The Common Good

Environmentalism as a religious cause

Date: May 10, 2012

Environmentalism is increasingly becoming a moral and religious cause. Many religions argue that humans must protect the earth because God gave it to us. How does this mindset fit into the larger debate about the environment and does it cross political divides?

Richard Cizik, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, will join The Daily Circuit Thursday to talk about the connection between religion and protecting the environment.

"I would say that this newfound passion, this concern for 'creation care' as we call it, comes straight from God and the Holy Spirit who is regenerating people's hearts to realize the imperative of the scriptures to care for God's world in new ways," Cizik told The Great Warming.

Lisa Sharon Harper, director of mobilizing at Sojourners, will also join the discussion.