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@3QD: Obama’s Pinckney Eulogy, Ta-Nehisi Coates as “Priest”, Laudato Si’

The topic: The place of religious discourse in civic life.

Initially prompted by some remarks by Glenn Loury and John McWhorter from June 29, I took a close look at Obama’s eulogy for Rev. 1,637 more words


Cheap, Reliable PV Monitoring and Maintenance for the Developing World

For all its touted benefits and promise, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has a big credibility problem across the developing world. Besides a perception that solar PV is unaffordable, thousands of solar panels aren’t producing electricity. 487 more words


Will Addis Ababa fire the starter gun for a new approach to sustainable development?

Thousands of delegates have descended on a rainy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third International Conference on Financing for Development. This is the first in three UN Summits this year that will show how much governments are willing to rise to the current global challenges, including climate change, ongoing poverty, hunger and inequality. 826 more words

Aid Power Governance

Water and Corporate Culture at Golden State Foods

New emergency rules for water use are now in effect in California as government agencies and residents attempt to address long-term water needs as well as cope with immediate shortages. 855 more words

Climate & Environment

Laudato Si' @3QD: Bridging the Gaps

This month I’ve decided to turn my 3QD slot over to my good friend Charles Cameron so that he can comment on Pope Francis’ remarkable encyclical, Laudato Se’. 395 more words

Great Revaluing

Interfaith Power & Light Gets a Charge from Pope's Encyclical

For 15 years and counting, Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) has worked to turn people of all religious faiths onto the idea that addressing climate change by deploying renewable energy technologies. 617 more words

Climate & Environment

Laudato Si’: the Pope’s call to action on sustainable development

Encyclicals are letters to the Catholic Church outlining the thinking of the Pope and in this case of the Bishops of the world. They do not normally generate global media interest and get leaked ahead of time. 1,470 more words