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New D.C. solar farm is response to Pope Francis’s call to care for Earth

By YCC Team Photo: Catholic Charities DC Solar Array
Catholic sisters living in a convent in northeast Washington, D.C., used to look out their windows at a big, empty field. Now they gaze out at a solar farm that, in spring, will have flowers…

Meet the ecologist who works for God and fights against grass

By Cara Buckley Photo: Karsten Moran
A Long Island couple say that fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity starts at home. Or rather, right outside your home in the suburbs.

Meet an Ecologist Who Works for God (and Against Lawns)

By Cara Buckley Photo: Karsten Moran
If Bill Jacobs were a petty man, or a less religious one, he might look through the thicket of flowers, bushes and brambles that encircle his home and see enemies all around. For to the…

Indigenous and faith leaders urge Procter & Gamble to end logging of old-growth forests

By Diana Kruzman
Mitchell Lands couldn’t make the trip south from Canada, where he lives on the traditional lands of the Migisi Sahgaigan, or Eagle Lake First Nation, in the province of Ontario. But Lands’ voice echoed in…

Finding common ground between faith and science on climate change

By Pamela McCall and Elaine Clark Photo: Renee Bright
In June, 90% of Utah was in “extreme drought.” Gov. Spencer Cox asked Utahns to cut back their water use — and to pray for rain. That drew ire on social media. Some said the…

Caught between hope and despair on climate change

By Thomas Reese Photo: AP Photo/Alastair Grant
As world leaders meet in Glasgow, Scotland, I am depressed by the inability of nations to deal with the coming climate catastrophe. The fault is not entirely on the heads of world leaders. They are…

As COP26 conference gathers, faith-based environmentalists fight ‘eco-grief’

By Elizabeth E. Evans
There’s a word for climate disaster fatigue: It’s called “eco-grief.” As the United Nations Climate Conference (known as COP26) gathers world leaders in Glasgow, Scotland, over the next two weeks to discuss climate change, and…

Faith groups increasingly join fight against climate change

By Luis Andres Henao And Jessie Wardarski
On a boat ride along a bayou that shares the name of his Native American tribe, Donald Dardar points to a cross marking his ancestors’ south Louisiana burial ground — a place he fears will…

Demonstrators Hold Multi-Faith Rally for Climate Change Action

By Ben Kern and WORT News Department Photo: Phil Haslanger
Dozens gathered around the Wisconsin Capitol Building today for one mission: improving global climate health. The event, called Prayers for the Planet, was coordinated through Greenfaith — a worldwide, multi-faith coalition that seeks a better…

‘Destroying the planet is against our religion,’ say Colorado Springs religious leaders at climate protest

By Debbie Kelley Photo: Christian Murdock
When religious leaders speak, people tend to listen. That’s why about 40 people representing different faith traditions gathered on the steps of Colorado Springs City Hall Friday to reiterate a theme common to the beliefs…