As a profound reflection on the fundamental nature of our relationship to Creation, climate change is one of the most concerning issues to faith leaders of many faith traditions. For general responses to the moral, theological, and social implications of climate change from various religious groups, please visit the Perspectives & Resources pages. Click here for a recent article from NRPE's executive director on climate.
Recently, driven in part by a concern that climate change must be addressed, in various statements, national religious organizations expressed concern over then President-elect Trump's pick of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. View the joint Jewish and Protestant statement here. Click here to read a February 2019 letter to Congress calling for urgent action. View the letter from Evangelicals and Catholics here. Click here to see the statement from Massachusetts' Episcopal Bishops on Priutt. Click here to see the religious organizational sign on letter. Click here to read a January 2018 letter to Congress on funding the EPA and Department of the Interior. Click here to view the letter to Congress on the 100% Clean Energy bill. View the letter on 100% clean energy from South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia black church leaders.
Religious organizations put together carbon pricing principles in the fall of 2019, click here to view. The World Council of Churches issued a pastoral letter on climate change. Click here to view the statement by evangelicals on the clean car rollback.