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Sins of the Same Vine |

“People who fight against white racism but fail to connect it to the degradation of the earth are anti-ecological — whether they know it or not. People who struggle against environmental degradation but do not incorporate in it a disciplined and sustained fight against white supremacy are racists — whether they acknowledge it or not. …

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We Can’t Breathe |

By Beth Remmes, GIPL Board Co-Chair March 31, 2020 When I first read about the effects of the Coronavirus on the respiratory system my chest tightened, as my body reminded me what it feels like to have an asthma attack. The ensuing fear made my body prickle until I was able to regulate my breathing. 

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Creating a Sustainable Ramadan during a Pandemic |

Roswell Community Masjid (RCM) aims to function as a center for community development, facilitate access to authentic Islamic knowledge in a family-friendly environment while empowering the youth to positively impact society.  Shaheen Bharde and the RCM Green Team reflect on greening Ramadan in the midst of a pandemic. 

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In the Time of Coronavirus . . . |

By Mark Unno, University of Oregon This article was originally published in the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, April 2020 newsletter. When we look back upon this time, say a decade from now, it will likely have left an indelible impression on our minds, hearts, and unfortunately, even our bodies. For many of us living in …

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Born Anew: A Time to Rebalance Creation |

Whitney Brown, GIPL’s Communications Manager, shares a modified version of the sermon she offered to Neighborhood Church on Earth Sunday – April 19, 2020.  The text is 1 Peter 1:3-9 (CEB translation).  For Christians the world over, this time of year continues as the Easter season, leaning into the promise of a resurrected Savior. There’s …

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Faith is Like a Seed |

A shriveled-up seed.  Dry, inert, lifeless.  Falls to the ground, is tucked by the heaviness of an afternoon rain down into a few centimeters of dirt, a pocket of potential.  The world passes around it.  The sun rises, the owls eat the mice, the family bickers at the dinner table just inside. The glow and hum of the microcosmos …

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Lent in the time of Coronavirus |

By Kathy Harben On February 26, 2020, Christians around the world began their annual reflection and preparation for Lent. Top of mind was: what would I sacrifice for 40 days to signify Christ’s journey into the desert and temptation by Satan? As a sign of my commitment to Creation, I vowed to go without single-use …

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Covid-19 And What It Means To Be A Community Of Faith |

This article originally appeared in the Blessed Tomorrow March 2020 Newsletter.   Synagogues, temples, churches, and mosques in the United States and around the world are redefining how to be a community in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Blessed Tomorrow Partners have released statements offering compassion and hope while answering such questions as, “Do …

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Our House is in Ruins |

March 7, 2020 By Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Rev. Michael Malcom, and Rev. Kate Mosley In the first chapter of the book of Haggai the prophet says that God asks, “Is it time for you to live in your luxurious homes while my house is in ruins?” God goes on to ask, “How has that …

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Finding Hope in the Futile |

By Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley, Executive Director Sometimes a day at the Georgia State Capitol feels like a lesson in futility. Requests to talk to legislators go unnoticed by the legislators themselves. Industry lobbyists hover nearby, I imagine, to unravel our arguments for safeguarding Georgia’s natural resources from hazards like coal ash waste. The place …

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Stripped Away |

By Rev. Dean Lindsey In a back bedroom of the house where I grew up, the previous owners had glued to the wall a large, detailed map of coastal Southeast Louisiana, dated 1931.  I loved to study the map and to learn the names of all of the lakes, islands and bayous south of my …

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Remember Juliette or Forsake the Call of Christ |

By Codi Norred, Program Director What pride is it to poison the free gifts of God? What pride even still is it to poison the free gifts of God, and then give it back to the people and pretend it is clean?

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