Tag: Environmentalism

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    This New Year celebration of trees, observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month Shevat, has grown in popularity because of its connection to the environment. We spoke last year with Eldridge Street Synagogue educator Mattie Ettenheim at a Tu B’Shevat observance. More

    January 10, 2014 | Comments

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    Interfaith Power & Light brings together people of different faiths to be better stewards of creation by responding to global warming and by supporting changes in environmental public policy. More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    Climate change “is probably the most moral issue of our time,” says the president and founder of Interfaith Power & Light, a coalition of thousands of religious people putting their faith into action through energy stewardship. More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    If the environment is just one more important issue, “it won’t gain the traction that it needs. We need to redefine creation care as the underlying mitzvah or commandment or good deed.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    Some estimates predict that the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro will disappear completely by 2020. Without the ice and snow, the rivers that flow down the mountain will simply dry up. “Then there is no life here. The people will have to move or they die,” says assistant bishop Frederick Shoo. More

    July 13, 2012 | Comments

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    Gidon Bromberg of Friends of the Earth Middle East says the Jordan River, holy to half of humanity, has become a mixture of sewage water and agricultural runoff unsafe for the pilgrims who come to be baptized in it. More

    October 8, 2010 | Comments

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    “The issue here is not BP’s behavior, it’s not the Obama administration’s behavior. It’s our behavior. That is where the deepest change has to happen.” More

    July 9, 2010 | Comments

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    Engaged Buddhism means “you must confront social suffering,” says Thai scholar and activist Sulak Sivaraksa, “and people suffer now because of the environment.” More

    January 15, 2010 | Comments

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    RABBI LAWRENCE TROSTER (GreenFaith): To be bar-mitzvahed is to come of age in the Jewish tradition. For women, it’s bat mitzvah. Many years ago, the rabbis had to create, what you might say, a legal definition of what it meant … More

    August 14, 2009 | Comments

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    Science and religion are sometimes at odds over the environment, but this prominent biologist is pleading for both to work together in order to protect the earth’s biodiversity. More

    November 17, 2006 | Comments

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