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Annual Assembly of the Metropolitan New York Synod Divests!
At the end of March, the Annual Assembly of the Metropolitan New York Synod, one of the most populous geographical divisions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), resolved […]
Pope Francis’ Encyclical – Laudato Si
Yesterday we celebrated a new reason to hope! Pope Francis released “Laudato Si (Be Praised): On the Care of Our Common Home,” an encyclical on stewardship of the environment and […]
Climate Ride 2015
It’s time again for the Climate Ride! If you enjoy biking (or hiking), consider joining one of these rides (or hikes), which benefit organizations like New York Interfaith Power & […]
Posted on June 22, 2015 | No CommentsAs Pope Francis prepared to issue his encyclical Laudato Sii on June 18, some politicians called into question the appropriateness of his addressing climate change as a moral issue. On the contrary, I believe that it is the responsibility and practice of religious leaders of all faiths to speak up prophetically when they identify a problem that affects the common good.