Monthly Archives: November 2016

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Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?

-by Rev. Steven Davis In my case, it was the egg. Permit me to elaborate. My stepdaughter Lisa and I have the kind of relationship that lots of stepdaughters and stepfathers have. It is a tentative and sometimes treacherous relationship. I came into my daughter’s life (I usually omit the “step” step part) when she [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

We are so thankful for YOU!

Thank you! We’re grateful for your devotion to protecting Earth against the threats of climate change and pollution. And we’re grateful that you act on your convictions by giving generously of time and resources to Arizona Interfaith Power & Light. We are also grateful for the gifts of our Mother/Sister Earth:  breathable air, drinkable water, [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Fundraising|0 Comments

Seed, The Untold Story

Join others this coming Monday, November 21 at 7:30 pm at Tempe Marketplace 16 for the showing of "Seed, The Untold Story".  We need to increase our awareness of the entire food system.  It is logical to start with seeds.  In the last century, alone, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared.  Follow these seed [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cultivate South Phoenix

How do you transform a food desert into a food oasis?  Check out the plans of Cultivate South Phoenix. This neighborhood-based partnership is leasing an 18-acre site from the Roosevelt School District to help transform that area.  This incubator farm initiative will provide fresh, affordable produce for the neighborhood and a living wage for small [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Action, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Evangelicals and Climate Change

by Chris Schutte On October 3 of this year President Obama gave an update on the progress of his administration’s action to combat climate change. Among the many interesting  and important facts he shared, I’d like to highlight two. First, toward the end of his comments, the President said, “there are a lot of evangelicals [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

After the Election

This morning we as faith-based climate change activists woke up to some difficult news:  By a narrow margin, our nation has elected a President who believes that climate change is a “hoax” and members of the Senate and the House of Representatives who deny the reality of climate change.  We fear what will become of [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Action, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Buy Organic?

Many people buy organic foods because they are concerned about pesticide exposure, despite the fact that many studies https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sign_at_the_Sonoma_Farmers_market_-_Stierch.jpg do not seem to demonstrate any nutritional advantage of one over the other. Numerous studies have failed to demonstrate health benefits one over the other.[1] Yet, one small and very recent study suggests that [...]

By |November 8th, 2016|Education, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

Standing with Standing Rock

My body is still in Tempe, but my heart and mind are in North Dakota today.  Last week a call was issued for clergy from many faith traditions to come and stand witness with the Standing Rock Nation in its protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This pipeline would carry oil from North Dakota to [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Advocacy, Executive Director, Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments

‘To Till and To Tend:’ A Spiritual Approach to Climate Change

Rabbi Michael Wasserman of The New Shul in Scottsdale delivered this compelling sermon on Rosh Hashanah and has been gracious enough to share it with us. We are grateful for his generosity, and it is published in its entirety:     There is a paradox at the heart of Rosh Hashanah. On the one hand, [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Spiritual Relfection|0 Comments