Posts by Thomas Jay Oord

Can God Stop Climate Change Singlehandedly?

By Thomas Jay Oord The news is devastating. Our planet is on a crash course with wide-scale death and degradation. The poorest of people and the most vulnerable of species are getting hit the hardest. It isn’t a pretty picture!Does God care? If God loves all creation, why doesn’t God stop the devastation? Where is…

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Parliament Reflections from Tom Oord

The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto was a positive experience for me! I spent much of my time working with the Institute for Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv), for which I am a senior partner. The Institute organized a major track exploring issues of religion and justice. My colleagues and I worked for more than a year recruiting…

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The Justice of Love

The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions will be held November 1-7, in Toronto. I’m especially excited about the Parliament theme: “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understand, Reconciliation, and Change.” With such a grand title, it’s not surprising representatives from diverse religions will convene to explore a diverse set of…

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