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Faith Meets Stewardship on the Pilgrimage to Mecca

“The rocks, the plants — they are for the service of God, and we are here for the service of God.” Source: Pixabay For Saffet Abid Catovic, being kind to the environment is an act of faith. It respects the example set by the Prophet Mohammad and those before him, Abraham and Ishmael, who, it is said, strove toREAD MORE


Interfaith Leaders Bless Electric Vehicles (VIDEO)

“Commitment to walking upon the Earth softly means reducing our carbon footprint.” Source: Pixabay On a recent Monday morning, Rabbi Abraham drove to Newark, New Jersey to bless some electric cars. He pulled into the lot behind Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, parked his Chevy Volt beside two Teslas and headed inside. It may sound unusual, butREAD MORE


A Spiritual Reckoning is Coming for Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda

“This is about protecting our children’s health and being a follower of Jesus Christ.” Source: Pexels A coalition of faith leaders took to the steps of the Interior Department to ask Secretary Ryan Zinke to curb methane leaks at natural gas drilling sites. Notably, the group included a representative of the evangelical community, which is very supportiveREAD MORE


Climate Change, Colonialism and Christianity

An interview with Cardinal John Ribat and Karenna Gore Source: Pexels Under the leadership of Pope Francis, the Catholic Church has become a powerful voice for action on climate change, while Catholic leaders from vulnerable countries have emerged as some of the issue’s greatest evangelists. Recently, Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea, visited the United StatesREAD MORE

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Why Faith Communities Might Be Our Best Hope for Fighting Climate Change

As it turns out, the faith community may have a marked advantage when it comes to dealing with global warming. According to University of British Columbia social psychologist and author Ara Norenzayan, religion primes cooperation. In his work, Norenzayan has found religious societies to be more cooperative than non-religious societies — particularly where a group’s survival is threatened.READ MORE