Archive | June, 2013

A challenge to self-righteous evangelicals: get with it on climate change

June 29, 2013

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Many evangelical denominations and churches still bury their heads in the sand.  Climate change?  No thank you.  We’ll read our pre-packaged scripts from the Koch brothers, oil industry, and the Cornwall Alliance.   Evangelical leader Richard Cizik issues his tribe a gentlemanly challenge in this morning’s Washington Post.  I’ve pasted the first paragraphs with a link […]

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President Obama’s speech on climate change

June 25, 2013

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Many are expressing surprise at President Obama’s speech on climate change at Georgetown University today (see the comments at 350.org). This is the speech.

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Hearing the rally cry

June 25, 2013

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President Obama addressed the issue of climate change today.  Much more will be said in this space; but, for now, I’ll turn it over to my co-laborer in this effort to awaken sleepy Christians to this moral and spiritual issue.  Here is his first paragraph, then a link over to his site, “Beloved Planet.” I’ve […]

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President Obama pledges to address climate change

June 23, 2013

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At 1:35 on Tuesday June 25th President Obama will speak at Georgetown University on the growing threat of climate change. He will lay out his vision of where we need to go, to do what we can to address and prepare for the serious implications of a changing climate. We can see the speech by tuning in to whitehouse.gov/live.

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Pope Francis to G-8 Summit: Ethics Matter

June 17, 2013

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The good pope recently mailed a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the G-8 Summit host in Belfast, in which he reminds us that an economy without ethics is a bad economy.  A salient section:  The long-term measures that are designed to ensure an adequate legal framework for all economic actions, as well as […]

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A case of sliced and diced minds and climate change

June 13, 2013

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Someone picked up scissors and snipped our mentalities. Our thoughts lay like scraps on the floor: thinking is severed from doing; spirituality is cut from its heritage and theological reflection mutates into one-liners from an adolescent-like preacher in an empty comedy club. Such imagery comes in the wake of recent events on humanity’s most dire […]

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