April Leese: Why am I attending the Teach-in? Why not?

April Leese is a resident of the Community of Living Traditions in Stony Point, New York. A recent seminary graduate, she has had a lifelong connection to the outdoors, and to environmental stewardship.   Why would I want to attend an interreligious teach-in...

Aude Isimbi: Coming Back to My Roots

Aude Isimbi is a resident at the Community of Living Traditions in Stony Point, New York. For the past year, she has taken an active role in social, economic, and environmental advocacy. She is the current Advocacy and Solidarity Coordinator for the World Student...

The Possible Dream of an International Carbon Fee

Ethan Bodnaruk is a PhD. student in Ecological Engineering at SUNY-ESF. This is his second blog post. Environmental advocacy can often feel daunting and overwhelming because the fate of the environment seems so far out of our hands.  We can change lightbulbs, compost,...

Community and Religious Leaders Respond to Chattanooga, TN Shooting

National and Tennessee Community and Religious Leaders Respond to Shooting in Chattanooga, TN Released: July 17th, 2015  A month ago today, a young gunman murdered nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.  It was the first day of...

Why I Stand for Climate Justice: A Unitarian Universalist Perspective

Hello! My name is Aly Tharp and I am from the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. I serve as a part-time network coordinator for a small group of committed and spiritually-grounded activists called the Unitarian Universalist Young Adults for Climate Justice. Before taking this...

Unearthing War: One Conscientious Objector’s Account

Maggie Krueger is a second-year Masters of Theological Studies candidate at Harvard Divinity School, research associate at The Pluralism Project at Harvard University as well as aspiring food justice activist. Death is an ever-present feature of farming – even without...

Food as Faith: How Veggies Fulfill Our Call to Stewardship

Katie Furrow works in the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Public Witness, where she focuses on the intersections of faith and policy regarding creation care and food security.    I am a member of the Church of the Brethren—a small, Christian denomination...

Standing in Solidarity with Charleston

Thursday evening Dylan Storm Roof, after sitting with the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church Bible study for an hour, shot and killed 9 of our African American sisters and brothers. This act of terror is unconscionable, and yet it all too familiar for a city...