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January 15, 2007

Wow, more people on polar opposites are working together.

Apparently, the details will be available for Washington on Wednesday, but it seems Evangelical leaders and environmental scientists have been able to put aside origin issues to work together in combatting global warming. This article is chock full of great quotes. Here’s my favorite:

“Whether God created the Earth in a millisecond or whether it evolved over billions of years, the issue we agree on is that it needs to be cared for today,” said Rich Cizik, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Evangelicals, which represents 45,000 churches.

This is just incredible! Evangelical Christians able to see past the creation/evolution argument and scientists able to work through their disdain of faith, making a concerted effort to take stewardship of the planet seriously. Everyone involved in this deserves all the accolades they can get.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2007 8:21 am

    Frankly, despite the gravity of this expressed willingness to come together and what it means I’m still tripping over the figure of 45,000 churches–and that’s just of the Evangelical variety.

    Gawd, that’s one hell of a lot of churches.

    Anyhoo I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog (even if I am an Ohioan) Come to think of it, those 45,000 are probably all within a one hundred mile radius of here.

  2. January 15, 2007 9:39 am

    Welcome and thanks for checking out my little rag, nick! Or is it nicki?

    That is quite a few churches, and I love the fact that their leadership is focusing on the here and now, rather than the rewards hereafter. I think this sets a very good precedent for a lot of Christians who may think, in the back of their heads, that it’s not worth healing the earth if it’s just going to end soon.

    Hopefully it will help get those involved who would otherwise continue to ignore the mantle of stewardship that their God placed on them.

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