A Moral Call

Call to Conscience on Climate Change

To solve the problem of climate change, Congress must first acknowledge its existence and the human contribution to it. FCNL is helping legislators have candid, confidential conversations to find bipartisan leaders. Talking to members of Congress about climate change from a faith and moral perspective is a practical, political strategy to establish common ground.

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Bipartisan Climate Legislation Supported by FCNL

While there is no comprehensive bipartisan climate change bill at this time, there are several bipartisan bills that have already been introduced in this Congress that make significant progress towards reducing emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Read about the bills here.

FCNL Praises House Climate Change Resolution

FCNL hails the resolution introduced by Rep. Chris Gibson (NY-19) and ten other Republicans as the beginning of a new and more constructive spirit and dialogue in Congress about solutions to climate change.

Read the press release here.

34 National Faith Leaders Support Congressional Dialogue on Climate Change

Leaders of 34 National Faith Communities around the United States sent a letter to Congress today in support of a resolution introduced by 11 Republican members that commits Congress to studying and addressing climate change, including human activities that have an impact.

Read the press release here.

A Moral Call to Action on Climate

With his encyclical on climate, the Pope stands with a long tradition of faiths speaking out for care of Creation. The moral perspective of the encyclical and other faith statements is an essential component to changing the conversation on climate.

Facing the Challenge of Climate Change: A Shared Statement by Quaker Groups

As Quakers, we are called to work for the peaceable Kingdom of God on the whole Earth, in right sharing with all peoples. We recognize a moral duty to cherish Creation for future generations.

Read the shared statement here.

Faith Groups Speak Out on the Environment

Religious groups and faith-based organizations the world all over are in agreement: climate disruption requires immediate action. Climate disruption disproportionately affects the poor and disenfranchised, but it also goes against the ideals of stewardship and of leaving the Earth for generations to come.

Read what these groups are saying about the environment.

FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy

"We declare that humankind must respect the ecological integrity and the sacredness of the natural world. All on this earth are interdependent, and we are strongly mindful of the call to be wise stewards of what God has provided. Friends’ testimonies have deep relevance to the global environmental crises we see unfolding around us."

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