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People of faith should support “The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009,” a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that gives concreteness to the twin moral imperatives of care for creation and care for the poor.   The ambitious and comprehensive bill promises to create millions of clean energy jobs, increase American […] Read More

The European Union’s plans for tackling climate change are inadequate, and the UK Government should take a lead in revising them, according to Church leaders in this country.   Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Church leaders have written to the prime minister and added their voices to concerns already expressed by the Church of England […] Read More

There is coal, and then there is mountaintop-removal coal. Many environmentalists and political leaders concede that it will take years to wean the nation away from its heavy dependence on coal-fired power plants as a major source of electricity. In the meantime, they work to make existing plants as clean as possible and to oppose […] Read More

Chuck Colson, the former Watergate felon who is now a Baptist author and speaker, recently misrepresented evidence about global warming and even suggested that global cooling was occurring. Colson’s BreakPoint commentary on the topic last month was picked up by various other Christian media like the Christian Post.   Colson argued that “the Earth has […] Read More

We ought to give contemporary environmentalists a little slack for misreading Psalm 50. After all, the Psalmist does give the strong impression that she is a member of the court, summoning the wicked ”those who misuse and abuse the creation ”to face the sternest and highest ranking judge on the bench. It isn’t unreasonable to […] Read More

The symbolism was obvious: President Obama went to the rooftop ”the roof of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Colorado, with its solar panels for heat ”before he signed the $787 billion economic stimulus package into law Tuesday. And even as analysts, environmentalists and green industries were still combing through the details of […] Read More

A 60-second TV commercial by America’s Power tells us that clean coal is about belief. Faith in American energy resources, technology and ingenuity is what is needed for us to have clean coal, which will reduce greenhouse gases. Sponsored by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), the coal industry’s I Believe commercial says: […] Read More

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, once again used his weekly radio program to mock the idea of global warming and instead claimed that the earth is experiencing global cooling. However, Land relied on poor evidence, including a discredited list of scientists and the prediction of an unreliable […] Read More

Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, criticized a newly released green-letter Bible. Published by HarperOne, the Bible is printed on recycled paper and with soy-based ink and a cotton/linen cover. Additionally, the Bible highlights passages about creation and the environment in green letters, much as many Bibles highlight the words of Jesus in […] Read More

“Newsweek” exposed this week the axis of corporations and conservative organizations that oppose the scientific evidence that human actions are causing global warming as the “denial machine.” The magazine’s insightful overview of chronology, participants and arguments missed only one thing ”the role of religion as fuel in the campaign of doubt and deception. Newsweek magazine’s […] Read More