This page provides a sampling of religion-environment news items. This page will be deleted in 2018 and replaced with a searchable database that will include notable news items along with a variety of other searchable resources.


August, 2017

Columbus bonds with Ghana sister city through agriculture project

(Columbus Dispatch, August 29, 2017)


May, 2017

Churches mobilize to protect the environment

(USA Today, May 22, 2017)


February 2017

Church investments take on climate change

(United Methodist News, February 21, 2017)

Scientists ponder how to talk to the faithful about climate change

(Religion News Service, February 19, 2017)


January 2017

Standing Rock Sioux to fight Trump’s pipeline order

(United Methodist News, January 26, 2017)


November 2016

Religious Environmentalists Gird Themselves for a Trump Presidency

(Sojourners, November 14, 2016)


May 2016

Bishop Campbell goes back to Ohio State, gives lecture on Catholic faith and ecology (scroll down to p. 3)

(Catholic Times, May 1, 2016; SENR Religion-Ecology Blog Post)


January 2016

Pope’s Encyclical on Planet Reaches Beyond Faith

(Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune, Jan. 30, 2016; event flyer; event program)

Lutherans, Catholics Unite to Discuss Pope’s Words

(Toledo Blade, Jan. 23, 2016; Jan. 25 follow-up article: Program Covers Pope’s Environmental Writings; SENR link)

Diocese of Toledo & ELCA Northwest Ohio Synod to co-host environmental discussion

(The Morrow County Sentinel, Jan. 17, 2016)


October 2015

National Association of Evangelicals Issues Call to Action on Creation Care

(Oct. 20, 2015)

Faith Groups Express Concern for Environment at Ohio State Event

(Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 14, 2015)

Faith Panel Talks Climate Change

(The Lantern, Columbus, OH, Oct. 13, 2015; print edition on Oct. 14 ran under title: “Faith Panel Talks Environment”)


September 2015

Taking to Heart Pope’s Message of Environmental Protection

(Public News Service, interview with Greg Hitzhusen, Columbus, OH, Sept. 28, 2015)

Pope Francis, in White House Ceremony, Praises President Obama’s Action on Climate Change

(New York Times, Sept. 23, 2015)

Cardinal Peter Turkson to Speak at Ohio State

(Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Sept. 21, 2015)

Pope Francis Addresses EU Environment Ministers

(National Catholic Reporter, Sept. 16, 2015)


August 2015

Islamic Leaders Issue Sweeping Climate Change Declaration: ‘How Will We Face Our Lord and Creator?’

(Newsweek, Aug. 18, 2015)

Islam and Ecology: In Almost Perfect Harmony

(The Economist, Aug. 15, 2015)


July 2015

The Episcopal Church Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels

(The Guardian, Jul. 3, 2015)


June 2015

The Pope and the Environment: What Would Jesus Do About Global Warming?

(The Economist, June 20, 2015)

Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change

(New York Times, June 18, 2015)

Torah, Pope, & Crisis Inspire 300+ Rabbis to Call for Climate Action

(Shalom Center, June 11, 2015)


March 2015

NAE Leaders Support Action on Clean Air, Water

(March 2015)

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