Tuesday, February 6, 2007

People of Faith Take Environmental Lead

In Minnesota, as in other states, people of faith are taking the lead in grappling with environmental issues, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"Global warming is harming God's creation and God's people," said Kendra Brodin of the Plymouth Center for Progressive Christian Faith at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. "It's wreaking havoc on the land and on human beings who are losing homes, jobs, safety, even their lives in storms, floods, droughts and heat waves."

This week, Archbishop Harry Flynn of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Bishop Craig Johnson of the Minneapolis synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joined polar explorer Will Steger and Minnesota scientists at the Capitol, where they called for action against pollution that can cause global warming.

But can religious people really make a difference on this most complex of issues?

Just watch us, movement leaders say.

N.B. The Director of IREJN is a Minnesota native and the Saint Paul is the home of this blogger's favorite coffee place and Vietnamese restaurant.

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