Caring for Creation

The Evangelical's Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment

Author: Paul Douglas,Mitch Hescox

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441230726

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1330

Faith-Based Solutions to Caring for the Earth Climate change is a confusing and polarizing issue. It may also prove to be the most daunting challenge of this century because children, the elderly, and the poor will be the first to feel its effects. The issue is all over the news, but what is seldom heard is a conservative, evangelical perspective. Connecting the dots between science and faith, this book explores the climate debate and how Christians can take the lead in caring for God's creation. The authors answer top questions such as "What's really happening?" and "Who can we trust?" and discuss stewarding the earth in light of evangelical values. "Acting on climate change is not about political agendas," they say. "It's about our kids. It's about being a disciple of Jesus Christ." Capping off this empowering book are practical, simple ideas for improving our environment and helping our families and those around us.

A Field Guide to the Culture Wars: The Battle over Values from the Campaign Trail to the Classroom

The Battle over Values from the Campaign Trail to the Classroom

Author: Michael McGough

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313351082

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 6484

Like any realignment in politics, the Democratic takeover of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections inspired a raft of instant analyses. One take on the results that is surely wrong is that the change in control of Congress and the spike in Democratic hopes for the 2008 presidential race mark an end to the culture wars that conventional wisdom blamed (or credited) for George W. Bush's re-election in 2004. This book sets the stage for a new consideration of the contemporary culture wars by examining their antecedents—from the Scopes trial to Prohibition to the controversy over the Supreme Court's desegregation and school-prayer rulings to loyalty-oath battles of the 1950s to the pre- Roe v. Wade campaign to liberalize abortion laws. Even during times of supposed conformism, Americans have been presented with competing claims about what sort of culture this is and how and to what extent government should reflect, and police, values. The author covers such topics as same-sex marriage, stem cell research, intelligent design, and other hot button issues that are debated not just between the religious and secular, but more and more among the ranks of the religious themselves, where a religious left has emerged to counter arguments from the religious right. Anyone interested in the intersection of religion and politics, in the rise of the so-called moral majority, and in the current state of affairs with regard to values and public life in America will gain a better understanding from reading this book.

Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Author: Mary Zeiss Stange,Carol K. Oyster,Jane E. Sloan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412976855

Category: Social Science

Page: 2016

View: 7797

This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.

Green Education

An A-to-Z Guide

Author: Julie Newman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266239

Category: Reference

Page: 544

View: 5110

Green Education: An A-to-Z Guide explores the environmental movement's proliferation in the field of education, from elementary school classroom efforts to the university curriculum to building sustainable campuses. Focusing on the critical role of education in building a sustainable future, approximately 150 signed entries, written by scholars and experts in a variety of disciplines, examine school and college courses in green education, the structures of educational institutions, the challenges of reducing their ecological footprint, administrative policies, green campus organizations, and student and faculty participation. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 4354

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Between God & Green

How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change

Author: Katharine K. Wilkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942854

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 3376

Despite three decades of scientists' warnings and environmentalists' best efforts, the political will and public engagement necessary to fuel robust action on global climate change remain in short supply. Katharine K. Wilkinson shows that, contrary to popular expectations, faith-based efforts are emerging and strengthening to address this problem. In the US, perhaps none is more significant than evangelical climate care. Drawing on extensive focus group and textual research and interviews, Between God & Green explores the phenomenon of climate care, from its historical roots and theological grounding to its visionary leaders and advocacy initiatives. Wilkinson examines the movement's reception within the broader evangelical community, from pew to pulpit. She shows that by engaging with climate change as a matter of private faith and public life, leaders of the movement challenge traditional boundaries of the evangelical agenda, partisan politics, and established alliances and hostilities. These leaders view sea-level rise as a moral calamity, lobby for legislation written on both sides of the aisle, and partner with atheist scientists. Wilkinson reveals how evangelical environmentalists are reshaping not only the landscape of American climate action, but the contours of their own religious community. Though the movement faces complex challenges, climate care leaders continue to leverage evangelicalism's size, dominance, cultural position, ethical resources, and mechanisms of communication to further their cause to bridge God and green.

CQ's Guide to Current American Government

Fall 2005

Author: Congressional Quarterly

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: 9781568029887

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 6404

The selections in this volume include: - Campaigning to keep political ads clean; - The debate over stem cell research; - Privatizing the military; - Congressional debate on the pros and cons of prescription drug importation; - The focus on battleground states in the 2004 election; - Divisions within the GOP in Congress.

The Case for Climate Change Action

Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, October 1, 2003

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climate change mitigation

Page: 136

View: 1958

A Jew among the evangelicals

a guide for the perplexed

Author: Mark I. Pinsky

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Pr


Category: Religion

Page: 155

View: 3195

In this insightful and accessible book, Pinsky, a Jew, and a religion reporter for the "Orlando Sentinel" takes the curious reader on a tour of the fascinating world of Sunbelt evangelicalism.

Die Freude des Evangeliums

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451801507

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 8792

"Ich weiß sehr wohl, dass heute die Dokumente nicht dasselbe Interesse wecken wie zu anderen Zeiten und schnell vergessen werden. Trotzdem betone ich, dass das, was ich hier zu sagen beabsichtige, eine programmatische Bedeutung hat und wichtige Konsequenzen beinhaltet ... Ich wünsche mir eine arme Kirche für die Armen." Papst Franziskus Das vollständige Dokument plus Einführung und Themenschlüssel

Christian Bioethics: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Agneta Sutton

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

ISBN: 9780567031976

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 6946

The subject of Christian Bioethics: A Guide for the Perplexed is bioethics in a wide sense including issues in medical ethics and questions concerning our relationship with animals, plants and, indeed, the whole planet earth. The key question is that of the value of life. This, then, yields the questions of what respect we owe to human and other forms of life and of how we should care for the world in general. These questions are approached from a Christian perspective and also from more strictly philosophical perspectives. Thus, arguments from a Christian perspective regarding our relationships with fellow humans, other creatures and the planet, are coupled with discussions of different kinds of argument and counter-argument.

An Examination of the Views of Religious Organizations Regarding Global Warming

Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, June 7, 2007

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climatic changes

Page: 307

View: 7298

Preparing for Climate Change

Adaptation Policies and Programs : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, March 25, 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climatic changes

Page: 255

View: 2590

A sourcebook for earth's community of religions

Author: Joel Diederik Beversluis

Publisher: Source Book Project


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 366

View: 6912

Sourcebook of resource information about different religions, including their origins and beliefs.

Legislative Proposals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An Overview : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, June 19, 2008

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greenhouse gas mitigation

Page: 480

View: 1562

Examines "H.R. 1590, the Safe Climate Act of 2007 ... H.R. 6186, the Investing in Climate Action and Protection Act ... S. 2191, America's Climate Security Act of 2008 ... Senate amendment 4825, introduced by Senator Boxer as a substitute during Floor consideration of the Lieberman-Warner measure; and S. 1766, the Low Carbon Economy Act of 2007."--P. 2.

Serve God, Save the Planet

A Christian Call to Action

Author: J. Matthew Sleeth

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310275342

Category: Nature

Page: 253

View: 5672

J. Matthew Sleeth was living the American dream as a medical chief of staff---until the increasing number of chronic illnesses he was witnessing gave him a new environmental awareness. In this book, Sleeth shares his family s journey to simplicity, stronger relationships, and richer spiritual lives, and relates a prescription for sustainable living."

The Acts & Proceedings of the ... Regular Session of the General Synod, Reformed Church in America

Author: Reformed Church in America. General Synod

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9199

Vol.1, a translation includes "the period from 1771-1812, preceded by the Minutes of the Cœtus (1738-1754) and the Proceedings of the Conferentie (1755-1767) and followed by the Minutes of the original particular synod (1794-1799)"

Pentecostalism and Globalization

The Impact of Globalization on Pentecostal Theology and Ministry

Author: Steven M. Studebaker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087714X

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 7568

In little over a century, the Pentecostal movement has emerged from small bands of revival seekers to become one of the largest Christian groups in the world. Primarily a movement within Western Christianity for much of its brief history, it is increasingly characterized as a global movement. Pentecostal theology and ministry in a Western context must engage global Pentecostalism and be willing to rethink its traditional patterns of thought and practice in light of the evolving nature of the movement. The essays in this book come mainly from the McMaster Divinity College 2008 Pentecostal Forum: The Many Faces of Pentecostalism: Pentecostalism and Globalization. The first section outlines the nature of globalization and establishes it as the context for contemporary Pentecostal theology and ministry. The other contributions explore the impact of globalization on traditional areas of Pentecostal theology, such as Spirit baptism and speaking in tongues, and twenty-first-century Pentecostal ministry.

Annual Editions: American Government

Author: Bruce Stinebrickner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073515991

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 9493

This Thirty-Sixth edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 06/07 provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website,