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Earth Day 2013 Faith-based News and Blog-Posts








Are Climate Skeptics Ignoring God's Design?
Evangelical climate scientists Katherine Hayhoe and Thomas Ackerman recently wrote a piece for The Christian Post challenging Rush Limbaugh's claim that one cannot believe in both God and climate change. That piece prompted one of the faith community's most ardent opponents of climate action, Calvin Beisner, to jump to Limbaugh's defense in a piece entitled God, Rush, and Global Warming. Read more

To start a New Year For Trees, the Jewish Community Sets Goal of Reducing Greenhouse Gas
Tonight is erev Tu Bish’vat, marking the beginning of the Jewish new year for trees. On this holiday, we consider our moral obligation and tremendous responsibility to share the fruits of God’s earth with all. Now, more than ever, we must take the essential steps of reducing the environmental impact of our own communities as well as advocating for policies that affect environmental integrity. Read more

Pope Benedict Encourages Unity on Environmental Action
On January 9, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI addressed the recent natural and ecological disasters and the importance of cooperation on the issue of environmental quality in the 2012 message to the Vatican's diplomatic corps. Read more



National Coalition Honors Lisa Jackson as Steward of God's Creation
Environmentalists of faith bestowed their 2011 Steward of God's Creation upon EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson for her "courage and resolution in the face of opposition of multinational corporations" at the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care's (NRCCC) sold-out prayer breakfast last week. Read more

Washington National Cathedral Spotlights Environmentalism This Sunday
Stewardship of our natural environment is something all faiths should take seriously. Tomorrow, the Washington National Cathedral's Sunday Forum will host Dr. Matthew Sleeth for a discussion on creation care and the Cathedral's Earth Day activities. Read more


Spirituality, Sustainability and A Global Consciousness
One of my late teachers, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, once said: “The modern person behaves as if the sole purpose of the universe were to satisfy their needs.” His challenge: “We must not give in to that reality, but rather transcend it by sacrificing one’s own interests for the sake of the holy. Read more


Earth Day Network Co-Hosts National Prayer Breakfast on Climate Concerns
WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2010 – Earth Day Network partnered with The National Religious Coalition on Creation Care (NRCCC) to host a National Prayer Breakfast today in Washington. The interfaith coalition and guests gathered to prepare for a week of meetings with Congress and government officials to address the impacts of climate change from a religious perspective. Read more