Friday, October 13, 2006

Coming to a church near you: An Inconvenient Truth

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Eric Berger is reporting that more than 20 Houston-area churches with show Gore's film on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth. The religious have banded together on environmentalism before. This event is sponsored by Interfaith Power and Light which says:

The weeklong event -- called "Spotlight on Global Warming" -- is sponsored nationally by Interfaith Power and Light, an organization of congregations and individuals devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. There are 18 state Interfaith Power and Light chapters, including Texas Interfaith Power and Light.

The world's religious traditions are clear in their message that God loves the whole creation and calls people to care for the Earth and everything in it. Religious leaders of all faiths are increasingly vocal in their calls for strong action on global warming to protect human life and all creation.

Texas leads the nation in global warming pollution but there's good news, too: Texas has the greatest renewable energy potential of any state, and this year became the largest wind power producer in the US. It's a key time for people of faith and all Texans to engage in the debate surrounding global warming solutions.

It seems the churches of Texas are ahead of the big man from Texas.