Sunday, September 18, 2005

The Earth is the Lord's, and all that is in it...

Our opposition to Mountain Top Removal (MTR) will find some practical outworking in the coming weeks and it seems there are increasing networks of Christians joining the struggle to end this horrible practice (see here for more background).

In a recent issue of Newsweek, a man named Allen Johnson was featured as an "Eco-Christian". here are a couple of quotes from the piece...

"Johnson hopes the stewardship of the land will be a unifying, not a dividing, issue. Believers disagree on many subjects, but, he says, 'God has called all of us seriously, and we should agree on one thing: to take care of his earth.'"


"My identity is not as an environmentalist," he says. "It's as a Christian. Because I am Christian, I should be involved with social justice, the poor, the needy. Environmentalism is one thing in my circle, but it's not my center."

See the whole article here.
Also, check out the web site for "Christians for the Mountains" - several of us are planning to make it to the upcoming conference.

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