The National Religious Partnership for the Environment and Congressman John Conyers Jr. hosted a briefing on religion and climate change, on February 20, 2015, at the Capitol Hill Visitors Center. This event opened with a panel discussion by senior religious leaders highlighting the faith perspective on climate change. The panel discussion was open to Congressional staffers, Members of Congress, and representatives from the faith community.
The panel was moderated by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church and panelists included: Archbishop Wenski of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Rabbi Fred Dobb of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and Rev. Dr. Carroll Baltimore of Progressive National Baptist Church, and Esperanza’s own VP of National Programs, Reverend Dr. Emilio Marrero.
Rev. Marrero spoke on the need to “approach climate change from a moral perspective versus a partisan political perspective keeping in mind that as Evangelical Christians, we are motivated by caring for the least among us, by an understanding that we are called to stewardship, and finally we are called to utilize our talents to contribute to the Kingdom of God which extends beyond the spiritual but also engages the relational and physical.”
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