What a way to spend the First Sunday of Lent: standing up for clean energy and creation care with thousands of like-minded souls. On Sunday, thousands of people from faith-based and environmental groups along with climate scientists will be doing just that in Washington, D.C., at the Forward on Climate rally. It promises to be the largest climate rally gathering in U.S. history, say the organizers from 350.org, The Sierra Club and the Hip Hop Caucus.
Eco Catholic: Deemed the "green pope," Benedict spoke often of the need for greater care for creation among people of all faiths.
When a group of religious educators approached Sr. Terri MacKenzie to ask, "What is a good way to teach little children about God?", MacKenzie, a longtime classroom teacher, had a ready reply: "Don't look up at the sky while you are talking to them. They will think that God is only 'up there' and far, far away, instead of here on earth with us, in us and in everything that exists."
Post-Sandy homes returned to nature?
When Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern United States in late October, it decimated the lives of millions of people, and for many left their homes in indiscernible piles of lumber and memories. Now, for those in New York their governor is proposing to buy what remains.
Events that ended with the suffix "-in" were a staple of the late 1960s and early '70s. But organizers think the time is right for a "preach-in" on the effects of climate change and global warming.
Interfaith Power & Light, which is sponsoring the nationwide event Feb. 9-10, has already lined up one Catholic parish and one convent as early signers-on to the preach-in.
In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama restated his dedication to climate change as a central priority of his second term.
When was the last time you heard a homily addressing the seriousness of climate change? Perhaps this question needs rephrasing: How often have you heard a homily addressing the seriousness of climate change?
“Transition Michiana,” a community conference to promote and explore sustainability and the challenges of living locally will be held at the Salvation Army Kroc Center at 900 West Western Avenue in South Bend, Indiana on Jan. 24-26.
Julie Scaglione, a resident of the St. Louis area, is intent on keeping shoes and handbags out of the landfill. Instead, she wants people to donate these items to her nonprofit organization, Gateway2Give. Scaglione sells the items to exporters for developing world resale. A portion of the money from the sales is turned into grants for water projects across the planet working to provide access to clean water.
Here is the news release, as sent by email. For more information about Scaglione's organization, go to Gateway2Give.com.
A combination of a mild winter, a historically warm spring and a summer filled with droughts led to a logical and unsurprising conclusion: 2012 was really hot.
On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed that the past year was in fact the warmest year on record.