Browsing the "evangelical environmental network" Tag

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Pro-Life Christians Ask Texas to Support Clean Energy

One of the ironies with the Republican’s failure to recognize the seriousness of climate change and environmental pollution is it contradicts their pro-life platform. Exposure to chemicals like mercury, lead, and other carcinogens in the womb harms the unborn and dirty air and water obviously has serious consequences to children. But many pro-life Christians are […]

March 1st

Who Will Save Hampton Roads From the Flood?

The full impact of climate change is often lost in statistics, science, politics, and economics; it’s easy to forget there are real people whose homes and livelihoods are threatened right now. But a recent article by Michael Schulson in the Durham-based Scalawag magazine serves as a powerful reminder that environmental protection is also people protection. In the […]

December 14th

Evangelicals for Donald Trump Lost Their Values Long Ago

Last week Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, asked New York Times‘ readers an important question: have evangelicals who support Trump lost their values? In the opinion piece, Moore describes the blustering bigoted presidential candidate as a “Bronze Age warlord” who “built his career […]

September 22nd

Obama’s Clean Power Plan Gets Support of Faith Groups

As temperatures soar, wildfires and droughts scorch the land, homes are destroyed by severe storms, and people are put at a greater risk of deadly diseases and famine, leaders around the world are facing increasing pressure to act now. “Climate change is not a problem for another generation, not anymore,” President Barack Obama said in a video […]

August 3rd

Why the Encyclical Has Lasting Power

You may have heard — last Thursday, Pope Francis issued an environmental encyclical called “Laudato Sii: On the Care for Our Common Home.” In the document, he praised the beauty and love of Sister, Mother Earth and urged us all — Catholics and non-Catholics — to protect her. I have to admit that I hungrily devoured all […]

June 24th

EPA Protects Drinking Water, Faith Groups Respond

Image available on Flickr When crude oil spilled into a seasonal stream in Texas in 2007, the EPA could do nothing; it couldn’t impose a fine or even require cleanup. A loophole in the Clean Water Act shielded the polluters from accountability and made it impossible for the EPA to protect drinking water and the health of the surrounding community. But that loophole […]

May 28th

An Earth Day for Liberals and Conservatives

In 1970, Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson and Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey came together for the first Earth Day. It was a different time. There was bipartisan support for regulating dirty factories, toxic dumps, polluted water, and the loss of wilderness. President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and enacted most of our environmental laws. President Ronald Reagan designated […]

April 22nd