Faith, Morality and the Environment: Portraits of Global Warming’s Six Americas

Jan 19, 2016 | All Categories, Reports, Six Americas

Recent months have witnessed an evolution in public discourse on global warming. Typically discussed in the news media as a scientific, environmental or political issue, global warming is being reframed as a moral and spiritual issue by religious leaders – most notably by Pope Francis. Americans are now hearing that global warming will have severe impacts on the world’s poor; that it violates divine dictates on the treatment of nature; and that it mandates a concerted response from all nations in the name of social justice and God’s will. Faith communities carrying this message are potentially powerful voices on climate change – voices that have been largely silent on the issue until recently. Download the Report Here.