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March 23rd, 2017

The Land Belongs to God

 By Michael Hudson, 25 January 2017.  Speech to the Union Theological Seminary, Columbia on the history of debt cancellation in the context of ancient Israel, and how this can help us understand and address today’s debt crisis. Michael Hudson is the Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and the President of the Institute […]


March 23rd, 2017

How do churches factor into resilience?

How do churches factor into resilience?

Resilience tends to reflect how well a community can respond in a crisis.  Churches help enormously with this — from knowing who needs to be checked on to networks of support.  Churches are also among those willing to help.  – Marie By Nick Van Mead, Originally posted in The Guardian The Rockefeller Foundation launched the City […]


March 23rd, 2017

Rights of nature builds on ecological debt ideas of Pope Francis

By Lorraine Chow.  Originally posted on EcoWatch While the U.S. makes it easier for coal companies to dump mining waste into streams and waterways, other countries are acknowledging the importance of water and granting personhood to these precious resources. The High Court of the Indian state of Uttarakhand ruled that the Ganges and Yamuna rivers […]


March 16th, 2017

Stopping global warming is only way to save Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn

The survival of the Great Barrier Reef hinges on urgent moves to cut global warming because nothing else will protect coral from the coming cycle of mass bleaching events, new research has found. The study – which is widely reported by the world’s media today – of three mass bleaching events on Australian reefs in […]


February 15th, 2017

Water Justice conference – online and at Trinity, NYC March 22–24, 2017

TRINITY INSTITUTE 2017: WATER JUSTICE March 22–24, 2017 Water is a gift. Water is life. As water crises increase, access to safe and clean drinking water decreases. From Flint to Standing Rock, many of today’s most pressing social issues revolve around water. Faith communities worldwide can help. Be part of Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice, […]


February 15th, 2017

The Divine Dance: The Trinity & Your Transformation by Richard Rohr

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr, notes and references herein are from the kindle edition We must—absolutely must—maintain a fundamental humility before the Great Mystery. If we do not, religion always worships itself and its formulations and never God. The very mystical Cappadocian Fathers of fourth-century eastern Turkey eventually developed some […]


February 15th, 2017

Federated German Protestant churches issue historic invitation to Pope Francis

Federated German Protestant churches issue historic invitation to Pope Francis

Gerard O’Connell February 06, 2017, originally published in America Magazine For the first time since the Reformation, the Evangelical Church in Germany, which represents the vast majority of Protestants in that country, has invited the pope to visit their homeland, the nation where the Reformation began. An ecumenical delegation from Germany visited Pope Francis in the […]


February 15th, 2017

Being Catholic, reaching youth/young adults: Jamie Manson’s presentation to Call to Action in Golden, Colorado, September 2016

Being Catholic Catholikos (from which Catholic is derived) means being oriented to the whole, seeking to make things whole, trying to view the whole cosmic picture Christianity started as a cosmic religion that sought wholeness.  Jesus is the wholemaker and calls everyone to create wholeness, where things are fragmented. When Christianity became dominated by Empire […]

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