SOME PEOPLE INVOKE AL GORE when evangelizing on behalf of the environment. Others call on a higher power. Yale Divinity School recently hosted a conference titled “Renewing Hope: Pathways of Religious Environmentalism,” co-sponsored by the school and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The goal of the conference and a similar Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE) held by Harvard, according to organizers, is to establish a dialogue between theologians and academics on environmental activism.
Both events come in the wake of a 2007 report issued by the Vatican in which Pope Benedict XVI said Catholic churches should become greener and emphasized the need for rainforest preservation. Churches of all faiths have begun instituting recycling programs and even swapping out incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents.
It is as it was foretold in “Evan Almighty.”
Source: Republican American