strong Climate Solutions

Last week, my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. This marker prompted fond memories of when Jim and I met. At the time,...

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A Look Back On One Year With Laudato Si

On September 23rd, 2015, we stood at the window of ecoAmerica's office in the heart of our nation's capital overlooking St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington,...

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Muslims Remember Climate Refugees for Ramadan

In 610 CE, atop Mecca’s Mount Nur, Angel Jibril (Gabriel) commanded Prophet Muhammad (SAW) with one word: Iqra (recite or read). The event which became...

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How Interfaith Leadership is Replacing Climate Neutrality

Climate change is the great equalizer of faiths. Similar to a subway car lined with people from all walks of life, our changing climate strips...

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Empowering Climate Leadership in Faith Communities of Color

Pastor Curry’s finely pressed cleric's robe contrasted the Bronx basement of Fordham United Methodist Church as he admired the facility's new energy-efficient boiler system. Those...

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How Faith Leaders Can Help Americans Collectively Visualize Climate Change

Try to envision climate change. What does it look like and how does it make you feel? If you’re like most Americans, climate change is...

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Will the Solar “Contagion” Effect Get Youth Back in Church?

Last week, the U.S. climate movement reached an unprecedented milestone, marking its one millionth solar installation — an accomplishment that took forty years to achieve but will...

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The Opportunity of Climate Change: How Faith Leaders Can Tell Its Story

A good story can transform the world. Since the beginning of civilization, stories have shaped the human experience, highlighting deeper meaning in the world around...

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Why Faith Leaders Are Divesting From Fossil Fuels (and You Should, Too)

Six months ago, at our Coming Together in Faith on Climate event, Blessed Tomorrow leaders Rev. Otis Moss and Brian Mclaren stood on the stage...

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Is Your Congregation’s Divestment Movement Using Collaborative Language?

"What happens when the whole church works toward justice?" asked Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister of Riverside Church in New York City, in her...

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To Give Life to the Paris Climate Agreement, Connect on Personal Values

As 150 governments including 40 heads of state are expected to join together in a signing ceremony at the United Nations this Friday for the...

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Find Out How To Engage On Climate For Passover Haggadah

Passover begins this Friday and Jewish communities around the world will host a Sedar to start the week long holiday. Interfaith Power & Light, Jewish...

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Sign for Climate Change Campaign Encourages World Leaders To Follow Through

Called the 'peace sign of our time,' the now familiar 'C' is being brandished around the world, encouraging leaders to sign the UNFCCC Paris Agreement...

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A Catechism of Creation Breaks Binary View Of Religion and Science

[originally published 4/15/16] When asked, most Christians are capable of recounting at least some aspects of the Book of Genesis. While these descriptions will vary...

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Faith Leaders Follow Through On Paris Agreement

As COP21 Paris closed this past December with a historic agreement between nations, its non-legally-binding measures conjuring feelings of uncertainty. Who would be accountable for...

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Can Faith Leaders Help Obama Secure Green Climate Fund?

Last year, President Obama sought to make good on his promise to allocate U.S. capital toward the Green Climate Fund. Congress rejected the initial proposition...

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Climate Leadership Training In The Wake Of Hurricane Katrina

Longlasting climate leadership is dependent on fostering new energy, a point our partners at Greenfaith are taking seriously. They understand the impactful role leaders play...

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Blessed Tomorrow’s Kara Ball Scheduled To Speak At Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Ecumenical Advocacy Days describes itself as 'a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our...

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Join the Nationwide Climate Prayer for Faith Climate Action Week

On April 5th, a Global Day of Prayer for Climate Action occurred, with people of faith connecting on their shared value to care for God's...

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Catholic Climate Covenant Files Amicus Brief for God’s Creation

"We face a moral imperative to protect the earth and all its inhabitants from a climate crisis of our own making," read an amicus brief...

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Faith Leaders Encourage All To ‘Keep It In The Ground’

You've probably heard the phrase, 'keep it in the ground', but you've probably never heard it amplified in such a resounding chorus as you will...

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5 Steps to Complete UCC’s Creation Care Challenge

The United Church of Christ is asking people of faith to take the Creation Care Challenge this Earth Day. Rev. Brooks Berndt explains in a...

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Faith Leaders ‘Put Their Oars in the Water’ to Pull Hard on Climate Change

“Participation in religion seems to make people more likely to suppress self-interest in favor of group norms,” according to a new study by British Columbia...

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How Do I Write a Sermon for Faith Climate Action Week?

Every week, you plan your sermon, khutbah, homily, or derasha, designed to guide your congregation on the moral issues that matter most. Ranging in form,...

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3 Steps to Engage At-Risk Communities on Climate Change

Why aren't the latest climate reports being read? For the most part, people don't understand what they and secondly, they do not go far enough...

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40 Days of Lent and 40 Climate Initiatives You May Lead On

Lent is over but the impact of climate initiatives during this time will live on. In honor of the carbon fast taken on by thousands...

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Why Christian and Jewish Creation Care Needs More Than the Book of Genesis

For Christians and Jews, the Book of Genesis remains a salient portrayal of creation, in turn, providing a rubric for humankind's interaction with the natural...

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Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and the End of Lent

Today is good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Christian traditions around the world. In two days, Christians will honor Easter Sunday, honoring...

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Order Your Faith Climate Action Week Kit Today

Last week, we introduced you to the tremendous Interfaith Power and Light, Faith Climate Action Week, scheduled for April 15 -24. The national event is...

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At a Loss for Words: Why Exclusive Climate Language Must Change

This past week, the U.S. Defense Department reworked its definition of 'climate change.' For better or worse, the shift in language is part of an...

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U.S. Climate Concern Reaches New High

Concern over climate change has reached a new high this year with 65% of Americans expressing a “great deal” or “fair amount” of worry, according...

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Get on the Bus in Chicago!

On April 21st (the day before Earth Day), people of faith, public health workers, clean energy advocates, and students will board a bus bound for...

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Can Climate Change Strengthen Young People’s Faith?

  Growing up in Manhattan, Rosina Pohlmann was disturbed by the impact that climate change was having on her city - on God's creation. Greif...

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Faith Climate Action Week Goes ‘Beyond Paris’

It's that time of year again - when our Partner organization, Interfaith Power and Light hosts Faith Climate Action Week, April 15-24. The nine-day national...

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Faithful Acts Make A Difference

The faith community has rallied together with small businesses, concerned citizens, and local, state, and federal legislators to stop offshore drilling along the U.S.’ southeast...

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How Can Faith Leaders Make the Climate Conversation More Inclusive?

Non-white minorities are often left out of climate conversations. There are several reasons for this, as this article points out: minorities often do not self-identify...

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How the Tri-Faith Initiative is Leading the Way

In America’s heartland, a church, a synagogue, and a mosque are coming together to build a true interfaith campus – the first of its kind...

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Catholic Leaders Won’t Let Laudato Si Pass Them By

Columban Fr. Sean McDonagh completed a three-city tour discussing his new book, On Care for Our Common Home, which explored the immense wonderment and beauty...

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Unearthing the Numinous is Faith and Climate History

Last week, Blessed Tomorrow Program Director, Kara Ball penned a powerful response to the misconception that climate change is a new issue for people of...

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How Are Faith Leaders Turning COP21 Promises Into Action?

There were mixed emotions after the Paris agreement with many people of faith trying to determine what exactly an 'agreement' meant for the climate. It...

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What’s Carbon Pricing and Why Should Faith Leaders Care About It?

Carbon emissions resulting from the burning of fossil fuels is still the largest contributor to climate change around the world. Implementing fair carbon pricing will...

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Catholic Climate Ambassadors Discuss Laudato Si in New York

Over the weekend (March 5th), Blessed Tomorrow's partner, Catholic Climate Covenant, joined six Catholic climate ambassadors at Paul Smith's College to discuss the "Climate Change...

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North Carolina IPL Hosts Katharine Hayhoe to Discuss the Future of Energy in Charlotte

Katharine Hayhoe remains a prominent voice in the climate and creation care conversation. Her prolific work as a climate scientist enables her to not only...

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Global Day of Prayer for Climate Action

April 5, 2016, will be a Day of Prayer for Climate Action designed to bring Christian communities together in their collective effort to find climate...

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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...

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New York Ignores Supreme Court Stall, Moves Forward on Climate Leadership

New York has increased its use of renewables faster than many states in the U.S., efforts which have launched the eastern region to the top...

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Jewish and Catholic Leaders Meet to Discuss Shared Climate Values

Jewish and Catholic leaders convened last week to highlight their shared values on caring for creation. While the meeting was to discuss the various ways...

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Faith Leaders Initiate Gorundbreaking Ecumencial Creation Care Collaboration

In many ways, climate change has become the great unifier of faiths. Bridging gaps and rekindling old friendships, this paramount moral issue has fostered ecumenical...

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Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Continual Source of Inspiring Climate Leadership

Mary Evelyn Tucker directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University and has been a valued leader at Blessed Tomorrow for many years....

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Theologians, Ethicists, Economists and Scientists Convene to Discuss Laudato Si

2015 was a big year for climate solutions but have you ever wondered how the various successes of climate action are connected. Look no further...

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Largest Study to Date Confirms Climate Denial is Strictly Political

It seems like every week a new study on climate opinions is published. These are, for the most part, very helpful in planning a climate...

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4 Interactive Maps That Are Making Climate Change Less Abstract

The world of online climate communication is increasingly visual. Images and video demonstrate the urgency of acting on climate change in ways that writing simply...

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Cardinal Turkson Uses Effective Communication Skills to Highlight Climate Friendly Economy

'Ongoing creation and incarnation' were the words used to describe a Catholic understanding of the earth at this year's conference, "Catholics, Capitalism and Climate" at...

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What Can a ‘Theology of the Cross’ Teach Us About Creation Care?

For Christians, Jesus' crucifixion on the cross is central to the teachings of the New Testament (1 Corinthians 2:2), the life of Christ, and, without...

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5 Faith and Climate Communication Tools You Need to Know

Climate communications in faith communities have become one of the most important aspects of climate outreach in America. Faith guides people of faith to care...

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The Supreme Court Pauses Obama’s Clean Energy Plan, Now What?

Last week, the Supreme Court put a halt on President Obama's Clean Power Plan, relegating its future to the state courts. Unprecedented and unfortunate, this...

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Evangelical Republican Wants Fossil Fuel Donors Out of the GOP

"We didn't come out of the stone age because we ran out of stones," shared Paul Douglas, a Republican and evangelical Christian, meteorologist during an...

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Is Your Congregation Ready for the Big Church Switch?

In an ecumenical push, Christian Aid and Tearfund have urged all Christians to reduce their use of electricity for Lent. Their campaign, The Big Church...

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Why We Need to Highlight Climate Change for Black History Month

Our partner organization Sojourners is at the forefront of highlighting how climate change impacts African American communities in America. In a recent piece penned by...

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A Muslim Call to Climate Action

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) stated, “the earth is green and beautiful, and Allah has appointed you his stewards over it.” (Hadith - Muslim) The 1.6 billion...

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A Lenten Message of Creation Care From Pope Francis

Pope Francis released a message for Lent this past week, reminding Catholics of the work of mercy: "God’s mercy transforms human hearts; it enables us,...

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Leadership Begets Leadership at St. John’s Creation Care Conference

Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si sparked a great discussion on the climate in America, and the conversation continued in Queens, New York at this year's...

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Why Republicans Should Listen to Evangelicals on Climate Change

Ted Cruz just won the Iowa Caucus, and while his appeal to Evangelical Christian communities may have been a contributing factor to his success, it...

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Lenten Carbon Fast Fosters Interfaith Solidarity

Christian Lent begins next week on February 10th and will last until Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016. Through Biblical exegesis, Christians find guidance for the...

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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, ...

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Chicago’s Archdiocese Announces New Energy Reduction Plan

Chicago is home to towering Cathedrals, visible from miles away when unobstructed, and while the city is known for these majestic testaments to God, they...

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Pope Francis and Leonard DiCaprio Just Became Climate Buddies

Two outspoken voices on climate change in the past year have been Pope Francis and Revenant actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, and this week, the two finally...

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Why Climate Change is a Race Issue

The drastic changes happening to our planet are not a direct result of race issues in America, but the impact of those changes on particular...

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Post-Paris: The Real Work Begins for Faith Leaders

A less reported aspect of the Paris Agreement was the involvement of faith leaders from around the world, which added a moral backdrop to the...

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Climate High Ground: How Religious Leaders Are Shifting the Discussion

Just over a year ago, the discourse surrounding climate change was political. Appropriated by pundits, climate change has been used to create divisiveness between Americans,...

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Climate Change is a Civil Rights Issue for This Faith Leader

When Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley first marched for civil rights in America with Dr. King, he probably never imagined he'd be doing something similar for...

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This Year, Tu BiSh’vat is About More Than Planting a Tree

This weekend, we celebrate Tu BiSh'vat, the Jewish New Year of the tree, an agricultural tradition held for millennia to honor the sacredness of G-d's...

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Faith Leaders Curb Food Waste Across America

The EPA reports that the average American throws away just over 1200 calories in food per day, contributing to issues of hunger and climate change....

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Framing Climate Values in the Six Americas

In recent years, the discourse surrounding climate change has transitioned away from a political issue, and into a moral concern that faith leaders are taking...

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Why Polar Bears and Protests Don’t Work in Climate Communications

You probably didn't realize that you clicked on this blog largely because of the image, but it's true, you did. Imagery has come to define...

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Will Faith Guide Conservative Republicans to Climate Action?

Major media outlets propagate a polarized narrative when it comes to climate leaders and conservatives, and while the GOP has been slow to join climate...

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Nulling Climate Denial in President Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama shared in his State of Union Address that acting on climate change is not only the consensus of most world leaders but that...

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Will Evangelical Christians Be the New Climate Leaders of 2016?

When Pope Francis released his groundbreaking Encyclical, Laudato Si, the impact it would have on the Catholic community was to be expected. As it turns...

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Faith Leaders Account for One-Half of Sierra Club Event Attendance

The Sierra Club is welcoming a new group to their fold. The list of faith leaders, including Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Buddhists Hindus, and many more,...

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5 Faith Traditions Speak on Climate

You've studied the scriptures of your faith tradition, and you understand quite well the moral imperative to care for creation. What about your fellow climate...

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The Climate is Changing and So Are Opinions About What To Do

The Monmouth University Poll released a report on climate opinions this week, findings that uncovered a shift in climate concern among Americans. Seventy percent of...

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Richard Cizik Finds Climate Faith in Leadership

Richard Cizik, President of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, has worked for decades on issues of climate and broader creation care initiatives....

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How Are Social Media ‘Echo Chambers’ Influencing Climate Views in Faith Communities?

Social media is a powerful tool. There is a good chance that you found this blog through one of the many platforms that host the...

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How Did the ‘Francis Effect’ You? Papal Climate Action Goes Multi-annual

2015 was a big year for religion but then again, what year isn't huge for faith. Many leaders stuck out as climate advocates, but none...

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If Genesis is Not Static, Why Are Some of Our Creation Care Initiatives?

The beginning of every new year is subtle reminder of the various origin stories in scriptures through religious traditions. In the Book of Genesis, Christians...

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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 (Blessed Tomorrow's parent...

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Does Your Climate Strategy Have a Human Element?

The earth will survive climate change. Our planet has spun through various degrees of ecological transition, with cold and warm periods altering its landscape. The...

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A Climate Quiz for Your Congregation

The Pew Research Center created a climate change quiz and unlike test from our childhood; this questionnaire required an unusual prerequisite - one for which...

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4 Climate Achievements of 2015 and 4 Climate Initiatives for 2016!

Allah, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is firmly established on the throne. He covers the night as a veil...

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Hosea’s Prophetic Poetry of the Hebrew Bible in an Age of Climate Change

In 8th century BCE, Hosea, a minor Prophet of the Hebrew Bible, offered poetic insights on the nature of human existence and its role in...

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African American Communities Need Faith Leaders to ‘Do the Right Thing’ in Climate Action

Climate change has altered the way we work, play and thrive in God's creation. Still, no other community in America has been impacted by the...

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Why People of Faith Must Say, ‘NO’ to Nuclear Power as a Climate ‘Solution’

Houston, we've got a problem. And if the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is calling the bluff of the nuclear industry, we know...

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The COP21 Paris agreement has garnered plenty of praise (and a little doubt) from the global community. Was it ambitious enough? Will it redirect the...

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Is Climate Action a Leap of Faith for Americans?

A fire swept across the Jemez Mountains range four years ago, a blaze viewable from the home of Lutheran lay theologian and climate advocate, Larry...

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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....

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  In a historic, albeit, unexpected show of support, nearly 200 delegates reached an agreement to collectively reduce carbon emissions in Paris this weekend.  Most...

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ecoAmerica in Paris Day 6: Aimee Christensen Is Changing the Way We Do Business

It’s the day after the huge event Aimee Christensen helped organize — “Climate and Capital” on the sidelines of COP21, to inform and encourage investment in climate...

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ecoAmerica in Paris Day 5: Can Hip-Hop & Faith Build Climate Support In Paris’ Low Income Areas?

Outside of the Paris “beltway,” (Boulevard Périphérique), far from the climate talks and the palaces and villas where side meetings and donor discussions are taking...

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John Hill is using communications skills honed over 23 years of work in Washington, D.C., every day this week in Paris at COP21. As Assistant...

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ecoAmerica in Paris Day 3: Is Kosovo The Answer To Turning The Tide On Coal Production?

Noah Kittner, a Ph.D. candidate in Energy and Resources at U Cal Berkeley, ran cross country as a high school student in Raleigh, North Carolina....

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ecoAmericans in Paris Day 2: Latino Climate Leaders Convene in Paris for #COP21

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At the last COP meeting in Copenhagen in 2009, there was only one side event focused on health and climate. This year at COP21 in...

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Reclaiming Jihad for Creation- Christians Join Muslims in Climate Fast

For many Americans, the word 'Jihad' unfortunately carries with it a particular connotation that conjures memory of terror and violence. And that's completely wrong.  During...

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How Are You Communicating on Climate With Your Congregation? Let’s Talk Climate.

Every week, faith leaders across America stand before their respective assemblages to morally guide their diverse congregations on social issues. Creating a singular message that...

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Waking Up To Climate Change: A Spiritual Rebirth

'Spirituality' has been described by every sage and prophet from Indian mystics to Jesus as the process of 'waking up.' For many, a personal investigation...

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Does the Climate Debate Need Faith? Scientists Think So.

It may come as a surprise for some to hear a famed climate scientist declare, "...more science is not the answer to global action." That...

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COP21 Finally Arrives and Climate Leaders Are Ready!

Paris is finally here! COP21 begins today as over 190 world leaders gather to negotiate the fate of our climate. Feels weird writing that our...

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71% of Americans Want Climate Solutions From COP21

Discussions surrounding the likelihood of success at this year's climate talks in Paris have varied depending on what news source you frequent. Regardless of the...

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Will Eco-Theology Mend Our Rupture With God?

How does faith impact the climate discussion? As Dennis Patrick O’Hara, director of the Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology, shared, faith gives people...

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Is Your Temple the Living Word of God?

In Ephesians 2:21, Christians are taught, "In whom the whole structure,  joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord." What does this temple...

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Will Your Thanksgiving ‘Food Print’ Represent Your Love of God’s Creation?

This week, millions of Americans will come together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, a time for love, sharing and, of course, food. The...

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It has been just over a week since the attacks on Paris, and the world has changed. While my heart goes out to all those...

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Is Science Enough to Garner Climate Support?

Scientists have been warning people for decades that climate change is a serious and pervasive threat to the prosperity of humankind. And while climate efforts...

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Jamaica Bay Hindus Transform Religious Ceremonies for the Climate

As people of faith, our rites and rituals are sacred aspects of connecting to the divine. From Russian Orthodox bells carrying prayers to the heavens...

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Why Are These Christians Hiking to Paris?

The cold winds of November aren't enough to stop Christians from marching to Paris for climate change awareness. Then again religious theorists would argue that...

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God’s Glory Rediscovered Through The Eyes Of Appalachian Bishops

The Appalachian mountains have been revered by Americans for centuries. They are, without equivocation, a national treasure, which is why Kentucky and West Virgina Catholic...

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Since Pope Francis was elected to the Papacy in 2013, Catholics have been moved by his words, actions and compassion for the environment. From his...

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Let’s Talk Climate Report Releases Next Week (And Scientists Could’t Be Happier)

  How do we communicate on climate change effectively?  This question is an ever-present conundrum for scientists around the world. Climatologist Kevin Stark detailed the...

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Expanding World-Views, Thomas Berry And A False Dichotomy in Issues of Social Justice

A static belief is a dead position. A salient example being Dominican Sr. Patricia Siemen, who, after advocating for the construction of low-income housing in...

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‘Green Values’ Guide New Jersey Episcopal Church to Greenfaith Certification

The Green Team at St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church in New Jersey received a Greenfaith Certification after a tremendous accomplishment of transforming their faith facility. Greenfaith's...

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Moments before ecoAmerica founder, Bob Perkowitz took the stage at Climate Day LA, the news came in that President Obama had rejected the Keystone XL...

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Texas Gets a Week of Baptists Creation Care, and They Couldn’t Be Happier

You may remember Plainview, Texas from the National Geographic television series, 'Years of Living Dangerously,' in which famed climate scientist, Katharine Hayhoe expounded the many...

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‘Science Alone Cannot Save the Planet,’ But Faith Can

"Science alone cannot save the planet," shared  Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, the Orthodox Christian leader who spiritually guides 300 million people around the...

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Catholic Cardinals Come to America for a Week of Encyclical Related Climate Events

Everyone involved in raising climate awareness (and many that aren't) know about Pope Francis Encyclical, Laudato Si. It's powerful message of eco-justice under the umbrella...

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Do You ‘Desire’ A Healthy Planet? Climate Reflections On The Miracles of Jesus

The miracles of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels call for a recognition of maladies. In Luke 4:18, Jesus required the 'longing' or 'desire' for change,...

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Dalai Lama Shares 4 Demands To Ensure COP21 Is ‘Guided By Moral Dimensions’

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, has remained outspoken on the issue of climate change, expressing concern over its impact on the Tibetian Plateau, or...

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From One Latino Faith Leader to Another: Climate Change Has A ‘Spiritual Dimension’

Blessed Tomorrow leader and President of National Latino Evangelical Coalition, Rev. Gabriel Salguero, was deeply moved by Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. In an...

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4 Challenges We Still Face On 50th Anniversary of First Warning To A U.S. President On Climate Change

November 5th, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the first warning issued to a U.S. President regarding climate change. In the five decades since this...

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Catholic Bishops Offer COP21 Delegates ’10 Calls’ to Climate Action

Catholic Bishops from 5 continents have appealed to COP21 delegates to take legally binding action that will reduce the impact of climate change on the...

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Baptist Preacher Recounts Decades of Climate Action While Looking Toward the Future

"Caring for the planet, God's creation and people is a moral, ethical and spiritual issue primarily," shared Rev. Tom Carr while recounting his start in...

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Your View on Religion and Science is Wrong, and That’s a Good Thing

A study released by the Pew Research Foundation uncovered that fifty-nine percent of religiously affiliated Americans 'see' a conflict between religion (that is not their...

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Young Evangelicals Call on NAE to ‘Renounce Habits of Consumption’

Last month, Blessed Tomorrow welcomed Young Evangelicals for Climate Action at Coming Together in Faith on Climate. National Organizer and Spokesperson, Rachael Lamb shared her...

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Pluralism, Interfaith Works, and Why the Climate is Counting on Your Involvement

Climate science is universal. It remains an undeniable and immediate issue while our individual faith traditions differ. If climate change requires religious guidance to incite...

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Jane Goodall Discovers Climate Hope in Pope Francis

World-renowned primatologist, anthropologist and a United Nations Ambassador of Peace, Jane Goodall shared, "[Pope Francis] is absolutely amazing and he gives me more hope than...

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Faith Leaders Joined Across America for Climate Action Demonstration

Building on the momentum of last year's, The People's Climate March, Wednesday's, People’s Climate Movement’s National Day of Action, garnered support from 170 communities in...

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Indiana Church Generates Progressive Energy for Low-Income Communities

The Rev. Curtis Whittaker shared, "If a nonprofit or church is doing good work, they should be able to install solar panels and sell energy...

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What is Possible When People of Faith Work Together? Don’t Miss This Historic Event!

Yesterday, Parliment of the World's Religions began in Salt Lake City, Utah. For those unfamiliar with the proceedings, the global dialogue of faiths first transpired...

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Dan Misled Joins Ohio State Interfaith Panel on Climate Change

Blessed Tomorrow leader, Dan Misleh, director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, joined an interfaith panel at Ohio State University last week to discuss the role...

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Yorktown Church Joins Greenfaith Certification Program for Climate Leadership

There is a growing movement among houses of worship. One that insights the essence of reverence for creation, heightening our duty as stewards of God's...

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Green Climate Fund is About More Than Reducing Carbon Emissions, Its About Orphans

Malawi, a landlocked country in Southeastern region of Africa with vibrant highlands situated next to an abundant water source, is suffering. Floods caused by climate...

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United Methodists Strengthen Voice in Climate Solutions

Since COP20 in Lima, Peru last year, religious leaders have been looking forward to COP21 in Paris, France, where world leaders will gather to discuss...

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From Faithful Cycling to Climate Leadership, Everyone Plays a Part in the Solution

At Blessed Tomorrow, we are all about leadership! Through empowering climate leaders, we better enact solutions that will bring about a drastic change in the way...

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Religious or Not, ‘Nones’ are Listening to Faith-Based Climate Outreach

Three out of four Americans ascribe to a religious tradition, but they aren't the only ones who believe in a creator. While the number of...

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Faith Leaders Making Their Love Visible Through Climate Solutions

The week before last, I was blessed to join hundreds of faith leaders who gathered in Washington D.C. for Coming Together in Faith on Climate....

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How Are Faithful Millennials Responding to Pope Francis’ Ecological Ministry?

Millennials have quickly become a central focus for faith leaders, due in large part to quantifying reports that highlight their exodus from organized religion. Worrisome...

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Did Climate Collaboration Bring Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholicism Back Together?

When Pope Francis' Encyclical (Laudato Si) released in June, it carried the impact of moral leadership in climate talks beyond the Roman Catholic Church, a...

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For Rev. Nancy Wilson, Talking About Climate Change Isn’t Enough

As the Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches, Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson is attuned to the issues that face her congregation. While the longtime Reverend recognizes...

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Is Your Faith Facility an Energy Star? Learn How to Make it One!

Energy efficiency is the fastest, cheapest, and most resourceful solution for simultaneously saving your congregation  money and preventing greenhouse gas emissions. Recognizing the importance of...

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6 Steps to Climate Action With Rabbi Warren Stone

Last week, Blessed Tomorrow was lucky enough to welcome Rabbi Warren Stone,  Co-Chair of the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care, at Coming Together in...

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Suzii Paytner Inspired with Call to ‘Reawaken’ Our Love for Creation

Last week, Blessed Tomorrow co-hosted, Coming Together in Faith on Climate, a convening of faith leaders from various traditions to rally around Pope Francis' call...

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Pope Francis Wasn’t the Only Faith Leader in Washington Talking About Climate Change

After the Moral March on Climate last week, we [ecoAmerica crew] made our way over to the rally of faith leaders for the climate, staged...

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Pope Francis Inspires Climate Action for Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the most significant of the Jewish Holidays, coincided with Pope Francis' visit to DC this week, but that didn't stop a few Rabbis...

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ecoAmerica Gets a Wave from Pope Francis at St. Matthew’s Cathedral

The ecoAmerica office was gifted a special treat yesterday as Pope Francis made his way to St. Matthew Cathedral after speaking to President Obama at...

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Lutheran World Relief Finds Climate Solution in Pope Francis’ US Visit

Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief knows all too well the importance of climate action on the part of Congress. Which...

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Pope Francis, Eid al-Adha and Yom Kippur Foster Interfaith Climate Action

With the Pope's visit to the White House less than 24 hours away, a note of optimism fills the DC area. Apart from the proposed...

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North Carolina Mosque Joins Solar Power Initiative

Last February, 6,000 Jordanian mosques adopted solar power in a joint effort to address the growing role of faith communities in climate action. Similarly, an...

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Will ‘Creation Care’ Have an Impact on Republican Leadership?

Climate change has long been a point of contention in the Republican party; that is until Tuesday when 10 House Republicans announced they would sign...

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Rev. Sally G. Bingham Finds Climate Inspiration in Pope Francis and You Should Too

Rev. Sally G. Bingham is the president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light, and a Blessed Tomorrow leader who has worked tirelessly on the...

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What Will Pope Francis Say to Congress?

Pope Francis has echoed what scientists have been saying for years, according to climate leader, Katharine Hayhoe. While the findings come from decades-long, carefully accumulated...

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Rev. Joel Hunter is Protecting the Great Sustainer of Body and Spirit

Blessed Tomorrow leader, Dr. Joel Hunter and co-author, Susan Barnett, illuminated an interesting theme found in Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si. Turning his focus toward water,...

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Rosh Hashanah Welcomes Jewish-Catholic Resolve for Climate Leaders

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Interfaith Climate Leadership is Dependent On Your Humility

Successful climate solutions and leadership share a common ground of humility. In the climate edicts released by religious groups in the past year - Christain,...

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Removing the Political Climate from the Actual Climate

Proceeding the 1997 climate talks in Kyoto, Japan (COP 3), the world began moving in the right direction on climate change. Alas, suffering a setback...

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Join Us By Adding Your ‘Amen’ To Pope Francis’ Call to Climate Action

A faith leader colleague recently asked me why, with so much already going on in the faith community, we need to take advantage of this...

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Methodist Church Planters Take Aim On Climate Change

After a global search to discover his spiritual calling, Tyler Sit returned to his Methodist roots to find the social justice he was looking to...

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U.S. Government Puts Faith in Faith Communities for Social Justice

  A recent report found that US-UK governments could benefit from enhanced religious engagement on issues of social justice. The report, which details the proposed...

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Can the Book of Ezekiel Inspire New Leadership to Address Climate Migration?

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry warned that climate migration is already underway, rendering immediate climate action imperative. As migration takes center stage in the...

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World Day of Prayer for God’s Creation Turned Into Interfaith Success

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Catholic Bishops Lead California to Lower Carbon Emissions

The Golden State is getting a little help from Catholic Bishops as state lawmakers attempt to pass SB 350, a bill that would impose fuel...

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Parliament of the World’s Religions is Connecting Hearts on Climate Change

The Parliament of the World's Religions released a video this week, encouraging people of faith to 'reclaim the heart of our humanity' at this year's...

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World Day of Prayer Kicks Off ‘Season of Creation’

We are entering what many have deemed, 'the season of creation' (Septemeber 1 - October 4), as faith leaders around the world host events to...

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Clean Energy Companies Call on Faith Leaders to Save Them

North Carolina became a hotbed of climate leadership as The Conference of Major Superiors of Men, representing 17,0000 Catholic Preist passed a resolution earlier this month...

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Blessed Tomorrow Hosts Coming Together in Faith and Climate Summit to Welcome Pope Francis

On September 24th and 25th, Blessed Tomorrow, Faith in Public Life, National Cathedral, Convergence and Auburn will host Coming Together in Faith on Climate, bringing...

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How to Make Climate a Priority at this year’s ISNA Conference

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) will be hosting its 52nd annual conference in Chicago, September 4-7. The annual gathering is a time for American...

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Creation Care Gets Boost in Catholic Curriculum

“I’m not perfect, but I try to live sustainably as much as possible,” shared Brent Fernandez, a teacher of theology and science at Father Ryan...

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5 Facts About Methane Gas Offer 5 More Reasons to Support EPA’s Clean Energy Plan

We hear about it all the time, methane gas and the harm it can cause to our health and climate. But, how much do we...

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Muses On ‘Ubuntu’ to Curb Climate Change

"The destruction of the earth's environment is the human rights challenge of our time," Archbishop Desmund Tutu began his insistence for religious leaders to take...

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When science doesn’t work, give ’em faith

For decades, climate scientists have remained puzzled by their inability to sway climate opinions. Was the data too confusing? Could they simplify it? Projected sea...

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Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Leads 1.6 Billion Muslims to Climate Action

Insisting on an immediate move to 100% renewable energy, yesterday's release of The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change urged the United Nations Framework Convention...

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The United Church of Canada has moved to divest almost $6 million in holdings from fossil fuels, a resource they plan to reinvest in sustainable...

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Masha’Allah! Muslim Scholars Release Call to Climate Action!

In 2009, over 200 Muslim leaders developed a seven-year plan for climate action, an initiative that inspired 1.4 billion Muslims around the world to care...

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New Website Empowers Evangelical Climate Leaders

Climate Caretakers launched this week, offering a new voice in the growing movement of Evangelical Christians acting for the climate. Founded by a coalition of...

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Your Faith Tradition Influences Climate Attitudes, Whether You Like It or Not

Howard Zinn famously wrote, "you can't be neutral on a moving train," a declaration that once again finds application in the relationship between faith and...

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Blessed Tomorrow Leader, Jim Wallis, scheduled to speak at Parliament of the World’s Religions

For over 100 years, there have been parliamentary convenings of world religions (in one form or another) to discuss issues of interfaith outreach, religious education...

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Pope Joins Orthodox Church in Global Day of Prayer for God’s Creation

Pope Francis has made a concerted effort to include various faith groups in the discussion on climate change. From Buddhist communities to Jewish leaders, religious...

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Faithful Students Travel to Washington for Clean Energy Plan

What can a 21-year-old college student do about climate change? More than you might expect. A coalition of 20 students associated with Chicago's Sisters of Mercy,...

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Money Matters, Even in Creation Care

Many faith facilities are trying hard just to keep the lights on (often the problem), making creation care initiatives something they intend for the future...

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Connecting with Hope and Climate Justice in Columbus, Ohio

Two weeks ago, I attended the Disciples of Christ biennial General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. Disciples are a founding partner of Blessed Tomorrow, so I...

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Why Laudato Si Inspired me to Turn Off My A/C

The sweltering heat of July is a lingering reminder that the climate is changing, a reality that rest heavy on my heart. Going down as...

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Faith Leaders Support Renewable Energy Plan With 180 Signatures

In a historic move, President Obama developed a plan to reduce carbon emissions in America by 32 percent, and faith leaders have expressed their support....

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Blessed Tomorrow Endorses Moral Action for Climate Justice

Pope Francis is coming to America in September to address Congress on climate change and we are standing with him! Thousands will gather on September...

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Will You Bring Faith to the People’s Climate March?

In September 2014, 700,000 people took to the streets to demand climate action from government leaders during the People's Climate March. The astounding number of...

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Can Faith Leaders Transform Climate Education Through Missionary Work?

If asked, most Americans would likely know something about climate change. Which made the recent news that 40% of the global population has never heard...

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Bill McKibben Turns Toward Faith Leaders for Climate Hope

Climate action hero, Bill Mckibben penned an article for the Boston Globe - a compelling look at the long history of climate action in Ameican religious...

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Will Pope Francis Answer the Climate Call of Health Leaders?

Nurses around the world are reminded daily of the devastating effect climate change is having on our health. As Asthma and other respiratory problems increase,...

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Religious Leaders Offer Theological Guidance at Summit of Conscience for Climate

With COP21 just five months away, organizations are attempting to preemptively address many of the issues scheduled to be addressed in September. While US mayors...

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Sisters of Loretto Vote Unanimously to Divest from Fossil Fuels

For over 50 years, the Sisters of Loretto (Loretto Community), a Catholic coalition of ordained sisters and laypeople have maintained creation care as one of their...

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Evangelical Climate Leader Preaches Gospel Through Climate Action

Why should an Evangelical Christian care about climate change? Put simply, "because climate action is about defending human life," a calling that many Christians believe...

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Green Chalice & Blessed Tomorrow Care for ‘Holy Ground’ With Collaborative Video

The entire earth is holy ground, making it is our sacred duty as stewards of His creation to care for every piece of it. Which...

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Blessed Tomorrow Leader Rev. Gerald Durley Honored at White House for Climate Action

The White House took the time on Monday afternoon to honor some of America's 'faith champions' making an impact on climate action. The list of...

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Hispanic-Americans Lead Climate Concern, but Pew Poll Suggests New Outreach Potential

A new Pew Research poll examines popular concern over climate change around the globe. Forty-two percent of Americans polled agree that climate change is a...

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An Eid al-Fitr Reflection on Caring for the Climate

Eid Mubarak my Muslim brothers and sisters! Eid al-Fitr is here and Ramadan has come to a close. Now, that the fast is complete, we...

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4 Things We Learned from Faith Leaders at Momentus 2015 Leadership Summit

Momentus Path to Positive 2015 Leadership Summit was a major success, but before we begin planning next year's event, let’s pause to reflect on the...

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Lausanne Creation Care Movement Addresses Evangelical Outreach

Focusing on three areas of discussion, Lausanne Creation Care Network is hosting Creation Care and the Gospel Conference: Canada/US, July 27 - July 31, 2015. ...

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Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish Leaders Come Together for Our Common Home

Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si is a Catholic document but is it exclusively for Catholics? While its rhetoric urging people to care for creation employs...

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Interfaith Power and Light Supports Pope’s Call to ‘Care for Our Common Home’

David Malone of Interfaith Power and Light (a Blessed Tomorrow partner) penned a thank you to Pope Francis for inspiring millions with his Encyclical, Laudato...

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Tackling Climate Change is ‘Kids Play’ According to Mothers

Climate change holds a dramatic impact on the well-being of our children, causing an estimated 150,000 asthma attacks annually. Which is why faith leaders joined...

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Multi-Faith Survey Reveals 5 Keys to Communicating on Climate Change

This past May, Blessed Tomorrow encouraged you to participate in a joint effort between COIN (Climate Outreach and Information Network) and Our Voice, to survey what...

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Savoring Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Refreshment for the Journey

Recently my friend Lisa Restrom, co-founder of Divest-Invest Individual, a movement of individual investors divesting from oil, gas, and coal and investing in the emerging new...

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Episcopal Church Divest $380 Million from Fossil Fuels

The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church ended last week with a groundbreaking new commitment to climate action. The proceeding held in Salt Lake...

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America Quietly Takes Lead on Climate Change, and Public Opinion Follows

America is quietly becoming a global climate leader. With China following our lead last week, America has gone from minor climate action to one of...

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North Carolina Church Harnesses the Power of the Sun for Climate Action

In February, we reported the ambiguous regulations of solar power in Indiana, and how it was affecting small churches. Similarly, North Carolina’s Faith Community Church...

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Cosmos Host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Supports Pope’s Climate Encyclical

Popular astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson has displayed public support for both the Pope and the Vatican in a series of tweets from his personal account: “Yes,...

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Faith Leaders’ March on Rome Turned Into More Than a Celebration of Laudato Si

If a sign reading, “SOLAR POWER IS FROM THE HEAVENS,’ doesn’t bring a smile to your face, I don't know what will. And, smiles were...

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Why Are Jewish Leaders Joining Pope Francis in Climate Action?

Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Jersey City, Long Island and Tel Aviv - These are just a few of the cities projected to be submerged under water by...

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White House Welcomes Buddhist Leaders to Discuss Climate Change

The White House U.S. Buddhist Leaders Conference convened last month with an emphasis placed on the pan-Buddhist movement and climate change. Using 2009’s publication on...

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Can Southern Baptist Millennials Bring the Convention to Climate Action?

When Blessed Tomorrow Leader, Jonathan Merritt wrote Green Like God, he intended to bridge the schism between the eschatologically grounded climate denial of older generations,...

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Disciples of Christ General Assembly is ‘Going Green’ for God’s Creation

In 1977, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly began their first eco-justice initiative, a Task Force on Ecology that evolved into a series of...

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6 Millennial Faith Leaders Making an Impact on Climate Change

Representing six various religious practices, the recent list of millennial faith leaders taking action for the climate speaks to the powerful initiative of morally guided...

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Remembering AME Victim Rev. Clementa Pinckney: A Creation Care Advocate

The shooting at African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina coincided with last week's unveil of Pope Francis' climate encyclical. Our hearts go out to...

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Are Evangelical Christians Coming Around On Climate Change?

In Mark Stoll's investigation on the role of environmentalism in the Baptists tradition (or lack thereof), he focused on the cohort's wavered anti-environmental past. While his...

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I’m Dreaming of a Green Ramadan – Climate Action for Muslims

Assalaamu alaykum - It's that time of year again when Muslims around the world will begin their 30-day fast to ‘scorch' away the previous year's habits; practice patience;...

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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...

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The People Get Their Pilgrim in Move Toward Climate Solution

Former Philippine climate change commissioner Naderev "Yeb" Saño began his 6 month pilgrimage to COP21 on Monday, with his first stop in Vanuatu, a region still recovering from climate change related...

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Mad Max, Christian Theology and the Long History of American Creation Care

Dystopic tales of the earth's destruction are perhaps what fill the seats at theaters these days, but art did not always reflect such a pessimistic view of nature....

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8 Climate Myths Debunked By Catholic Coalition

Myths surrounding climate change have become prevalent in today's discourse, giving skeptics a false sense of certainty in their rally against climate action. How do we discern...

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Synoptic Gospels Inspire Creation Care for Evangelical Christians

Our partner organization, Sojourners recently asked the question, “Why does caring about Jesus mean we should care for the earth?” Creation care has historically relied...

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At MomentUs Summit, Faith Leaders Urge Seizing Kairos Moment

On May 21, I joined 170 leaders and colleagues at ecoAmerica’s annual MomentUs summit in Washington DC. This is always a special event, with many...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Employs Art to Change Climate Values

Proceedings for the Halki Summit wrap up today, a joint effort by Southern New Hampshire University and Patriarch Bartholomew to address “Theology, Ecology, and the Word: A Conversation on...

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Rabbis Inspired By Pope Francis to Pen Jewish Climate Letter

In anticipation of Pope Francis' Climate Encyclical set for release on June 18, 2015, Jewish Rabbis have fashioned a Rabbinic letter of their own. Inspired by Pope Francis' moral imperative...

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Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas Relieves Divestment Hesitation for Faith Leaders

In conversing with faith leaders, Episcopal Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas has found a disconnect in the way we think about our religious beliefs and our personal/church...

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Catholic and Evangelical Christians Convene to Protect Our Children

Climate change is arguably the greatest threat facing our children today. The decisions we make regarding the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan, for example, will...

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The Very Thing That Fuels Climate Denial May Be What Garners Climate Support

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Every effective communications strategy has symbols and climate change is not exempt from this tradition. They help us understand issues that often evade our comprehension due in part to the...

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3 Days, 350 Leaders, 1 Summit: Blessed Tomorrow Joins Sojourners for Social Justice

Do you know a leader inspired by faith who is making a difference for social justice? If so, then it's time to nominate them for...

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Pope Francis may have sought his initial influence from Saint Francis for his relationship with nature, but his renewed action is fueled by Catholics around...

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“We have to stop being defensive,” Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné said in regard to past climate irresponsibilities. His words mark what many are viewing as...

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Climate Leaders Adorn List of 50 Most Influential Jewish Figures

The Jerusalem Post released a list of the 50 most influential Jews around the world, two of which are making major changes for the climate....

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How One Conservative Evangelical, Climate Change Denier Came to Care for Creation

Swaddled in a blanket of misconception, one Evangelical theologian spent years of his life publicly denying climate change. Working with the understanding that climate change...

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The Surprising Truth of Faith-Based Climate Denial is Actually Political

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Is Christian Ecological Hope the Path to a Renewed Church?

Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics and so many more Christian denominations are joining a global effort to tread ‘more lightly' on God's creation. The Biblical mandate is...

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Is Your Climate Voice Being Heard? Join the Global Movement in Just 10 Minutes!

Our friends at COIN (Climate Outreach and Information Network) have joined with Our Voice to develop new ways to engage people of faith, and they need your...

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California Faith Leaders Are Drying Up Lawns for Climate Action

“Since we had such a large lawn, we thought that we want to set an example, not only for ourselves, but also for the community,”...

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Who’s Helping Pope Francis Write His Climate Encyclical?

News stories are in abundance regarding Pope Francis' Climate Encyclical, but what about the people helping him write it? Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the...

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Affiliated Christians Drop 8% – Can Climate Change Get Them Back?

The number of Americans identifying as Christian has dropped 8% since 2007, according to Pew Research. The largest proportion of these ‘nones' are found in...

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Failure to Act on Climate Change Declared Sin by Pope Francis

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Scholars Gather to Discuss the Social Stresses of Climate Migration

While the implications of climate change may be devastating to economic prosperity, national security and agricultural resources, the harsh reality of how it will affect less affluent...

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Will Religious Conviction Turn the Tide of Republican Climate Change Denial?

Jeb Bush made waves this week after addressing a crowd at Liberty University regarding the importance of faith-based creation care. Bush shared his religious conviction...

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People of Faith Rank in Top 10 American Climate Leaders

The environmental movement, with its origins in nation park conservation at the beginning of the 20th century, has taken many shapes over the decades. Following an onslaught...

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See Why Pope Francis is Seeking Counsel From Muslims on Climate Change

Last month, Muslim leaders gathered at the Vatican to discuss the moral implications of climate change. Apart from Muslim majority countries expected to suffer the greatest...

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Preaching Green to Fill the Pews: Millennials Want Substance, Not Gimmicks

Rachel Evans has faced a lot of scrutiny following the release her Washington Post article. And, while I will not speak to the surface level...

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Faith Leaders Make Climate Talks More Inclusive for Minorites

The list of attendees scheduled to appear at the University of the District of Columbia Law School are some of the most influential climate leaders...

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Everyone is a Shareholder in God’s Creation

Dina Medland recently penned an article regarding a joint effort by the world's top corporations to reduce carbon emissions. Much of the language employed by...

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The Oil & Gas Industry Admits That Climate Change is Real and Man-Made!

In recent months, top leaders have been forced to take a stance on climate change, such was the case when Bernie Sanders pressed the senatorial...

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If We Know What Does Not Work in Climate Communications, What Does?

Climate opinions in America are difficult to track and often waver with the political tide - an ebb and flow of economic and party line rhetoric....

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Closing the Climate Gap in the Catholic Church

According to a Pew Research poll, 61 percent of Hispanic Catholics agree that climate change is human-caused and should be addressed, while only 40 percent of white Catholics...

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Our Moral Moment: Discovering the Importance of Creation Care

I met my husband Jim 15 years ago this June at a Christian rock festival in rural western Pennsylvania. Neither of us had gone for...

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UN Officials and Pope Francis Cross Pollinate Climate Ideas for Moral Leadership

Ban Ki-Moon delivered his keynote speech yesterday to a proverbial who's-who of religious leaders at the Vatican hosted conference on climate change. In preparation for Pope...

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A Call for Christian Conservation in the Book of Genesis

In the Book of Genesis, God created the world, forming water, land, and humans. In making His creation, God imposed limitation on the formed world,...

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Religious Teachings Are the Moral Underpinning of Climate Action

There are many reasons to care about climate change, from economic prosperity to the overall health of humanity. As displayed by the organization, Health Care...

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Learn to Debunk Climate Myths With These 6 Climate Facts

From senatorial snowballs to energy company campaigns, discussions of climate change are often the breading ground for ill-informed opinions that alter the actions of everyday...

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A Moral Imperative to Lead on Climate – 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit

On Tuesday, Pope Francis sent out a call to care for creation as a matter of caring for all of humanity (via Twitter!). His Papal Encyclical...

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Earth Day Prompts Faith Leaders to Address Our Responsibility to Care for Creation

The 45th annual Earth Day is upon us, prompting President Obama to speak about climate change during his weekly address, sharing, ‘It is about protecting...

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What May Non-Catholics Glean From Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical?

Blessed Tomorrow Leader, Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-founder of  Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, recently offered some advice for Non-Catholics who wish to engage the...

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Interfaith Power and Light Held DC Conference to Care for Creation

This past week, DC was inundated with Blessed Tomorrow partners for an Interfaith Power and Light conference on caring for God’s creation. The attendees included...

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Vatican Announces Climate Change Conference With United Nations

Just when you thought 2015 climate action couldn't get any better, the Vatican announced plans to host a climate change conference on April 28, 2015. With...

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‘God is Waiting On You’ to Steward His Creation

Nature is a manifestation of God's love. It is His greatest doing in our vast universe, giving us a momentary glimpse into the magnitude that is His powerful being....

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Katharine Hayhoe Reframes Christian ‘Belief’ in Climate Change

Climate communications often revolve around the question, 'Do you believe in climate change?' To which, Evangelical, climate scientist, Katharine Hayhoe responds, "Do you believe in...

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Religious Leaders Muse on the Morality of Climate Change

Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori's categorization of climate change denial as 'sinful,' stirred up some interesting discussion last week. A panel of distinguished religious leaders...

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Tim DeChristopher Challenges Faith Leaders to Guide Climate Justice

Tim DeChristopher recently penned an open letter (of sorts) to faith leaders in America, encouraging them to lead the climate movement, rather than simply follow...

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The United Methodist Church Holds Creation Care Conference in Georgia!

For the eighth consecutive year, The United Methodist of Georgia are organizing their conference, "Environmental Resurrection: Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters," scheduled April 24-26. From environmental...

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Young Evangelicals Turn to Gospel for Climate Conversion

Thirty young Evangelicals recently made the long journey to Kenya, Africa to experience the drastic impact of climate change on farmers in the region. In...

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Blessed Tomorrow Leader, Joel Hunter, Uses an ‘Alter Call’ to Motivate Climate Action

As sea levels rise, so do global religious populations, according to PEW Research Center's latest report. Causing many climate motivators to reorient their approach to the conveyance of...

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Stewardship Needs a Leader This Earth Day

April 22nd marks the 45th consecutive celebration of Earth Day. Once championed by the subset of 1960s counterculture, Earth Day has transformed into a global...

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COP21 Pilgrims Cultivate Stewardship in Walk to Paris

From Lourdes to Hajj, the religious pilgrimage is a staple of all faith traditions. Intended to insight and cultivate a spiritual awakening, the arduous journeys...

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President Obama Leads the World to Climate Action as COP21 Approaches

2 Chronicles 15:7 states, ‘But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.’ Courageous leadership in the...

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2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit: Creating a Tipping Point for Climate Solutions

Where can you find a bishop, a doctor, and a mayor talking about climate change, and collaborating on ways to inspire Americans and faith communities...

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Catholic Leaders Encourage Everyone to Sign COP21 Petition for Climate Action

Any person that follows Papal news, knows that climate change has become a major talking point for Pope Francis. Considering the Vatican's longstanding dedication to...

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Passover and Easter Provide Creation Care Opportunity for Faith Leaders

Catholics around the world are probably familiar with the phrase, 'preferential option for the poor.' This commonly used talking point within the Catholic Church may...

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Episcopalian Bishop Leads Church to Climate Action

Frank. Straightforward. Unrelenting. These are the words that best describe the climate communications of Episcopal Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori. Calling climate change denial a 'blind position,' Schori,...

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Blessed Tomorrow Leader Explains Why Climate Change Induced Drought is a Women’s Issue

Climate change is a women's issue, according to World Vision president and Blessed Tomorrow faith leader Richard Stearns. While it remains an issue that affects us all,...

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More Speakers Announced! 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit

We are pleased to announce several additional speakers who will be joining our 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, taking place May 20-21 in Washington, DC. Our...

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Network of Jesuit University Leaders Address Climate Change at Chicago Sustainability Conference

Jesuits Universities in America have long since been a tight network of higher education leaders, and now the timeless institutions are extending their efforts to...

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Rev. Otis Moss Leads Black Faith Communities to Care for Creation

Climate change has become a growing issue in churches across America with black faith communities leading the charge. The trend in these communities came as no...

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Blessed Tomorrow Leader Jay Faison Guides Republicans to Climate Action

Self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, Republican and Christian, Jay Faison is bridging the gap between climate action and politically conservative Americans. After having left the corporate world,...

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A Wind of Change is Coming for American Climate Action

God answered Job's cry with a 'whirlwind' of esoteric knowledge (Job 38:1), elevating him to a higher plane of wisdom; and once again, He is...

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Key Speakers Announced! 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit

Curious to know who will be sharing their insights at the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit?  In addition to the growing list of attendees, we are...

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‘Civic Ecology Stewards’ Take Minor Steps Toward Major Ecological Restoration

At times, climate change can feel overwhelming, but that isn't stopping faith groups who are taking minor steps toward major change. The Huffington Post recently...

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Religious Groups Call on Pfizer to Act for the Climate

Religious leaders and organizations have joined forces to encourage Pfizer Pharmaceutical company to cut ties with climate change denier American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The coalition...

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Using Earth Day as a Springboard for Engaging Your Congregation

Wednesday, April 22nd will mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Started in 1970 in the United States, the original Earth Day is credited as...

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Announcing the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, May 20-21

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce our 5th annual leadership summit. Path to Positive, the 2015 MomentUs Leadership Summit, is being held on May 20th and 21st, 2015 in Washington,...

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Find Out Why Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical Is Important for Non-Catholics

Pope Francis is scheduled to release his Climate encyclical in the next few months, in which he will guide 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on how...

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IPCC Report On Climate Change Displacement Is A Call To Faith Leaders

The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) releases annual statistics on climate change for the previous year and the year to come. According to their recent...

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Conservative Christians Defend Solar Energy Practices of Indiana Churches

Last month I wrote about the struggle of Indiana churches to maintain current solar energy practices from encroaching legislation that would bankrupt many worship facilities....

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Become a Creation Care Leader With Interfaith Power and Light

Climate change is a moral issue that requires the leadership of faith communities just as much it requires the efforts of scientists and politicians. But...

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72% of Americans Believe Climate Action is a Moral Obligation

A recent IPSOS poll taken from 2,827 Americans found that two-thirds of respondents (62%) believe global leaders are morally obligated to act on climate change. Additionally, seventy-two...

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Your Church is a Conduit to the Divine, But Does It Reflect His Will?

What does a 131-year-old church have to do with creation care? Everything.  Apart from needing to cut cost, United Church of Granville understands that reducing...

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Your Stewardship Is Well Intended But Is It Well Informed?

The question is often raised: what is humankind's role in nature? Depending on what scholarly exegesis you subscribe to, you might arrive at different answers....

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Rabbi Finds Climate Motivation in Queen Esther

Scripture has, and always will be a source of malleable symbolism, offering motivation in the most unlikely of places. As Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein thumbed through the...

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Water Day Prayer Sparks Global Effort

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Green Faith is Certifying Churches – Is Your Church Eco-Friendly?

Worship facilities across the US are signing up for Green Faith's certification program that designates churches, synagogues and mosque as being eco-friendly facilities. While the two-year intensive program...

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Another Triumph for God’s Creation: President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL

The Keystone XL bill 'has earned my veto,' President Obama explained in his veto message on Tuesday. After six years of battle, the TransCanada Corp pipeline that would have...

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Climate Change vs Global Warming: Are You Using the Correct Term?

Climate Communication can be dicey water as the discourse summons political affiliation, scientific distrust and self interest from deniers. One semantic misstep and a climate communicator is liable...

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Blessed Tomorrow Leader, Jonathan Merritt, Encourages Us to Rock a Reusable Bag

Prolific Writer and Blessed Tomorrow Leader, Jonathan Merritt, has an endless catalog of profound proclamations on the cultural relevance of faith in today's society. Apart...

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This Lent, Why Not a Carbon Fast?

This Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian tradition. As you may know, Lent, which lasts for 40 days until...

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Effective Climate Communication: Christian Stewardship Shines as Dominion Theology Fades

Christian views on the environment have manifest in many ways since Gutenberg's advent of the printing press, which allowed laypeople to perform personal exegesis. As more...

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Carbon Fasting for Lent: Another Way Catholic Leaders Care for Creation

Lent is upon us and many Catholics are approaching this religious time of repentance in a new way. Catholics around the world are carbon fasting...

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Why is Creation Care So Important to Catholic Theology?

For many Christians, Catholic or not, the Earth is a physical manifestation of God's love. While all maintain His presence in their heart, many see the beauty of...

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New Study Insist We Leave Science Out of Climate Talks

We have all been there, demonstrating to someone the scientific evidence that climate change is real and man-made, just as their eyes glaze over in discontent. According to...

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A conservative estimate of emissions resulting from the burning fossil fuels is around 6%, according to the EPA. That’s not including the production necessary to...

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Are You Prepared for the Valentine’s Weekend National Preach-In On Global Warming?

This weekend marks the 5th annual Preach-In On Global Warming, hosted by our partner, Interfaith Power and Light. With events happening across the country, this...

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Can Faith Leaders Really Make a Difference in UNFCCC?

Journalist from around the world gathered to witness the historic event of COP20 in Lima this past fall. Their reaction to the proceeding was largely...

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If Science Is Not the Way to Communicate On Climate Change, What Is?

How would you describe climate change to someone if you were limited to the length of an elevator ride? That's the question posed by Climate...

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Episcopal Church is Approaching Creation Care From All Angles

The Episcopal Church has received two-years of funding for creation ministries in Tennessee. The $48,000 stipend is part of an environmental stewardship fellowship awarded from...

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Will Solar Panel Legislation Hurt Indiana Churches?

Solar energy legislation might not seem like a big deal for faith communities, but for parishes such as Cumberland First Baptist Church and Englewood Christian...

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What Makes a Moral Leader?

At Blessed Tomorrow, we view climate change as an ethical issue that requires moral leadership. While moral leadership has historically come from a wide range of...

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Creation Care Works in Congruence With God’s Plan, Not Against It

Faith-based objections to climate change realities are often grounded in a theological understanding of humankind's inability to manipulate the world. As climate denying senator, James...

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Eco-Therapy Helps Religious Leaders Address Mental Illness

Any faith leader can tell you that addressing mental illness is a difficult aspect of their leadership. While opinions on how to medically treat mental...

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Building a Path-to-Positive Change for Tu B’Shevat

The Jewish festival, Tu B’Shevat, is just around the corner and you know what that means — time to celebrate trees! Tu B’Shevat is a...

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Sojourner’s Jim Wallis Seeks Repentance Through Divestment

The call has gone out for faith communities to divest from fossil fuels; and while many religious institutions have taken the call-to-action seriously, Rev. Jim...

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EPA Chief Visits Vatican to Discuss Moral Implications of Climate Change

Head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis this Friday to discuss the 'moral issue' of climate change;...

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The Tree Outside is a Direct Link to Genesis

Teaching creation care to your congregation can start to feel cumbersome, at times. You've done the leg work, uncovered scriptural teachings that command our stewardship of...

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Rethinking Genesis: How Human Humility Will Save the Climate

The Book of Genesis depicts God's ordering the world out of chaos; forming all that we see today. Man-made climate change is, in many ways, digressing that...

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Faith On the Hill Influences Congressional Climate Votes

The 114th congressional body is the most religiously diverse committee to ever occupy the House of Representatives. With the first Buddhist, Hindu and self identifying...

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Religious People of Color Take on Climate Change in Mississippi

Desert News asked the question: Why do religious people of color care so much about climate change? Simply put, they have to. The answer to this question...

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LDS Church Unveils Massive Online Creation Care Library

The Mormon Church may not be stealing news headlines when it comes to climate change, but that doesn't mean they haven't been active in the...

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Mary Evelyn Tucker Discusses Her Decades of Creation Care Research

Yale University's, Take Five Series, sat down with Blessed Tomorrow leader, Mary Evelyn Tucker, to discuss her thoughts on creation care in academia as a...

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Pontiff’s Tough Love Encourages Climate Action

Pope Francis' recent visit to the Philippines is another caveat to his impending climate encyclical, scheduled for release this Spring. Calling the current generation "a culture of waste,"...

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Teachings On Love Extend to Climate Leadership

Martin Luther King Jr. was a champion of social justice who often relied on his Baptist theology to motivate millions through arguably one the most...

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Evangelical Pastor Pens Open Letter Urging Congress to Care for Creation

Evangelical pastor, Brian McLaren and Rev. Cameron Trimble, recently published, An Open Letter to the Republican Congress; in which they contend: "We...care for the earth because like you,...

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Retired Grandmother Goes ‘Beyond the Bin’ at Cincinnati Parish

At Blessed Tomorrow, we emphasis the importance of faith leaders, leading by example; and 74 year-old Deanna Spatz, coordinator of Beyond the Bin, is a shining...

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Would Jesus Pay a Carbon Tax?

Recent news has been abuzz with talks of a carbon tax for the US, such as the Washington Post article, Oil's Swoon Creates the Opening for a...

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UN Secretary Names Climate Change as Top Priority for 2015

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki- Moon, named climate change a top priority for 2015. His Thursday speech to the general assembly unveiled his, Sustainable Development plan, that...

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30 Million People Displaced by Climate Change Makes Creation Care a Moral Issue

The evidence of humankind's contribution to climate change is irrefutable; the effects of which are happening quicker than we had anticipated. In 2012, over 30...

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25 Years of Catholic Ecology – More Powerful Than Ever

Pope Francis' highly anticipated climate encyclical is considered to be the Catholic Church's most profound statement on the environment; and while it is no doubt...

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How to Implement Energy Saving Technology at Your Church

With church attendance dropping across the US, many faith leaders are having difficulty 'keeping the lights on' (which may be the actual problem). The overhead...

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A Daughter’s Plea for Creation Care Graces Rolling Stone Magazine

Never has a more poignant representation of creation care discourse been displayed than when Anna Jane Joyner penned a compelling open letter to her Evangelical...

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Unraveling the 3 Layers of Environmental Preaching

Every religious leader holds a sacred duty to guide their congregates on matters of social justice. Faith leaders provide a moral compass that assist us...

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How to Revitalize the Narrative in Environmental Preaching

The induction of Post Modern thought has allowed counter narratives to thrive in a seemingly blissful land of pluralism. This newfound subtlety of truth has opened...

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Pope Francis Joins UN Assembly to Counsel On Climate Action

Pope Francis has become a momentous advisory for the climate since his election in March 2013. From the announcement of an encyclical designed to instruct 1.2...

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Green Evangelicals Connect Pro-Life Agenda to Climate Action

When 30 year-old Ben Lowe isn't running for political office, meeting with Presidential advisors or penning a new book, he's busy traversing the US speaking...

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7 Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions for a Better Climate

2014 was a great year for the climate with people of all faiths answering the call to climate action. With 2015 just around the corner,...

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Evangelical Christian Strengthens Faith Through Climate Action

Katharine Hayhoe, a political science professor and climate scientist at Texas Tech University, has worked tirelessly over the years to educate religious communities about climate...

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5 Ways to Increase Faith-Based Social Engagement

Faith communities around the world are inextricably linked by a concern for the poor. With 36 million poor people being displaced by climate change in...

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New PRRI Climate Survey Offers Insights into Faith and Climate Attitudes

On Friday, November 21st, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), in partnership with the American Academy of Religion (AAR), released the results of a 3,000-person...

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Reflecting On Lima: 3 Talking Points For Climate Engagement

The UNFCCC climate talks in Peru were a proverbial who’s-who of religious leaders, scientists and political diplomats; further solidifying climate action as a unifier of...

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I’m Dreaming of a ‘Green’ Christmas: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday

Christmas is just two days away and soon, millions around the world will gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s a beautiful time...

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Little Stewards: Teaching Children the Importance of Creation Care

Children are the lifeblood of any congregation, but when it comes to ecclesiastic climate education, the youth are often overlooked. A perceived inability for them...

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The Top 5 Traits That Make A Great Leader

At ecoAmerica, one of our main priorities is empowering leaders to build support for climate action. There’s a reason leaders are such an important part...

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Menorah Illuminates Path to Climate Action for Hanukkah

Over two thousand years have passed since the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem; and still, the Maccabee triumph over the Seleucid Empire serves...

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Church Elders: An Untapped Resource for Climate Action

For mainline Protestant churches in America, 23% of the worship community is over the age of 65; most of whom are retired. And, while many...

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Road to Jericho Reaches Bolivia: How to Be a Climate Samaritan in 2015

Jesus, compelled to make his case for helping those in need, recounted the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37); a parable that in today's...

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U.S. Churches Answer UNFCCC’s Call to Climate Action

As the United Nation's climate conference in Lima came to a close, Christina Figueres voiced one final plea to religious leaders around the world. Once again...

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Are Religious Conferences Contributing to Climate Change?

“We could create an A.A.R. Sabbatical Year,” suggested Dr. Laurie Zoloth, president of the American Academy of Religion, during her opening remarks at the organization's recent...

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How to Connect With Americans on Climate Change: New ecoAmerica/CRED Guide Tells All

  ecoAmerica and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University and are proud to announce the release of their new communications...

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3 Ways to Get 3 Million People Back in Church

With 3 million young people leaving the church each year, faith leaders are resorting to highly unusual tactics in an effort to regain their divorced...

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4 Ways Religion Lends Itself to Climate Awareness?

97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and that it is man-made. With all this scientific data floating around, why does religion play...

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Christian Creationist Ken Ham Misleads Many with Climate Change “Acceptance”

Creationist Ken Ham has accepted climate change as a reality! Well, not quite. His recent ‘Answers in Genesis’ article insists that, "No matter how many times...

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Kerry Calls on Christians to Protect Muslims From Climate Change

“Religion matters,” echoed through Washington DC as Secretary of State, John Kerry welcomed Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Shaarik H. Zafar. His words were clear...

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Evangelical Christians Garner Support for EPA Regulations

The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), along with Environmental Entrepreneurs, are dispelling the myth that Evangelicals are skeptical about climate change.  According to a recent article,...

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Pope Francis Supports UNFCCC as Faith Leaders Pray for Climate Action

This week in Lima, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicks off what some are calling the most critical discussion on climate...

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Interfaith Leaders Speak Out Against Air Polluting Interstate

Faith leaders in Denver, Colorado are speaking out against the proposed expansion of Interstate 70, designed to accommodate a growing number of cars in the...

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Jewish Urban Farm Takes Root In California

When the first Israeli Kibbutz was founded in 1909, many theorized that it would never last. By 1940, the fraternity of Jewish farms had risen...

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Reclaiming the Religious Pilgrimage From the Grips of Consumerism

Religious pilgrimages and accompanying festivals have forever been a staple of faith-based groups around the world. To embark on an arduous journey, solely for the...

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Pro-Life Opinions Bring Christians To Creation Care Action

Do pro-life opinions obligate you to creation care initiatives? Many Christians are starting to think so and their argument is actually quite straight-forward. If you believe...

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Talking Creation Care At Thanksgiving Dinner

The holidays are here and we all know how difficult it can be when ‘politicized’ issues arise between family members. While it’s easier to leave...

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Blessed Tomorrow Leader, Rev. Jim Antal, Speaks at Yale Conference on Cosmology and Creation Care

Yale University hosted a conference to publicly unpack Christian responses to Brian Swimme’s, Journey of the Universe; a film that explores what William James called...

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Millennial ‘Nones’ Reconnect With Religion Through Nature and Eco-Theology

When the Pew Research Institute released their pivotal 2012 survey on ‘nones’ in America, it took the religious world by storm and remains an issue...

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Blessed Tomorrow Partners’: A Call-to-Action Against Methane Gas

American faith communities have long since been a major component of climate action on both a national and local level. From the Midwest-Dust Bowl that...

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Religious Leaders Team Up to Address the Moral Crisis of Climate Change

“Let’s use the bell in the church steeple for its original purpose, to sound the alarm and rally the town…to awaken to the challenge of...

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Evangelical Christians Take Action Toward Creation Care

Evangelical Environmental Network CEO, Mitch Hescox, a pastor and former coal worker, knows a thing-or-two about Christian attitudes on climate change. His recent adoption of...

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Expanding Faith Beyond the Church to All of God’s Creations

Protecting the environment is not only our civic duty, it is a ‘sacred trust’ bestowed by God, according to Gary Payton. He explains, “If we...

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Innovative Solar Project Helps Cement Faith and Climate Link

“It is so much more than about raising money. It is about doing the right thing by our faith. Embracing renewable energy demonstrates a love...

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Latinos, Faith, and the Real Cost of Climate

“¿Cuánto cuesta?” asks Blessed Tomorrow Executive Committee member and National Latino Evangelical Coalition President Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero in a recent op-ed for The Huffington Post. In English, “How much does it cost?”  ...

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Faith Communities Join the International Call for Climate Action

People of faith have always played a crucial role in the success of moral movements within the United States, from abolition, to civil rights, to...

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Making the Evangelical Case for Climate Action

A recent article in the Boston Globe features Dr. Dorothy Boorse, a biology professor at a Christian evangelical school, Gordon College, in Wenham, Massachusetts. Dr. Boorse helps to break...

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NRCCC Releases Interfaith Climate Statement

The National Religious Coalition on Creation Care, a Blessed Tomorrow partner, has produced a powerful new interfaith statement on climate change. The statement demonstrates how...

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3 Faith & Climate Takeaways From the Sojourners Summit

Earlier this month, I attended the first annual Sojourners Summit, a national gathering of over 300 prominent faith leaders that included an outstanding list of...

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Don’t Just Recycle, Do Something!

"As faith leaders, it is time to organize and mobilize. We have the largest networks of people trying to do what is right of any...

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A Pastor’s Perspective on Climate Change

For many people, climate is abstract. But for Rev. Dr. Salguero, it’s personal. In a recent op-ed for The Huffington Post, Rev. Dr. Salguero (a member of the Blessed Tomorrow...

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Leaders From Across the Nation Join MomentUs Summit to Take Action on Climate Change

A diverse group of high-profile leaders including climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” are joining more than...

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Faith Leaders Answer the Call on Climate Change Through Blessed Tomorrow

The Blessed Tomorrow Leadership Circle, comprised of more than 20 faith leaders from around the country, is pleased to announce the official launch of a...

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Tying Climate Into Customs: A Carbon Fast for Lent

Many people give up things like chocolate or coffee for Lent. But carbon? That’s what the Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, the conference minister and president...

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Evangelical Christians Taking Lead on Climate Solutions

While some evangelicals perceive a conflict between faith and science, a growing number are starting to rally for climate solutions, according to a recent article...

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How Faith Communities Are Changing the Climate Conversation

Climate change isn’t just about melting ice caps and stranded polar bears – it’s also an issue that will profoundly affect people. But climate change...

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Climate Change as a Natural Extension of the Civil Rights Movement

In this Huffington Post article, Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley of Providence Missionary Baptist Church and the Blessed Tomorrow Leadership Circle reflects on the 50th anniversary...

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Sin and Climate Change Denial – A Theological Exploration

In this Washington Post article, Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, the former president of the Chicago Theological Seminary, discusses climate change in theological terms: specifically, whether...

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Climate’s Newest Leaders: African-American Clergy

Three African-American clergy, including Blessed Tomorrow Leadership Circle members Bishop Vashti McKenzie and Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, recently spoke at a White House panel on climate...

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New Poll: Americans Will Act on Climate, If Their Peers and Leaders Ask Them To

A new polling report released this month, "American Actions to Limit Global Warming in November 2013" reveals that Americans are willing to take steps in their lives...

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Church of England Cites Morality in Climate Announcement

The Church of England announced last week that it would reconsider its financial investments in light of the impact they are having on global climate...

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The Pope Is Going Green (and Telling People, Too)

Pope Francis, who named himself after the patron saint of the environment and animals, already made something of a statement about his opinions on environmental...

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