The 2015 World Fair tackles issues of food production, nutrition, global resources, and public education. This focus coincides with Earth Day, 22 April, a day to recognize our obligations to Planet Earth.
What resources might faith traditions bring to the complex intersection of sustainability, economic growth, and environmental care? What problems might faith traditions cause in this time of crisis? Key voices in the area of climate care address issues of global warming, GMOs, water resources, fossil fuel emissions, and more.
There's one more thing I want to do before I go, for the sake of the biosphere.
Unless we're one of the few who've signed up for that trip to Mars, this earth is the only home we have, and it's overheating.
Unfortunately, Evangelicalism may have to stop being Evangelicalism before it can truly start to care for the world God created.
Individuals and institutions are taking action to confront climate change based on their religious values of love and justice for all.
Balancing competing goods is a matter of prudential judgment and not the smug attitude that caricatures people and organizations as benighted or rapacious.
Becoming one with Waheguru (the Divine Life Force sometimes referred to as "God") requires humans to live in harmony with all of creation.
Our industrial food systems threaten the health of our watersheds, the biodiversity of agricultural ecologies, and the life of our soil.
Our interconnected socio-environmental problems are symptoms of deeper moral ills — ills such as hubris, greed, selfishness, apathy, and every other kind of corruption.
The power to make the world a better place is in our hands, not the hands of politicians, or Wall Street, or anyone else.
Modern humans do not understand that we are part of the web of life, and our connection has been deliberately severed. Your children or grandchildren will die. War is coming, over water, grain, and gas.
Returning to the principles at the heart of the religion can help ground Buddhists in reduced consumption, and help them convince others to get on board.
Environmental concerns are an outward symptom of other realities in western society.
Theology of Work Project
God's use of the words subdue and dominion in Genesis 1 do not give us permission to run roughshod over any part of his creation.
Rome ruled the West for 400 years, but its empire collapsed. In this hemisphere, the Mayans, the Incas, and the Aztecs had their day, but their empires are long gone. What could possibly make anyone think contemporary Western society will have a different fate – other than nationalistic propaganda or garden-variety wishful thinking?
Climate change is a significant moral issue according to the recent survey conducted by Reuters/IPSOS, where nearly 3 out of every 4 persons surveyed said he or she is “personally morally obligated” to control carbon dioxide emissions. World leaders also should also be more morally obligated to take action to protect the planet, 66% of [Read More...]