In this speech on the Senate floor, Senator Whitehouse spoke about voices from faith groups who have spoken out about the need for action on climate change.
Global Day of Prayer for Creation Care & The Poor was held April 26th, 2012 in Washington DC. It is a time of prayer, worship, theological equipping, and training. Here is video of some of the speakers from that day: Leith Anderson, Victor Mughogho, Osvaldo Munguia, Chris Wright. The Global Day of Prayer for Creation Care is [...]
A lover and champion of the American wilderness, Muir believed that it was our responsibility as citizens to protect our natural surroundings. Through his tireless advocacy and his writings, Muir helped preserve the Yosemite Valley, led the fight against the Hetch Hetchy dam – the first nationwide battle of the environmental movement – [...]
“Thinking Deeply about Relationship: The Practical Adequacy of Our Understanding of the God-Human Relationship”
The word “relationship” pervades current reflections about God in the life of the church. What do we mean when we speak of “relationship?” How adequate is our understanding of the God-human relationship for our missional commitments and conversations? What [...]
Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, Senior Fellow at Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, discusses the Science & Religion program with its ongoing exploration of transhumanism, ecology, and evolution. Where is our species going? From where does it come? And what does it mean to be Christian in the context of those two answers?
Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in September. We’ve filmed the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson, the Southwestern Coast, the Alvord Desert, Leslie Gulch, Blue Mountains, Crater Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, Deschutes River, and more. [...]
A short film on the damage to the environment in the Northern state of Punjab as a result of the first Green Revolution in the 1960s. The associated intensive farming practices & use of pesticides, has transformed the landscape and caused grave ecological damage the region known as the ‘bread basket of India’.
Carol Craig (Yakama) speaks about the importance of Salmon to her people and about efforts to restore Salmon to the Yakima River. This clip is part of a series exploring the meaning of sustainability from the perspectives of indigenous leaders from the bioregion of Salmon Nation. For a complete transcript of this interview [...]
During his official visit to the United States in 1997, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew hosted an environmental symposium in Santa Barbara, CA where he called the destruction of the environment a sin. It was the first time any religious leader had ever called harming the environment a sin. His remarks were [...]
The Aldo Leopold Foundation is working with US Forest Service filmmakers Steve Dunsky, Ann Dunsky and Dave Steinke to produce the hour-long Green Fire: The Life and Legacy of Aldo Leopold. Leopold biographer and conservation biologist Dr. Curt Meine will serve as the film’s on-screen guide. Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold’s [...]
“The word lent comes from a Saxon word that originally meant ‘length’ and was used to denote springtime (lencton, in Old English). So in the northern hemisphere, at least, we observe Lent during a time of year when the days are lengthening and signs of new life are appearing.” — from Living the [...]
Jeanne and Dick Roy discuss the practice of hope in regards to the environmental crisis. While scientists tell us that humans are causing the 6th major extinction of species, worldwide populations continue to increase and so does consumption. The Roys present ways to keep with this work: How DO you remain hopeful?
Archbishop Rowan establishes a moral basis for climate change in his address to London and Bali. He explains that failing to address climate change robs the poor and most vulnerable generations to live in a sustainable, viable world of the future. The more we see the created order simply in creation to our [...]
Video discusses Lynn White’s 1967 watershed article, “Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis,” and the idea that nature is not sacred and disposable, which he calls ‘Selfish Anthropomorphism.’ The video debunks the idea that Christianity is at odds with environmentalism, and discusses the environment in terms of creation. The lecture also discusses Stuart [...]