A proposed pipeline through the Kentucky heartland needs more time and study, according to an coalition of Christian denominations in the Bluegrass State.
As you pass by the Church of the Presentation, in Upper Saddle River, N.J., you’ll notice a not-so-ordinary feature glimmering in the sunlight on top of its roof.
“The solar panels make the place look more attractive,” opines Fr. Bob Stagg, the pastor.
While an outward sign of the parish’s commitment to energy conservation and fiscal responsibility, it serves as just one piece of an integrative and intentional effort to promote environmental stewardship across its countless ministries and 4,000 families.
Theologian Karl Barth once said, “to clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.”
That sentence contains a whole theology.
Climate change represents an "ethical challenge to civilization," said the Vatican's lead representative to an international conference discussing the worldwide impact of climate change.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore told attendees at a church-run conference that the Vatican would help "form consciences and ethical perspectives" on climate change in line with Catholic social teaching and encourage "fairness, impartiality and mutual responsibility" when it came to action to address the environmental threat.
A lot depends on the story you tell, not just for you but also for the environment around you.
Climate change has fostered abuse narratives. We abused the environment for this long, and now we must go into recovery mode. Our dark narratives are about the theme of abuse; our hopeful narratives are about recovery. Recovery alone is way too small a destination for this time -- we need a more muscular story.
Eco Catholic: An anti-fracking pope? That question led Francis into environmental circles after a photo on Twitter showed him holding up a T-shirt that read, "No to fracking."
Michelle Muzzio loves the winged creatures of earth. So her trek last summer to the Isle of Iona off Scotland’s southwestern shores soared with feathered synchronicity. It was the perfect place to be.
As government delegates began debating climate change in Warsaw Monday, Catholic representatives have worked to ensure the church's voice is heard.
The Conference of the Parties, running until Nov. 22, will review progress since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which committed industrialized countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Catholic organizations are present in the Polish capital, too, lobbying for action through parallel discussions.
Eco Catholic: Cardinal Peter Turkson, undaunted by the mindset of his audience, used his keynote speech to promote caution when it comes to GMOs.
Grocery aisles in Washington state could look a little different in 2015 if voters approve a ballot measure Tuesday to require product labels to disclose when genetically modified crops are included.
Most of the processed foods and beverages that dominate the shelves are made with some sort of genetically modified crop, like soy or corn.
Campbell Soup Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Kellogg Co. are among the companies pumping money into the fight against the referendum, known as Initiative 522, claiming the measure is misleading, would hurt farmers and raise grocery costs.