Thursday, February 23, 2012

Operation Noah

Yesterday, Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of fasting and repentance, a group of (mainly) British church leaders endorsed a Declaration produced by Operation Noah, "a Christian organization which provides leadership, focus and inspiration in response to the growing threat of catastrophic climate change endangering God’s creation."

From the Declaration: "The primary driver of human induced climate change is the belief that prosperity depends on limitless consumption of the earth’s resources. Today, the challenge is to seek a different, sustainable economy, based on the values of human flourishing and the well-being of all creation, not on the assumption of unlimited economic growth, on overconsumption, exploitative interest and debt. "

Read the full text on the web page of Archbishop Rowan Williams, one of the signatories. 

(H/T: Byron Smith)

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