Churches across the country are being encouraged to discuss the links between race and environment. A recently published resource from the National Council of Churches USA (NCC), "Environmental Racism: An Ecumenical Study Guide," is available to congregations for use in their church education programs.
"It is important to recognize that seven out of ten African Americans still breathe air that does not meet federal air quality standards and that a disproportionate number of communities of color have toxic waste sites in their backyards," says Cassandra Carmichael, director of the NCC's Eco-Justice Programs.
The "Environmental Racism: An Ecumenical Study Guide" can be downloaded by signing into the NCC Eco-Justice network at: www.nccecojustice.org/network.
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