March 7, 2017
Panelists at the annual conference of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science recently discussed how to talk to religious people about the effects of climate change, the Religion News Service reports.
“It’s vital not to soft-pedal the dangers that we face,” said the Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith, an interfaith nonprofit whose mission is to encourage religious people to be responsible stewards of the environment. “A great deal is at stake.”
Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and Christian, said since religion is how many people understand their world, it’s important for scientists to talk about climate change in religious terms, referring to it as “connecting our heads to our hearts.” Read More