Southern Baptists Think "Green"

A group of Southern Baptist leaders says the denomination hasn't done enough on environmental issues and has a biblical duty to stop global warming.

A declaration signed by the president of the Southern Baptist Convention among others is being released today. It shows a growing
urgency about climate change even within groups that once dismissed
claims of an overheating planet as a liberal ruse.

Among those backing the effort is Danny Akin, the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. Presidents at Union University in Tennessee and Samford University's Beeson Divinity School in Alabama are also supporting the effort.

The signers of "A Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change" acknowledged that not all Christians accept the science behind global warming. They said they don't expect fellow believers to back solutions that would violate Scripture, such as advocating population control through abortion.


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