"Christians in America are no longer people of faith, we’re people of fear. Instead of truly putting our trust, faith, and reliance upon the Way, teachings, and example of Jesus, we put our actual faith in guns, our obscenely over-funded military, and in strong-man & authoritarian leaders."
– Rev. Roger Wolsey, a United Methodist pastor and author, in his blog post, "O We of Little Faith," on Patheos.com
“For long-term sustained action [to counteract climate change threats], we need hope. We need love. We need encouragement. We need that sense of shared community of being in this together. And for many people … faith communities often provide exactly that.”
– Climate scientist and committed Christian Katharine Hayhoe, part of a panel at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, quoted by Lauren Markoe for Religion News Service.
“Religion is more than just a belief system; it’s also a community. Churches are among our most powerful, most important engines for civic engagement and public participation.”
– Northeastern University professor Matthew Nisbet, part of panel on communicating climate change effective to people of faith at the recent conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, quoted by Lauren Markoe for Religion News Service.
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