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Re: [greenyes] eVANGELICAL Environmental Network


Very interesting, Peter. What will happen next? We are living in a fascinating time.

It is about time Christians took notice of the atrocities the wealthy have created for the poor. I also like the part about the evangelicals having to overcome credibility issues raised by other enviromental groups.

Camille Armantrout

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LOS ANGELES TIMES

Faith-Based Stance on Environment
A group of evangelicals meets to discuss a pro business, pro green agenda.
It may be a pivotal move if they engage in policymaking.

By Larry B. Stammer
Times Staff Writer

July 4, 2004

Declaring that caring for the environment is part of following Jesus, a
group of 30 evangelical leaders has agreed to work for faith-based
environmental activism among the nation's most conservative Christians.

>snip<

In a letter signed by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington and Bishop John H. Ricard of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Fla., the conference urged senators to consider the fate of poor workers and nations when addressing climate change. The poor, they said, would bear the most harmful effects of climate change because of where they lived and
their limited resources.

>snip<

David Neff, editor of Christianity Today, a magazine founded by evangelist
Billy Graham, said there was "high distrust" of environmental groups. "That
suggests to me that if the right trustworthy organizations came to that
evangelical constituency, it could be mobilized. Right now, anything that
sounds like an environmental organization is going to have a little bit of a
credibility problem."


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