I have to start taking the golden calf around with me more in the car. In case you haven’t met the golden calf, it is a leftover prop from Occupy Wall Street.
“God’s original plan was to hang out in a garden with some naked vegetarians,” declares a bumper sticker created by the nonprofit Restoring Eden -- Christians for Environmental Stewardship. Their recent target audience, however, isn’t ironic hipsters, but rather everyday folks in Appalachia.
Eco Catholic: The report did acknowledge that the oil from the tar sands is "generally more [greenhouse gas] intensive than other heavy crudes they would replace or displace."
I traveled to Arlington, Va., this week to share the story of our Loretto Community’s struggle to keep the Bluegrass Pipeline from crossing Kentucky.
Eco Catholic: "These women are digging gardens and offsetting carbon. They're as well-versed in solar and geothermal technology as they are the Gospels of Luke and John."
Eco Catholic: St. Francis was the champion of the destitute but also the patron saint of ecology, and the pope might invoke that part of his namesake's legacy.
The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis has begun a draft of an encyclical focusing on the environment.
"The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the document was still very much in its early stages and that no publication date has been set. He said it would be about ecology and more specifically the 'ecology of man.'"
Cremation is forbidden in traditional Islam and Judaism but accepted by most other religions. It is also the fastest-growing way Americans choose to deal with their bodies after death.
But does it hurt the environment?
Eco Catholic: Green burials draw upon faith and a commitment to the environment and are a way to care for the Earth even after death.
Late Thursday, members of the Global Alliance for Rights of Nature left Otavalo and boarded two buses headed to Quito for the summit’s final event – the historic opening of the World Tribunal on Rights of Nature.