The Evangelical Environmental Network published this article to raise awareness of the correlation between fossil fuel pollution and diseases such as asthma, allergies, autism, and ADHD. The article includes tips on how to live more sustainably and reduce your carbon footprint and stay safe from harmful pollution.
The Evangelical Environmental Network published an article for Mother's of preschoolers (MOPs) who are looking to serve their community. Ideas in the article include planting vegetable gardens, take a composting class as a family, or to host a recycling event.
A Month of Gratitude is a way that Christine Sine, creator of Godspace and writer for EEN Moms, is focusing on God’s abundant blessings. Instead of just making the week of Thanksgiving a gratitude week, she has decided to make October and November a season of gratitude. She offers simple ways that anyone can join her by praying, focusing, and practicing.
From the article, "As we approach the Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas seasons it is good for all of us to establish practices that encourage us to slow down, to reflect, to attune ourselves to God and to take notice of the abundant blessings in our lives".
On Oct. 20, 2015, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) announced a resolution to adopt the creation care principles of the Lausanne Cape Town Commitment. The NAE press release describes the following:
The Lausanne Cape Town Commitment calls Christians worldwide to:
Adopt lifestyles that renounce habits of consumption that are destructive or polluting;
Exert legitimate means to persuade governments to put moral imperatives about political expediency on issues of environmental destruction and potential climate change; and
Recognize and encourage the missional calling both of (i) Christians who engage in the proper use of the earth’s resources for human need and welfare through agriculture, industry and medicine, and (ii) Christians who engage in the protection and restoration of the earth’s habitats and species through conservation and advocacy. Both share the same goal for both serve the same Creator, Provider and Redeemer.
This resolution signals a strong commitment from the NAE, a member organization of Evangelical groups representing approximately 30 million Americans, and it follows from the principles outlined in an NAE report from 2011, Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment.
The NAE’s position on care of creation adds another significant voice to the examples of environmental statements from religious communities in 2015, alongside the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’ and many others
Today’s article in Scientific American, "Science and Faith Can Solve Climate Change Together", by Evangelical Christian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe highlights some of the potential of religions to help solve environmental problems. Hayhoe notes recent survey research showing that Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical and visit to the United States helped shift American perceptions about climate change about 10% toward greater belief in the seriousness of climate change and the need to take action. Hayhoe will attend the COP-21 meetings in Paris as both a scientist and a person of faith.
Dr. Hayhoe spoke about Climate Change: Facts, Fictions, and Our Faith at an Earthkeeping Summit at Ohio State in October of 2014.
This article by Yale Climate Connections provides encouraging news of how some evangelical Christians are re-examining their stance on climate change. The following is an excerpt from the article:
"About 60 percent of evangelicals think climate change has nothing to do with human activities. By comparison, less than half of all Americans, or 47 percent, share that view. (Both figures are in sharp contrast to the overwhelming majority of climate scientists who agree that climate change is occurring and primarily caused by human actions).
Richard Cizik sees climate change as ‘top-tier issue’ for younger evangelicals. But the theological doors are beginning to open. Signs are that more evangelicals now are addressing climate change as a moral issue that appeals to the conscience of their Christian communities."
This article talks about mercury pollution and the pressing issues in need of attention and advocacy. The pro-life evangelicals have been pushing for more restrictions and regulations relating to mercury. This article intends to show how mercury poisoning hurts human lives and its different aspects that have long been overlooked.