Evangelicals and scientists together

In the past several years, evangelical Christians in America have adopted the environment as a central issue in their social agenda. The two sides came together this week in talks and are pledging joint involvement to pressure Washington. The two main representatives from each side include Eric Chivian, director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, and Rich Cizik, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Evangelicals. Chivian and Cizik had a joint interview on CNN this morning, and you can read about their collaboration from earlier this week.


About time. And, once again, Bush is isolating himself. His mouthpiece, Tony Snow, has already announced that he would veto any legislation that would place carbon caps. The Evangelical-Scientist coalition could be the key to getting that passed by enough votes to be veto proof.
byron said…
Similar things are happening in Australia. A recently published paper called "Common Belief" represents 16 denominations and religions all calling for action on climate change and explaining why they each think it is a moral issue. Check it out here
John P. said…
I heard a great interview with Cizik on NPR's "Speaking of Fatih" last year. You can probably download it off their website or podcast. I was really impressed with how articulate and thoughtful his discussion was on the new directions of the Evangelical movement. Check it out if you have the time.
John P. said…
sorry, that should read "Speaking of FAITH."