Caring for God’s Creation is Part of a Pro-Life Ethic

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by The Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox From the formation of a child's first tiny cell to life's final breath, all life has dignity and value because each and every one of us is made in the image of God. And that is why when we talk about being "pro-life," it's not just about a political issue. It's a world view...it's a life-view. It's a way of looking at each human life that transcends culture, class, race, age and opinion. --- The Dignity of Life by Focus on The Family My organization, … [Read more...]

This Republican Agrees with President Obama on Climate Change

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by The Rev. Mitch Hescox President Obama got it exactly right last night at the beginning of his State of the Union address when he said it is the hard-working citizens of our great nation that make the state of our Union strong, and that the United States is the best positioned country in the world to succeed in the 21st Century. This is in spite of divisions within our great nation that continue to hold us back from achieving our full potential. Social scientist Robert Putnam, of … [Read more...]

Fire On the Mountain

by Dr. Andy Bannister The path through the trees was narrow and overgrown, meandering its way through birch, oak and elm, climbing gently as it wound its way up from the valley. A few minutes walking brought me to the ancient moss-laden wall that surrounded the forest, from which a wooden gate led out on the hillside. From there the track quickly steepened as it wound sinuously up toward the mountaintop. I paused every so often to catch my breath, turning to watch the cloud shadows … [Read more...]

Evangelicals Praise Production Tax Credit Extension

At the urging of the President and with bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate, Congress extended the wind production tax credit. The extension gives another year for a policy which has contributed to the significant growth of the wind industry and over 75,000 American jobs. “Over the past few days the President and Congress came together to take bold steps to ensure that our kids really do matter when it comes to ensuring a clean energy future,” said Rev. Mitch Hescox, President & CEO … [Read more...]

If It’s Not Broke, Don’t Fix It

Why the Wind Power Tax Credit Needs to be Renewed by Rev. Mitch Hescox and Rev. Gabriel Salguero America doesn't retreat from history.  We make it - by investing in homegrown innovation that makes us a global leader and that fulfills our responsibilities to be good stewards of the earth.  That's why Congress, with overwhelming bi-partisan support, created the Wind Power Tax Credit (formally known as the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit).  This tax credit, which encourages the … [Read more...]

Les Miserables and Climate Change

by Alexei Laushkin “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at … [Read more...]

EEN Supports Extreme Weather Resiliency Act

As part of our soon to be released All American Plan for Protecting Our Children's Future, The Evangelical Environment Network strongly supports the THE STRONG ACT OF 2012: STRENGTHENING THE RESILIENCY OF OUR NATION ON THE GROUND introduced by Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy and the 2012 summer drought will only continue in frequency in coming years the cost of which will be disproportionate on … [Read more...]


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