A challenge to self-righteous evangelicals: get with it on climate change

June 29, 2013

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ImageMany evangelical denominations and churches still bury their heads in the sand.  Climate change?  No thank you.  We’ll read our pre-packaged scripts from the Koch brothers, oil industry, and the Cornwall Alliance.  

Evangelical leader Richard Cizik issues his tribe a gentlemanly challenge in this morning’s Washington Post.  I’ve pasted the first paragraphs with a link over to “Beloved Planet,” which re-posted the article with Cizik’s permission.  Fair warning: I’m planning my own plea — and I will not be such a gentleman.  Cizik will suffice for now: 

One day, our children, their children, will almost certainly ask, “What did you do to solve the climate challenge?” That’s how President Obama put the challenge ahead of us in his extraordinary call to action on climate change at Georgetown University.

Those of us in the audience were certainly warm to the challenge, and not because it was over 90 degrees in the afternoon swelter of humid Washington. Most of us had already accepted the call to do something about this moral and spiritual challenge. Alas, most Americans are only now waking up to the reality that this is about “us,” more than even government … 

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About Charles Redfern

Charles Redfern is an ordained clergyman specializing in healing and conflict transformation. He lives with his wife and son in Connecticut.

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