December 2016 News

December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016 By Cori Fugere Urban Catholic News Service Burlington, Vt. - The Burlington, Vermont, diocese will observe a special Year of Creation during 2017. Similar...
December 22, 2016
December 22, 2016Yale Divinity Schoolhttp://divinity.yale.edu/news/latinx-christianity-and-religionecology-are-focus-new-mar-concentrations Yale Divinity School is launching...
December 21, 2016
Full title: Ecuador’s Standing Rock? Tanks and Helicopters Deployed Against Indigenous Shuar People Defending Ancestral Territory From Mega-Mining December 21,...
December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016By David Schilling, Senior Program Director, Interfaith Center on Corporate ResponsibilityInstitute for Human Rights and Business The Standing Rock Sioux...
December 20, 2016
As winter rages over the Dakotas and temperatures plummet below freezing, NoDAPL protest movement members hold ground. By Avery WhiteAl JazeeraDecember 20, 2016 Standing Rock...
December 15, 2016
December 14, 2016 By Jame SchaeferSociety for Conservation Biology SCB’s Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group (RCBWG) released a summary of the Best...
December 15, 2016
By Jame Schaefer and Susan HigginsOn behalf of the Religion and Conservation Biology Working GroupSociety for Conservation BiologyDecember 2016http://conbio.org/images/...
December 14, 2016
December 13, 2016By Derek HawkinsWashington Post A ruptured pipeline has spilled more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil into a hillside and a Little Missouri River...
December 14, 2016
Recent events at Standing Rock spark new questions about sacredness, environment, tribal nation sovereignty By Rob EnslinSyracuse University College of Arts &...
December 12, 2016
600 Moroccan mosques are installing solar to save money and inspire people. By Diana MadsonYale Climate ConnectionsDecember 12, 2016 In the North African kingdom of Morocco,...
December 8, 2016
For those who left behind communities ravaged by poverty and substance abuse, their time spent at this historic gathering has been transformational By Julia Carrie WongThe...
December 7, 2016
December 6, 2016By Rosalyn R. LaPierThe Conversation The Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency responsible for investigating, developing and maintaining water and...
December 7, 2016
December 7, 2016By Amanda FroelichNation of Change Today, hundreds of veterans from across the United States took a knee and begged for forgiveness for crimes committed...
December 7, 2016
December 7, 2016By Jordan Chariton Mediaite Growing up in a land of white privilege on Long Island, I had it fairly good. I wasn’t rich nor poor; I was middle class...
December 6, 2016
December 6, 2016 By Maureen Fiedler  National Catholic Reporter “Would you go and tear up St. Peter’s in Rome just because you want to put a pipeline through it?”...
December 6, 2016
December 5, 2016Yale University Institute of Sacred Music Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) has announced that Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, will be...
December 6, 2016
December 6, 2016By Adele Peters  Fast Co.Exist While the pipeline may have been halted in North Dakota, construction workers just finished drilling under the Des Moines...
December 6, 2016
December 6, 2016By Tim ScottTruthout The peaceful Native Water Protectors who have been resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on sacred...
December 5, 2016
Wes Clark Jr. was among the veterans celebrating the DAPL news and asking forgiveness SalonDecember 5, 2016 Wes Clark Jr., the son of retired U.S. Army general and former...
December 5, 2016
And that’s why they won at least a temporary victory. By Bill McKibbenThe NationDecember 5, 2016 All organizing is story-telling, and the story that got told at...
December 5, 2016
December 5, 2016Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Tokyo: A new app has been created to track and map activities that contribute to actualizing the Sustainable Development Goals...
December 4, 2016
December 4, 2016By Bill McKibbenThe Guardian The defeat of an energy company by indigenous activists shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish. There are lessons here as we...
December 4, 2016
The “historic” decision comes as thousands of protesters gather on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. By Chris D’AngeloHuffington PostDecember 4, 2016 The...
December 4, 2016
The Corps’ decision is a victory for several thousand protesters camped near the construction site By James MacPhersonNBC WashingtonDecember 4, 2016 U.S. Army Corps of...
December 3, 2016
December 3, 2016By Alexa EricksonCollective Evolution Environmental attorney and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has put in decades of work to protect the environment, so...
December 3, 2016
UpFront Al JazeeraDecember 2, 2016 Iran’s Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar discusses her country’s latest environmental policies.
December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016By Jade Begay Indigenous Environment Network MANAND, ND - On Friday December 2nd at approximately 2pm CST Water Protectors from Oceti Sakowin camp will...
December 2, 2016
By Kusumita P. Pedersen Interreligious Insight: A journal of dialogue and engagement Vol. 14, no. 2 (December 2016): 62-73. http://fore.yale.edu/files/Pedersen_Pope_Francis....
December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016Genesis Farm Perhaps Paradise was never lost.  Earth can’t be lost. She can be desecrated and abused.  She can be diminished severely in her...
December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016By Timothy EganNew York Times For most of this past week, a winter storm has lashed at the North Dakota prairie camp where the Standing Rock Sioux are making...
December 2, 2016
By Chris StewartAPTN National NewsDecember 2, 2016 As the Dec. 5 eviction date at the North Dakota camp trying to shut down construction of a pipeline, new groups of...
December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016 By Charles Eisensteincharleseisenstein.net I am told by Native American friends active at Standing Rock that the elders are counseling the Water Protectors...
December 1, 2016
Feral faith in the age of climate change By Fred BahnsonHarper’s MagazineDecember 2016 On the last Sunday in September 2015, the Reverend Stephen Blackmer stopped...