Southern Baptists Help Make Carbon Reduction Nonpartisan
Posted Aug 24 2008 10:41pm
The Southern Baptist Convention's declaration over the weekend that environmental protection is a duty akin to protecting God's creation should erase any lingering doubt that carbon reduction is (and certainly should be) a nonpartisan issue.
The 16 million member convention is socially and politically conservative, so the statement made news as a significant shift from the organization's previous statements expressing skepticism that global warming is really a problem.
Carbonfund.org, for one, is proud to have been working with church organizations to reduce and offset CO2 emissions for years. Our partners include half a dozen congregations, as well as the Evangelical Environmental Network .