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Solar plants in bloom across the globe

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Bad news about the environment is as plentiful as junk food -- readily available for our consumption. 

Overdosing can be bad for our spiritual and mental health, prompting despair, causing a “What’s the use?” bout of resignation. This is understandable.

But do not cave in. Don’t give fossil fuel corporations the satisfaction of thinking they will continue to have the upper hand, into perpetuity. They are living on borrowed time.

Preview: Springbank Retreat: the South's center for 'healing self, healing earth'

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On a mild day in December, I found myself at Springbank Retreat in Kingstree, S.C. – sitting in a tipi. I’d never expected to usher in the new year at a Native American pipe ceremony, but I was moved, and honored, to participate.

I’d been looking for a spiritual place to get away for a few days after Christmas and write. I found Springbank on the Internet and wrote to director Sr. Trina McCormick, who told me to come on down.

Mountaintop removal mining poses economic dilemma for West Virginians

Sitting on the shaded front porch of his two-room cabin on a lazy August afternoon, Delphin Brock pointed toward the next mountain ridge where a few weeks earlier heavy equipment was remaking the landscape. Then, he said, noise from the mining activity echoed over the mountains.

A pro-energy platform, sans fossil fuels

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Many of us have well-developed protest muscles, but a fewer number of us are as fit in the area of the positive picture for our future. 

My denomination, the United Church of Christ -- often a church of firsts, or so we brag -- is in the process of writing a national resolution, to be adopted at the June 2015 Synod, against fracking. We just turned around and have decided to not just be against fracking but against fossil fuels, as well.

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April 10-23, 2015

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