We’re young evangelicals and we’re striking for the climate; will you join us?

www.christianpost.com | 9/19/2019 | Staff
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We’re young evangelicals and we’re striking for the climate; will you join us?

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On Friday, September 20, people from all backgrounds, traditions, and corners of the world will join together for the largest climate demonstration in human history. Climate change is an unprecedented crisis, and it requires an unprecedented response. Christians must play a critical role in the movement, providing the moral leadership to call for bold action in addressing the climate crisis.

As members of the Steering Committee for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (Y.E.C.A.), we strive to help our generation do just that. We organize young Christians across the country to lead their churches, colleges, and communities in climate activism and education. Next week, Y.E.C.A. activists will lead a dozen events on their college campuses across the country, from Philadelphia to rural Tennessee to urban California.

Student - Greta - Thunberg - Millions - Students

They won’t be alone. Energized by 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, millions of students around the world have been leading walkouts and protests every Friday for over a year. On September 20, for the first time, youth activists are calling for adults to join them in their climate strike. This action is an opportunity to show the world a united front, demanding that we address the climate crisis at the scale and scope it requires.

As Christians, we believe that responding to climate change is a moral imperative. Genesis is clear that we have been entrusted by God with the keeping of all His creatures and the earth itself (Gen. 1:26). Yet we have too often confused dominion for destruction when the biblical concept of dominion is, in fact, a responsibility for the well-being of all creation. When we pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gases or rely on oil that leaks and destroys life in the Gulf of Mexico, we are...
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