High Country News: Religious communities are taking on climate change

Sep 18, 2017 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, State Press Clips, What's New

Churches that have long played a role in social justice are stepping up.

Sarah Tory
Sept. 18, 2017

Before Pastor Jim Therrien, 49, moved to New Mexico, he rarely thought about environmental issues. Back in Kansas, where he was born and raised, the grass outside his home was always green, and though the state had an active oil industry, companies fenced off well sites properly and promptly cleaned up spills. But then he and his family saw the impacts of energy development on the Southwestern landscape and their new church community. Therrien began to think about the connection between the local environment and the broader issue of climate change. Read More

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