Pullen Memorial Baptist Church has a long, exemplary record of action on social justice issues. Some of our members would like to strengthen our call to action on the care of Creation by organizing an environmental justice coalition within the church that will advocate for climate action and other needed protections from the faith perspective.
We believe scriptural arguments presented in tandem with those from a scientific perspective are essentially uncontestable. It is our view that the fate of this planet may rest in the hands of members of biblically inspired religious communities like Pullen.
The willful deniers of climate change in the energy sector, for example, are unlikely to challenge a teaching of Jesus or a verse in Deuteronomy. They can repeatedly question the science and the magnitude of human influence, but they are not likely to debate Scripture.
We believe the faith community can push companies and politicians to respond to the reality of climate change and acknowledge the imminent threats it poses to America and the world. The voice of the faith community would join the voices of many other groups that are making progress in persuading politicians and business leaders to press for action. Our problem is time: we need to greatly accelerate the pace at which progress is being made, or face destructive, irreversible changes to our world.
Do you feel called to join us? Is environmental protection something you are passionate about? Come to an initial exploratory meeting where we ask the question; “How can we, as a congregation, be a force for environmental justice and preservation, to elevate the climate change issue within the congregation, and persuade legislators to tackle ameliorating measures.”
We believe a group of people with a set intention can create viable actions that produce change!
Please email Karen Delahunty at: Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
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