Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church works for the environment and for community well-being
For 40 years, a small, rural North Carolina church has played a crucial role in what is now known as the environmental justice movement.
Reflecting on the incarnation amid chronic pain
A writer stretched thin by illness finds comfort in the natural world during a season of darkness.
The spiritual power of vineyards
A writer picking muscadine grapes in the late Florida summer experiences the vineyard as a living sermon.
Brandon Dennison: ‘People, planet, profit, in that order’
A social enterprise in Huntington, West Virginia, focuses on the dignity of its workers while seeding the green economy and helping strengthen Appalachia.
Ambrose Carroll: Talking about the environment in the Black church is empowerment
Rather than a conversation for other people, talking about the environment can be a key component for the Black church in seeking justice, says the founder of Green The Church.
Breaking free of the 'company gospel'
West Virginia’s identity is inextricably linked to coal. But some congregations in the state are transforming that connection by caring for creation.
If we want to change the climate crisis, we need to put our money into it
Crucial steps toward saving our earth include analyzing our money and divestment, a religious scholar says.
In the face of pandemic food insecurity, one church takes on the ministry of giving away groceries
As members of their community faced hunger this past year, Virginia’s Mount Olive Baptist Church focused on finding and distributing quality food for free.
"Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue"
Black barbecue has always been a remarkably religious experience, says a James Beard award-winning food writer in this excerpt from his new book.
Green funerals are one way for Christian leaders to promote creation care
By promoting more environmentally friendly funeral practices, Christian leaders can better serve God, God’s people and the land.