An Evangelical Movement Takes On Climate Change
A recent Newsweek article by Tik Root reveals a rebirth among Evangelical Christians that is growing into a spirited conservation movement.
Creation care – also known as faith-based environmentalism – is blossoming across a wide spectrum of Christian denominations in America. CollectiveSun has a number of church partners that have converted to solar power. Each congregation recognized that the sun shines the same on everyone. Church board members who were saving money with solar at home are practicing the same financial sense for their sanctuary.
In the summer of 2015, Catholics received the word from Pope Francis’ encyclical that caring for the earth and taking action to stop climate change are moral imperatives and especially powerful ways to help the poor across the world.
The Newsweek piece points to bold action by religious leaders in the World Council of Churches, which began divesting from fossil fuels in 2014. It also shines a light on Katharine Hayhoe, an Evangelical Christian and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and her husband Pastor Andrew Farley who co-authored the book A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions.