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UPDATE: Evangelicals Support President Obama’s EPA Climate Change Regulation

Over 170 senior evangelical leaders from across the country sent President Obama a letter offering their support for his leadership on climate change, specifically for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) carbon pollution regulation known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP) to be released next week.  They joined nearly 230,000 pro-life Christians who sent supportive messages to the EPA in favor of the regulation.

In agreement with Pope Francis, the evangelical leaders see addressing climate change as an act of Christian love.  Their letter, dated July 30, states:

We see overcoming the climate challenge as one of the great moral opportunities of our time, a chance to fulfill the Great Commandments to love God, our neighbors, and ourselves.  It is God’s love that calls all of us to take on this challenge.  That is why we write to offer our support and encouragement for your efforts to overcome the climate challenge.

Evangelicals are often seen as in opposition to President Obama.  “Though we have our differences, the climate challenge is too important for us not to work together to defend our children and all of God’s children around the world,” said the Rev. Mitch Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN).  “We know addressing climate change will help create a clean energy future with clean air, pure water, and good jobs.” Click here to read the entire press release and here to read the public letter to the President.

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Welcome to the home page of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), a ministry dedicated to the understanding that creation-care is a matter of Life. We believe that pollution profoundly impacts human life both in the United States and around the world. We believe that the problems of pollution are an outflow of a culture in decay. As such EEN seeks to revitalize and disciple God’s people as they seek to be transformed into the fullness of Christ.  We believe with God’s help that the body of Christ can be an example of what men and women fully alive in Jesus can do by bearing the fruits of the kingdom.

Founded in 1993, our ministry is grounded in the Bible’s teaching on the responsibility of God’s people to “tend the garden” through a faithful walk with our Lord Jesus Christ. EEN supports a network of champions and churches who are engaged in creation-care. EEN disciples Christians who are seeking to walk in repentance and faith and are eager to use their gifts and talents to address some of the greatest challenges facing God’s people and the world today.

We hope that you will join us and pray with us as we follow God’s call to care for His creation. On the site you will find ways to get started, ways to connect with others, bible study resources, our interactive blog, and programs/initiatives which cover a wide range of creation care topics.

If you’d like to learn more about our work, consider joining our supporters e-mail lists by clicking here. If you and your church are interested on what they can do to be a light to a world in need contact us directly by clicking here.

In Christ,

The EEN Staff

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