I recently received an email from the Environment Defense Fund about religion and climate change. I think it’s great clergy are getting involved by encouraging their members to take better care of the earth God has given us.
from the letter…
A number of religious leaders of Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, and other faiths have formed a growing movement to transform society from their pulpits by emphasizing the connection between ecology and religion.
Their sermons inspire, educate and mobilize people with topics including climate change, renewable energy technologies and public policy to cut greenhouse gases.
This doesn’t mean environmentalism is turning into a religion, Browning explains, but that religion harnesses the power of love and faith, both of which bind us to nature, other humans and the health of our planet and inspire us to take action when these are in danger.
“The fact is,” Browning writes, ”in order to succeed in significantly altering the global course of climate change, we are going to have to harness all the power we have, whether it is the power of the market, the power of technology, or the power of heart and soul.”