Tag Archives: environment

Seeing the world through different eyes

January 30, 2015

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Three legged tables crash when we slice off the third leg. Knives, forks, spoons, coffee cups, and plates splatter all over the floor along with the vase with the flowers. It’s an embarrassing mess.

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Ca-ching: Human-induced climate change spells doom for spirituality and business

September 15, 2014

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It’s a strange harmony. Wall Street powerhouses now chime with robed clerics in an offbeat tune: Ruining our atmosphere is not only immoral, it’s bad for the S&P 500. What’s next? Will the executives and clergy swap portfolio tips for divestment brochures at the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York City?

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Pressuring the Obama administration: Preserve our public land

October 19, 2013

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The New Evangelical Partnership for Common Good refuses to be pegged. It has criticized Republicans. It also criticizes the president for surrendering too much land to energy companies and urges him to preserve more. The short video:

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Don’t tell me what happens next: Machinists and dock workers will carry signs saying, “Save The Meadows”

October 13, 2013

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You rarely feel the love when you walk into a labor-environmental pow-wow. One side wants money and jobs; the other wants bugs and trees – or so goes the myth. But the Connecticut AFL-CIO sees that there is no vaccine against climate change. Its workers will pay the same price as the rest of the populace, so the organization voted in a resolution calling for a transition to a clean-energy economy with green jobs.
Here is news release, with links to the resolution itself.

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A pastor implores his colleagues: No more blindness on climate change

November 8, 2012

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My colleague, Tom Carr, has been involved in environmental issues for over twenty years.  He’s been fighting the good fight on climate change, and he e-mailed the following to 130 of his fellow clerics.  With his permission, I indulged my fetish for editing (just a little bit), and I’ve posted it here, hoping it will […]

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Video of the month: Welcome To The Rest Of Our Lives

July 20, 2012

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0NrS2L6KcE&feature=player_embedded#!

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A Time To Act

November 30, 2011

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I face a question and a challenge as I grope my way into activism. The question: What do I do when the river that swept me into the life of Christ now empties into a toxic swamp? The very word, “evangelical,” which once conjured images of joyful Jesus Freaks, conveys political intimidation. It’s as if Ayn Rand’s spirit descended and screeched on Pentecost: “Be selfish and shrill!” But then comes the challenge: Why am I so late? Why did I hide behind the term, “peacemaker,” and avoid the loving confrontation so necessary for true shalom? Why did I wait until I was personally hurt?

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A call for videos advancing the cause of furry little animals

November 15, 2011

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The National Association of Evangelicals has joined hands with others and is sponsoring a video contest on creation care for 18 to 25-year-olds. The deadline is December 10th. See the video below for more information.

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A Pro-Life, “Christian” organization gone rogue

October 1, 2011

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I hear the echoing booms. The Family Research Council is hammering nails into the coffin of its own credibility – and, once again, it drags the rest of us into its grave. I’ll crawl out and obsequiously plead before my agnostic friends: “I’m sure the FRC is well-motivated … they care … they’re sincere … law-abiding … love dogs and cats … but (that inexorable “but”) … not all of us are like them.”

My friends are not stupid. They see the organization’s mockery of its proclaimed anti-abortion stance; they see how the FRC is not genuinely pro-life; they see through the chimeras and phantoms and figments and find no resemblance with the New Testament lifestyle. It’s evident: The FRC is a ventriloquist’s doll for the Far Right fringe, complete with a Bible tucked beneath its wooden arm (witness the clone like resemblance between its budget cutting proposals and the Republican Party’s, here and here). The ventriloquist preaches from Ayn Rand’s notes while neglecting the baby in the womb as well as the infant in the crib. They want nothing to do with our ilk if it means resembling the Family Research Council.

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For no rhyme or reason …

June 30, 2011

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Supposedly, this blog is devoted to theological-sociological-spiritual-cultural-environmental proclammation. Nuts to that for now. I loved this video of breaching whales and I’m passing it along. God is fun and he loves it when his creatures have fun.

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