Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Evangelicals and Scientists Unite for the Environment

"Great scientists are people of imagination. So are people of great faith. We dare to imagine a world in which science and religion cooperate, minimizing our differences about how Creation got started, to work together to reverse its degradation. We will not allow it to be progressively destroyed by human folly."

--Rev. Richard Cizik, Vice President for Governmental Affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, and a member of a coalition of evangelical and scientific leaders who've joined together to speak out about protecting the environment. At a news conference in Washington, DC, earlier this month, the group shared their concerns about climate change, habitat destruction, pollution, species extinction, and the spread of human infectious diseases. They issued a statement calling for "fundamental change in values, lifestyles, and public policies required to address these worsening problems," which was sent to President George W. Bush, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, bipartisan congressional leaders, and national evangelical and scientific organizations. The coalition plans to distribute information about environmental issues to churches, including a Creation Care Bible study guide, and will hold a Summit on Creation.

FULL STORY: Evangelical, Scientific Leaders Launch Effort to Protect Creation

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