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How Faith Leaders Can Help Americans Collectively Visualize Climate Change

Try to envision climate change. What does it look like and how does it make you feel? If you’re like most Americans, climate change is still an abstraction, something happening in “other places, to other people, at some point in the distant future.” Princeton University social psychologist Sander van der Linden contends that climate change […]

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Rev. Jim Antal (MACUCC)

Why Faith Leaders Are Not “Joining the Environmental Movement”

Pope Inspires Clergy to Join Environmental Movement came to my inbox recently as one in a list of articles on faith leadership on climate and environmental issues.   I agree with the article that Pope Francis’ leadership on climate, creation care, and justice has raised important awareness of these issues, especially how they are integrated. […]

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Pope Francis

How Pope Francis’ Message on Climate Action Can Inspire the World

Faith leaders have enormous power to influence their congregations. A recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found that when clergy speak about climate change, their members are much more inclined to see it as a concern (62% vs. 39%). So the news that Pope Francis is planning to issue an edict urging […]

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PRRI Climate Survey

New PRRI Climate Survey Offers Insights into Faith and Climate Attitudes

On November 21st, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), in partnership with the American Academy of Religion (AAR), released the results of a 3,000-person national survey in a report entitled “Believers, Sympathizers, and Skeptics.” This is my second blog post examining this report. Whereas the first post focused on insights related to the general public, […]

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