Pope Francis delivered a speech before Congress that touched on many issues, including his concern that modern industrial society is doing irreparable harm to the planet. The pope repeated his “call for a courageous and responsible effort to redirect our steps, and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity.”
Recent survey shows Latinos overwhelming support the Pope’s call to defend God’s creation as nearly 80% say they are already experiencing the effects of climate change.
Latino Decisions in partnership with GreenLatinos and Earthjustice conducted a national survey of Latino registered voters and their attitudes toward the environment. The survey, fielded between June 24 and July 8, is based on a national sample of 1,200 Latino registered voters who were interviewed by landline, cell and online in English and Spanish. The survey was initially released on Aug, 18, 2015. The final remaining questions regarding Pope Francis and Latino environmental values are being released in conjunction with the Pontiff’s historic visit to the U.S. The survey has a nominal margin-of-error of +/- 2.8%.
Environment Ministers from over 50 Muslim countries agree on “Declaration for Environmental Protection”
The 6th Islamic conference of Envronment Ministers held in Rabat, Morocco on 8 - 9 October 2015 (the largest convening of Muslim-world Environment Ministers), facilitates agreement amongst Environment Ministers on a number of steps to tackle climate change and challenges facing sustainable development.
The conference was organised by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in conjunction with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) under the patronage of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Over 170 senior evangelical leaders from across the country sent President Obama a letter offering their support for his leadership on climate change, specifically for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) carbon pollution regulation known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP) to be released next week. They joined nearly 230,000 pro-life Christians who sent supportive messages to the EPA in favor of the regulation.
Voters in Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia strongly support the pontiff's message on global warming
A clear majority of voters in the crucial presidential election swing states of Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia agree with Pope Francis' call to action on the issue of climate change, according to the results of a new Quinnipiac University poll.
Four leaders of Interfaith Power & Light (IPL), a national organization with 40 state affiliates spearheading the faith response to climate change, are among 12 White House “Champions of Change” to be honored for their role in combating climate change.