Cassandra Carmichael is the Executive Director of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, an alliance of independent faith groups across a broad spectrum of religions including Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant, and Jewish, responding to environmental challenges through faith-based actions to Care for God's Creations. 

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For a Stable World, Work for a Stable Climate

by Cassandra Carmichael 05-31-2017

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The pope talks about environmental protections from a spiritual perspective — an understanding of creation as a holy and precious gift from God, to be revered by all. We should make it a priority to keep our air clean, our water pristine, and our land whole. Whether we understand environmental stewardship as a God-given moral responsibility or from an economic and military strategic viewpoint, the fact remains: Environmental instability is inextricably linked to economic instability and increased discord throughout the world.