Faith Leaders Protest Pipelines Statewide

By Staff, www.augustafreepress.com -

By Staff of Augusta Free Press - In an unprecedented mobilization of clergy and other faith leaders, Virginia congregations turned out in seven cities today with music, prayer, and silence to [...]

California Friar Who Colonized Native Americans Canonized By Pope

By Bill Berkowitz, www.truth-out.org -

By Bill Berkowitz in Truthout - Why is Pope Francis conferring sainthood on a man whose actions led to the destruction of native peoples in California? Sainthood for Serra, a man who founded [...]

Would You Bulldoze Your Own Temple?

By Shannon Biggs, www.opendemocracy.net -

By Shannon Biggs in Open Demcracy - They say that Hawaii is Earth’s connecting point to the rest of the universe. Owing to its low light pollution, its remoteness and sheer height, some [...]

“Forgotten Genocides” & The “Miseducation” Of Natalie Portman

By Timothy Alexander Guzman, www.globalresearch.ca -

By Timothy Alexander Guzman in Global Research - Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has created a controversy among the Jewish community. The Jerusalem Post published a report on Natalie Portman’s [...]

The Two Jewish State Solution

By Vox Tablet, www.tabletmag.com -

By Vox Tablet - Might “two Jewish states” exist within one “bi-national state”? And if so, what might the future hold? Is this the end of the two-state solution? Not at all. The two-state [...]

82 Orgs Ask DOJ To Address Illegality Of ‘Muslim-Free Zone’

By CAIR - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that a coalition of 82 civil liberties, human [...]

Black Churches On The Front Lines Of Environmental Justice

By Lindsay Abrams, www.salon.com -

By Lindsay Abrams in Salon - Low-income and communities of color are on the front lines of climate change. They have, for that matter, been disproportionately shouldering the burden of our [...]

Islamic Declaration On Global Climate Change

By Various, www.theshalomcenter.com -

By Various in The Shalom Center - Islamic leaders from 20 countries today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on the issue of our time. The [...]

Beyond Extreme Energy’s Fast For No New Permits

By Moral Action Climate, www.moralactiononclimate.org -

By Moral Action Climate - Beyond Extreme Energy will be conducting a fast at FERC that will run from Tuesday September 8 until Friday the 25th, which is the day after the Pope's speech to [...]

Collective Power For Migrant Justice: Interview W/ AFSC Intern Saul Aleman

Interview with Saul Aleman by Greg Elliott, www.afsc.org -

Interview with Saul Aleman by Greg Elliott - I was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. I came to the U.S. at the age of 3, and part of the reason my parents took the big step and decided to come to [...]

Heart, Heart, Heart: The Life Lessons Of Jerry Berrigan

By Sean Kirst, www.syracuse.com -

By Sean Kirst in Syracuse - For years, Jerry taught composition, literature and Shakespeare at Onondaga Community College. He and Carol were close to Rev. Ray McVey, a selfless Catholic priest [...]

Pope Francis Seeks Forgiveness For Crimes Against ‘Native People’

By Al Jazeera, www.america.aljazeera.com -

By Al Jazeera - Pope Francis cast himself as the spiritual and political leader of the world's oppressed on Thursday evening with a remarkable mea culpa for the sins and crimes of the Catholic [...]

The Green Pope: Pope Francis’s Historic Climate Change Encyclical

By Gan Golan, www.indypendent.org -

By Gan Golan in Indypendent - Pope Francis has released his long-awaited encyclical on climate change, entitled "Laudato Sii: On The Care For Our Common Home". The 183-page "teaching letter" is [...]

Pope Francis Warns Of Destruction Of Earth’s Ecosystem

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner and John Hooper, www.theguardian.com -

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner and John Hooper in The Guardian - Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the [...]

Black Churches Led Civil Rights. Can They Do It Again In Baltimore?

By David Dagan, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By David Dagan in Huffington Post - Many of today’s black pastors, some young activists argue, have moved away from the black church’s traditional role as a center for African-American [...]

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