Many people do not immediately recognize the direct relationship between faith, God and environmental activism—but in my 52 years with the Sisters of Mercy, I've seen the connection.
On a boat ride along a bayou that shares the name of his Native American tribe, Donald Dardar points to a cross marking his ancestors’ south Louisiana burial ground — a place he fears will disappear.
As colleagues at Messiah University, we share a core belief that God created our world and that our call as humans is to practice a responsibility to that created order. This idea of creation care teaches that there should be no separation between caring for God's world and caring for the neighbor whom God asks us to love.
Cross-posted from: Sojourners Addressing climate change is a faith-based obligation to “protect God’s creation,” say...
An island city’s billion-dollar route to climate resilience will need residential buy-in to succeed. Local places of worship could be pivotal. 
The words “blessed,” “thankful” and “grateful” are stenciled in red on the steps leading to the Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church in Bowie. And for non-congregants, there is a measure of gratitude just finding the place: Many GPS systems take motorists to dead ends or private driveways instead of the church parking lot, which is hidden from U.S. 301 and its neighbors by 90 acres of lush fields and woodland.
Churches and other places of worship helped strike down an industry-backed ballot amendment and delay a massive plastics project.