Coming together in faith - USA leaders' concern for global climate change
It is good to see the Episcopal Church in the United States supporting the Pope's climate change message. I imagine many throughout the Anglican Communion share this view:-
In the wake of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Washington, D.C., The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and other faith leaders on Sept. 24 committed to five initiatives to address global climate change.
“Coming Together in Faith,” a two-day live-streamed interreligious summit, brought together faith leaders to issue a call to environmental action.
“Faith can and does move mountains,” Jefferts Schori said in an address to cathedral and online audiences, after inviting them just “to breathe” a breath of life, and to hope and to feel the creative potential inward while breathing out “your willingness to change the world in word and action.”
She told the gathering that, “working together, faith can end mountaintop destruction and develop green jobs in place of squeezing the Earth’s limited resources for fuel.”
Pope Francis, during a White House South Lawn address to about 15,000 people, characterized urgent action on global warming as a moral imperative for all people “of goodwill in this great nation.
“Our common home has been part of this group of the excluded which cries out to heaven and which today powerfully strikes our homes, our cities and our societies,” Pope Francis said, according to published reports. “To use a telling phrase of the Reverend Martin Luther King, we can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note and now is the time to honor it.”
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