After John Matthews' great talk today (a post will be forthcoming) doctoral student extraordinaire Kara DiFrancesco inquired if he or I had heard about the Catholic bishops' statement on climate change and environmental justice. Neither of us had, but it comes as no surprise that they have such a statement, And it was no surprise to find Kara's informative email awaiting me when I returned from dinner with John.
And there is a Catholic Climate Covenant as well.
So it's safe to say the Catholics and their bishops are not followers when it comes to climate change and related issues. They have done this before, too; I previously posted about some Catholic bishops' efforts to promote environmental stewardship in the Columbia River Basin. In that post I noted other religious organizations besides Catholics who are proactive with respect to climate change and related issues.
"The earth dries up and withers, the world languished and withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth lies under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt." -- Isaiah 24: 4-6