Appalachian activist honored with peace award

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You know Father John Rausch is committed to social justice when even his answering machine message ends with, "God bless, and let's continue to work for justice."

Rausch, a Glenmary priest, outspoken defender of the environment, and advocate for the poor in Appalachia, is being honored for his social justice work with the 2007 Teacher of Peace Award from Pax Christi, the national Catholic peace organization.


How green is your faith?

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We should honor God the Father by caring for our Mother Earth.

A recent dispute among Christians brought the gospel to the front page once again in August. At issue, according to the Associated Press, was the International Bible Society-Send the Light's plan to have the New Testament delivered with the Sunday paper in 11 metro areas, along with detergent samples and the latest zillion-blade razor.


How green is your faith?

By Bryan Cones| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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We should honor God the Father by caring for our Mother Earth.

A recent dispute among Christians brought the gospel to the front page once again in August. At issue, according to the Associated Press, was the International Bible Society-Send the Light's plan to have the New Testament delivered with the Sunday paper in 11 metro areas, along with detergent samples and the latest zillion-blade razor.


Hot enough for you?

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The world's poor face an even bleaker future than polar bears, thanks to global warming.

 

Global warming has proved one of the rare issues capable of uniting Christians of all persuasions into a more or less coherent chorus for change. A lot of folks have been moved to a call for action on global warming and the related phenomenon of climate change by a biblical understanding of their responsibilities as stewards of creation. According to this perspective, we are mere trustees of a creation and a future that is not our own.


Change the climate in Washington

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The poor are victims of our failure to protect the environment.

Important climate change legislation outlined last summer provided funds to help poor countries adapt to the effects of climate change. Just before the Senate was to consider the legislation, however, these provisions had vanished.

"To be honest with you," a Senate aide told representatives of the faith community, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, "the provisions don't get us any of the extra votes we need."


Change the climate in Washington

By Daniel Misleh| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Social Justice
The poor are victims of our failure to protect the environment.

Important climate change legislation outlined last summer provided funds to help poor countries adapt to the effects of climate change. Just before the Senate was to consider the legislation, however, these provisions had vanished.

"To be honest with you," a Senate aide told representatives of the faith community, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, "the provisions don't get us any of the extra votes we need."


Does the earth have a prayer?

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Love of creation has deep roots in our Catholic spiritual traditions.

One night when I was 6 years old, while walking outdoors before bed, I gazed at the sky and found myself wrapped in the vast mantle of stars, the Milky Way. Standing in awe, my body felt both small and large. In that instant I felt God.


Does the earth have a prayer?

By Joan Brown, O.S.F.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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Love of creation has deep roots in our Catholic spiritual traditions.

One night when I was 6 years old, while walking outdoors before bed, I gazed at the sky and found myself wrapped in the vast mantle of stars, the Milky Way. Standing in awe, my body felt both small and large. In that instant I felt God.


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