Evangelicals on the environment
10/12/2006

Moyers Asks "Is God Green?"

October 11, 2006 / Treehugger.com

 

Last week, Treehugger took note of Bill Moyers and Bill McKibben's live presentation of their ideas on evangelicalism and environmentalism at the New York Public Library.

 

[To review Green Institute Advisor, Bill McKibben’s perspective visit - http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/10/moyers_and_mcki.php]

 

Online viewers have another chance to hear Moyers discuss the topic with both evangelicals and treehuggers, and well as some who fall into both groups, on his PBS Moyers on America special "Is God Green?"

 

In conjunction with the airing of the program, Grist is running a series entitled "God & the Environment." http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2006/10/05/gate/

 

The series features interviews with Moyers, the Rev. Richard Cizik, Rabbi Michael Lerner, and others, and an essay by McKibben…

 

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"Is God Green?" http://www.pbs.org/moyers/moyersonamerica/green/index.html

 

 

 

 

A new holy war is growing within the conservative evangelical community, with implications for both the global environment and American politics. For years liberal Christians and others have made
protection of the environment a moral commitment. Now a number of conservative evangelicals are joining the fight, arguing that man's stewardship of the planet is a biblical imperative and calling for action to stop global warming.

 

But they are being met head-on by opposition from their traditional evangelical brethren who adamantly support the Bush administration in downplaying the threat of global warming and other environmental perils.

 

The political stakes are high:

 

Three out of every four white evangelical voters chose George W. Bush in 2004. "Is God Green?" explores how a serious split among conservative evangelicals over the environment and global warming could reshape American politics.

 

Get Involved!

 

With the MOYERS ON AMERICA series, we inaugurate the Citizens Class, an extensive, interactive curriculum designed to encourage and facilitate public discourse on the issues raised in the series. The workshop features multimedia discussions, reference materials on the key perspectives presented in the program, and questions for further reflection — all designed to stimulate deep and thoughtful community dialogue. Interested?

 

Check it out.

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