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Tell President Biden: The US has a moral obligation to lead on climate at COP26

The United Nations will be holding its climate talks, COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, during the first two weeks of November. This year’s COP comes at a critical time in history, when we are witnessing the intensification of climate emergencies all around the world–from wildfires raging out of control to severe flooding that is driving families […]

October 24th

Evangelical Christians applaud Biden’s restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments

The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) applauds President Biden’s proclamation to restore the previous boundaries to Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monuments. By Rev Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network  Just a few years ago, over 200,000 pro-life Christians responded against the previous administration’s unwise decision to reduce the boundaries of these National […]

Global religious leaders, scientists issue joint call for ‘radical’ climate action

Dozens of religious leaders and scientists came together in Vatican City this week to demand “urgent, radical, and responsible action” to address the climate emergency and related challenges that threaten humanity and “life on our beautiful common home.” By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The interfaith climate meeting, hosted by the Catholic leader Pope Francis, included […]

October 17th

Caring for the environment has a long Catholic lineage – hundreds of years before Pope Francis

Pope Francis led dozens of religious leaders Oct. 4, 2021 in issuing a plea to protect the environment, warning that “Future generations will never forgive us if we miss the opportunity to protect our common home.” The appeal, which calls for net-zero emissions, was released after months of meetings leading up to the United Nations’ […]

October 16th

EEN applauds the restoration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments

The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) applauds President Biden’s proclamation to restore the previous boundaries to Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monuments. By Rev. Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network Just a few years ago, over 200,000 pro-life Christians responded against the previous administration’s unwise decision to reduce the boundaries of these National […]

Evangelicals call on EPA to strengthen car emission standards – It’s the pro-life path!

On the final day of comments, 15,750 pro-life Christians submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of its proposed rule to strengthen the emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks. The rule, if implemented, would significantly curb greenhouse gas emissions from America’s tailpipes for all model year 2023-2026 vehicles. By the […]

EcoRight Speaks podcast: Protecting the Earth with Eco-Christan Larry Linenschmidt

Today, I’m pleased to welcome to the show a good friend of the podcast and stellar member of the EcoRight, Larry Linenschmidt, who runs the Hill Country Institute, a resource for Christians considering the intersection of faith and culture in the world today. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Joining us in the conversation is our own Bob […]

September 23rd

Catholic Climate Conference launches national campaign to encourage care for creation

At the second biennial conference, “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home,” the Catholic Climate Covenant and its Catholic partners announced a U.S. campaign to encourage and inspire participation in the Vatican’s global Laudato Si’ Action Platform. “We are honored to be the hub of activity for this Vatican initiative in the U.S. We will work diligently with our many partners to ensure that the U.S. Catholic community is committed […]

September 12th

Action: Tell Congress that clean energy infrastructure is a matter of life

Just as God can turn bad into good and bring beauty from ashes, we have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a brighter, healthier, and more just future out of the ashes of the COVID-19 crisis. How we choose to rebuild today will shape the lives of generations to come. By The Evangelical Environmental Network As […]

Catholic Climate Covenant on the IPCC Report: We must urgently cut fossil-fuel pollution to protect God’s gift of creation

This week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the climate crisis confirms what we are seeing worldwide: a climate crisis caused by human activity is here and it threatens our future existence. The deadly heat waves, super-charged hurricanes, storms, droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events that we are already experiencing will only become more severe if we don’t act NOW. By Dan Misleh Catholic Climate […]

August 15th

The IPCC Report tells us: There is still hope, but we MUST not wait

Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report confirming the urgent status of climate change: that it is human-caused, it is here, and it is accelerating. While the IPCC report confirmed our greatest concerns about climate change, there is hope if we act now. By Reverend Mitch Hescox Evangelical Environmental Network The […]

The Energy Sector Innovation Credit rewards creativity and fosters a clean energy economy

Congratulations to Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) for the introduction of The Energy Sector Innovation Credit (ESIC) legislation. By The Evangelical Environmental Network Rev. Mitch Hescox, President of the Evangelical Environmental Network, released the following statement in response: “As a ministry that believes in allowing individuals to flourish with their God-given talent, […]

Pro-life Evangelicals support the life-defending Bipartisan Infrastructure bill

This week, the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with debate on a historic bipartisan infrastructure plan. The plan represents a major investment in America’s roads, bridges, water lines, ports, and internet connections. It is also one of the most significant climate policies ever, representing the largest investment in history in clean energy transmission and electric […]

Ohio’s House Bill 6 was a giant step backward for clean energy energy marred by bribary scandal. Let’s repeal it!

This week marked the 1-year anniversary of the revelation of the $61 million bribery and racketeering scandal surrounding House Bill 6 (HB 6). This law removed all energy efficiency standards, slashed renewable energy standards, and continues to provide a bailout for two coal plants built in the 1950s (one of which is out of state). […]

Evangelical Environmental Network applauds Energy Chair Joe Manchin

The Evangelical Environment Network (EEN) applauds Chair Joe Manchin, his energy staff, and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for their bipartisan support in advancing the almost $100 billion energy infrastructure package this week. By the vangelical Environment Network Said The Rev. Mitch Hescox, EEN’s President: “While the package isn’t […]