RELEASE: Faith Leaders Are Leading the Charge for Climate Action, CAP Issue Brief Says
Washington, D.C. — The moral case to take action against climate change is resounding in the halls of Congress, as religious voters and thousands of faith leaders express support for President Joe Biden’s bold agenda to address the climate crisis.
A new issue brief from the Center for American Progress outlines the broad consensus among religious Americans that the world is facing a climate crisis.
“Addressing the full scope of the climate crisis will require all religious leaders and activists—and elected officials of all faiths and no faith—to unite around climate justice priorities,” said Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, a fellow at CAP and co-author of the brief. “Fortunately, religious Americans are backing congressional legislation that will make a significant investment in climate and infrastructure.”
The brief notes that more than 3,400 faith leaders have signed a new statement organized by Interfaith Power & Light to support investments in climate action and climate-ready infrastructure. Faith-based organizations are also working at the state level to call for national climate legislation. The brief cites support from leaders at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Arizona, faith groups in West Virginia, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Read the issue brief: “Religious Americans Demand Climate Action” by Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons and Maggie Siddiqi
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