It used to be common to hear a new convert described as someone who had "got religion." Occasionally one hears that phrase still. It makes religion sound like a disease. One gets religion like one gets a cold or a cancer. It happens to some people but not to others.
Two religious humans, one the leader of more than a billion Catholics, and the other, a small Kentucky farmer, both recognize that nature and humanity are not mutually exclusive, but mutually dependent.
Recognizing that the majority of us live in cities, is it possible to find a modern day, urban rendition of farmers walking, crops walking, and water walking off the land? One place to look might be in the community gardens of New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Barcelona.
If anyone could predict which books will sell, publishing wouldn't be the dumb business it really is. Publishers have always made their livings guessing, pretending we have fingers on the pulse of what readers want and need.
Building on years of climate leadership in California, Gov. Brown now proposes to not only increase California's use of renewables to 50 percent, but also reduce the amount of oil used by cars and trucks by up to 50 percent.
Just as is true with the local food movement, with farm-to-table dining -- call it what you will -- each little step in the right direction makes a difference, and those little steps taken together form the first leg of the journey toward a better cuisine, healthier, happier eaters, and a truly sustainable food system.
The stewards of these many acres understand that with land comes power, and a good number of them are dedicated to use that power to stop what they see as an onslaught against the earth's sacred soil, sacred air and sacred water as well as the safety and well-being of human communities.
Calling for an international "Sustainability Revolution," spearheaded by faith leaders from around the world, American philanthropist and environmental sustainability advocate Christina Lee Brown Thursday implored the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace to address the imminent perils of climate change.
Calling for an international "Sustainability Revolution," spearheaded by faith leaders from around the world, American environmental leader Christina Lee Brown Thursday implored the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace to address the imminent perils of climate change.