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Letters to Anthropocene kids
Ethicist Larry Rasmussen tells his grandchildren the truth about the earth’s peril—and calls them to embrace its beauty.
Pope Francis to join other clergy at first 'Faith Pavilion' at climate summit
A multitude of ways to love the earth
Mallory McDuff’s anthology centers non-White voices and women’s narratives in the climate justice conversation.
Environmental faith groups laud Pope Francis's new climate exhortation
Preservation of church and planet
“The least green thing,” says Bob Jaeger of Partners for Sacred Places, “is to tear down and replace the building.”
A preventable oil spill in Kansas
Fossil fuel companies aren’t promoting sustainability. They can’t even be trusted to take baseline safety measures.
Catholic bishops in Ireland ask parishes to conserve 30 percent of property for pollinators, biodiversity
For Jesus, the inverse of scarcity isn’t abundance—it’s accumulation.
Southern California church plants native species in its gardens, becomes part of its natural environment
Can churches spread the gospel of solar in coal country?
Can money-making microgrids empower Black churches to close the clean energy gap?
Laudato Trees planting program enlists Catholic properties to help increase DC's canopy
Meet Gil, the protector
The protagonist of Lydia Millet’s new novel is like a mother hen, both to his neighbors and to the birds.
by Allison Backous Troy
Why did conservative evangelicals turn against the environment?
It was mostly politics, argues historian Neall Pogue.
by Robert Shaffer
Could churches be prime locations for EV charging stations? One company thinks so.
by Amethyst Holmes
In the face of climate change, how do we tend to our spirits?
In true agrarian fashion, Norm Wirzba suggests starting small.
by Kyle Childress
Who gets to live on the land?
Historian Jo Guldi argues that land occupancy struggles aren’t just about fairness; they’re about humanity’s survival.
by Andrew W. Stevens
A reminder of what’s worth saving
Elizabeth Weinberg’s call to climate action highlights the interconnection of all things.
by Victoria Wick
When the Four Horsemen ride again
Climate change will have religious consequences, especially in the Global South.
by Philip Jenkins
Where did the baby boomers go wrong?
Bill McKibben recalls his suburban childhood without a hint of nostalgia.
by Martin B. Copenhaver