Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Pope latest to frame climate change as moral issue; religious leaders see urgency

From New Jersey-

Growing numbers of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists in New Jersey are concluding that climate change is a moral issue and that their faiths require them to take action to stem the impact of droughts, floods and sea-level rise.

They are trying to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, getting rid of investments in companies that pollute, and doing whatever they can in both their houses of worship and in their homes to be better caretakers of the earth.

Religious leaders say they have been spurred by an upcoming United Nations conference on the issue in Paris, and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, which the Vatican will release Thursday.

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