Religious leaders to converge on Canberra for action on climate change
Twenty-eight religious leaders will converge on Canberra on 2 June to pressure the federal government to act on climate change.
Representatives from many different faiths, acting under the banner of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), will meet with Julia Gillard, Greg Hunt, Andrew Wilkie and around twenty other Members of Parliament.
Bishop George Browning, a member of the delegation, said the time to act is now.
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Posted May 29, 2011 at 6:19 am
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1. Nevin wrote:
Please, I’m so tired of this “climate change” nonsense (note: no longer “global warming”). It’s called “weather”, and guess what, it “changes”. I’m with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review editorial page today:
May 29, 7:35 am | [comment link]
...climate crusaders could lend some of their credibility to doomsdayologist Harold Camping. After all, he, too, dabbles in very much the same “science”.
2. Cennydd13 wrote:
Talking about “climate change” in such a context is an absolute waste of time. We cannot control the climate; climate change is a naturally-occurring phenomenon which has been going on since the creation of the Earth, and it is going to continue, no matter what drivel these loonies come up with.
May 29, 3:08 pm | [comment link]
3. A Senior Priest wrote:
Mindless lemmings. Actually, I have been developing a hypothesis lately explaining the kind of nonsense that religious liberals embrace. I think that the religious liberal mind is more than normally susceptible to the transmission of memes.
May 29, 3:32 pm | [comment link]
4. sophy0075 wrote:
If religious “leaders” feel compelled to engage in extracurricular matters, I would prefer that they ask their countries’ businesses and governments to forgive Third World debt, or that they encourage their members to participate in mission work in impoverished areas.
May 29, 3:54 pm | [comment link]
6. carl wrote:
The whole “Climate Change/Global Warming” campaign has never been about saving the Earth. It’s about behavior modification. The idea is to convince people to accept a lower standard of living in the service of certain ideological imperatives by the application of fear. The principal target has always been the personal automobile. Liberals really hate automobiles because they create a mobile tax base. Liberals prefer a population fixed nicely in place so it can be mined relentlessly for taxes, and cannot flee their many schemes of social engineering. Of course, if they were really serious about reducing energy consumption, they would target air conditioning. People lived for thousands of years without it. But “Save the world! Swelter in the heat like your ancestors!” won’t make for a very good recruiting slogan.
May 29, 6:39 pm | [comment link]
7. MichaelA wrote:
Fortunately, we won’t see the *orthodox* Australian religious leaders involved in this, whether they are Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist Uniting or Pentecostal.
May 29, 7:36 pm | [comment link]
8. rjhend1 wrote:
I was just thinking back to that radical liberal (maybe even mindless lemming as one commenter above has it) Benedict XVI.
Addressing hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in the Italian city of Loreto, the Holy Father urged world leaders to make courageous decisions to save the planet. He said that discipleship means:
“The continual effort to make one’s own contribution to building a more just and solidary society, where all can enjoy the goods of the earth…I know that many of you dedicate yourselves with generosity to bear witness to your own faith in various social ambits, volunteering, working to promote the common good, peace and in every community. One of the areas in which work appears to be urgent is without a doubt that of protecting creation…To the new generations the future of the planet is entrusted, in which there are evident signs of a development that has not always known how to safeguard the delicate equilibriums of nature.
Before it is too late, it is necessary to make courageous decisions that reflect knowing how to re-create a strong alliance between man and the earth…A decisive ‘yes’ to the protection of creation is necessary and a firm commitment to reverse those tendencies that run the risk of bringing about situations of unstoppable degradation.”
Some Episcopal leaders embarrassed themselves by encouraging Earth Day celebrations that overshadowed Good Friday. However, it is equally embarrassing for people of faith to deny that our actions are having profound harm on the world we have been given and the generations that will come after us.
May 29, 10:13 pm | [comment link]
9. art wrote:
rjhend1: the trouble with B16 is that he is ... so ... moderate!
May 30, 12:11 am | [comment link]
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