Environmental Justice

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February 24, 2010

Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Muslims could strengthen Christians in persuading global leaders to agree to ambitious and sustainable goals at the next international talks on climate change if they joined forces, says the newly appointed general secretary of the World Council of Churches.

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February 17, 2010

Christians observing the Lenten time of sacrifice are being urged to engage in acts that enable a better sharing of world resources. Eastern Orthodox churches began Lent on Great Monday, two days before Western Christians on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17. It is a 40-day period inspired by the time...

February 3, 2010

Faith groups in southern Africa have condemned irresponsible mining practices by corporations they say have claimed lives, damaged the environment and impoverished communities. "Africa is poor because of its rich resources ... This blessing must not became a curse to its people," said...

January 22, 2010

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

As senior leaders of major communities of faith, we express our appreciation for the strong leadership you demonstrated at the international climate negotiations in...

January 20, 2010

The focus for 2010 World Mission Sunday, celebrated on Sunday, Feb. 14, will be "World Mission and the Environment."

"Observance of World Mission Sunday is an opportunity for congregations and dioceses to participate in the wider global mission of the church," said Michael Schut, the...

January 19, 2010

United States Senate Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator,

As communities and people of faith, we are called to protect and serve God’s great Creation and work for justice for all of God’s people. We believe that the United States must take all appropriate and available actions to...

December 10, 2009

When Bill Mebane presented a paper on his work with fish ponds in Haiti at the annual agricultural conference of ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) in December, he was achieving one of the goals for next steps in this ministry. Mebane wants to disseminate what he and his...

December 10, 2009

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has told President Jacob Zuma that he is well placed to speak out on issues of ecological debt and eco-justice at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. In a statement released Dec. 10, Makgoba said he had...

December 8, 2009

Imagine you are home. Not necessarily the place where you lay your head to rest each night, but the place that feels like home in your bones, in your heart.

Remember the laughter, the tears; maybe the snap of the fall air flushing your cheeks, the hammer of heat, the dew on a soft...

December 1, 2009

As the world prepares for the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen, on the other side of the globe people gathered to pray for the delegates who are to meet in the Danish capital. Many of those who attended the "pray for climate change" service in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov...

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