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RE: [greenyes] eVANGELICAL Environmental Network

It's interesting that this article came out now. Two weeks ago was Care
for Creation Sunday at my church. It is a day when we take a look at
creation (the environment and the creatures within it) and what we as
humans have been doing to harm it. The pastor usually gives a great
sermon on how to better care for creation through quick and easy tips to
make a change at home. Apparently this is a day recognized throughout
our religion according to our pastor, though I doubt all recognize it
with as much energy as our Pastor, he's quite the environmentalist.

Eileen Sousley
Cabarrus County, NC

-----Original Message-----
From: Camille Armantrout [mailto:bobandcamille@no.address]
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 12:37 PM
To: GreenYes
Subject: 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

Camille Armantrout


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.


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.


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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