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Sat Jun 3, 2017, 11:44 AM

 

I refuse to forget the Christians advocating for climate action

Interfaith Room

By Brian Kaylor

(RNS) While many U.S. evangelicals applaud President Trump’s decision to pull America out of the global climate agreement, I instead think of the Christians I met at the 2015 Paris climate talks who are from nations where global warming is not a future hypothesis but a current reality.

I particularly recall my time visiting and praying with Bishop Efraim Tendero, secretary-general of the World Evangelical Alliance. A passionate advocate for climate justice and action, Tendero served on the Philippines’ official delegation to the talks. He did not recall meeting another clergy member among the 196 country delegations. Yet he remained hopeful for interfaith engagement in the push for climate justice.

http://religionnews.com/2017/06/02/i-refuse-to-forget-the-christians-advocating-for-climate-action/

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 12:20 PM

1. The problem is we'll never hear from them because they don't have the soapbox American ones do

And they're fine with destroying the Earth because Jesus is due back any day now.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 12:31 PM

2. Then the religious left needs to get louder.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 12:46 PM

3. I agree with you but

I think they have less money and less time.

Hate draws more money and not doing charity or good works leave you with more free time.

The prosperity gospel just screwed everything to pieces. What was not great is now mud.

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Response to Iplayoneontv (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 12:52 PM

4. Unfortunately we have allowed the right wing to control interpretation of the Gospel.

 

The religious left needs to reverse that. We need to make time.

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 05:14 PM

5. Yep. Oh well, they have to drink the same water, breathe the same air and eat the same food.

"Mom's coming back to put it back the way it oughta be." -Tool lyric

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 10:51 PM

6. I went to school with Richard Cizik who fits this type.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 3, 2017, 11:37 PM

7. Isn't he a more moderate evangelical?

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 4, 2017, 10:43 AM

8. No he's a flat out liberal who made himself look as conservative as possible.

He ran for State Representative while a student. The incumbent was our professor, a liberal Republican.

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