World’s churches concerned about the environment
Religions everywhere has something
in common: the belief that humanity is steward of God’s Creation,
and therefore we have a responsibility to take care of it.
A top importance issue is global
warming and in the US already 85 Christian leaders have kicked off
this month a campaign to mobilize religious conservatives to combat
global warming. The US is responsible for one quarter of the world's
emissions of carbon dioxide and uses one quarter of the world's
crude oil. Martin Robra, climate change spokesman for the World
Council of Churches, said the debate "must now shift from denial and
delays to responsibility and remedies well within humanity's grasp."
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With factory farming responsible
for about 17% of the global warming gases emission, we would like to
see church leaders advocating the transition to a plant-based diet
and its benefits for our health, the environment and God’s animals.