(RNS) — By the denomination’s reckoning, that makes it the first Christian body to endorse the environmental protection legislation sponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The city of Los Angeles gave AllenCo three years to clean up an urban oil well in Los Angeles. The move comes after years of activism by local faith-based groups, who say the neighborhood well was a nuisance.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's soaring water pollution is threatening the religious rites of its tight-knit Mandaean community, already devastated by 15 years of war that has also affected the country's other minority sects.
Our civilization is in deep ___________. Noah would have understood.
DUBLIN (RNS) — The move comes in response to Francis’ 2015 environmental encyclical, “Laudato Si,” and follows the introduction of a bill in the Irish Parliament requiring the country’s sovereign wealth fund to divest from all fossil fuels.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Churches, schools and crops have been burned in a clearing process that government officials say will save the main water supply.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Francis urged governments to honor their Paris commitments and said institutions like the IMF and World Bank had important roles to play in encouraging reforms promoting sustainable development.
(RNS) — Stunning amounts of food waste produced in Muslim-majority nations during the holy month have led to a gradual awakening about Muslims’ responsibilities to the environment. Now, U.S. Muslims hope to lead their communities toward a zero-waste Ramadan – or at least a minimal-waste one.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) — Smaller, African-American churches are convinced of the moral obligations of switching to renewable energy sources, but the speed with which they take on solar panels has much to do with economics and state regulations.
(RNS) — If I had to choose a Bible verse for a sermon I would give on Earth Day this year, it would be Psalm 24, verse 1: 'The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.' And I would encourage our taking an inventory of what is happening in 'the fullness thereof.'
PAICINES, Calif. (RNS) — When 40 faith-based farmers gathered for a first-of-its-kind weekend at a working ranch near San Jose, they sought nothing less than a complete disruption of how food is grown, distributed and even served.
(RNS) — 'We believe God cannot commission the death of species that he had brought to life,' said the Rev. Charles Odira, a Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and conservationist.
Good riddance to Kathleen Hartnett White: she celebrated fossil fuels like anti-abolitionists once praised slavery.
(RNS) — The president's move on Monday (Dec. 4) would shrink by 85 percent Utah's Bears Ears National Monument, which is considered sacred by a number of Native American tribes.