Istanbul declaration on climate change
“The Islamic Climate Change Declaration” urges Muslims the world over to recognize and take action against the threat of climate change.
“As the summer draws to a close and children go back to or away to school for the first time and begin again a new academic year and ecclesiastical year, let us, being reminded by the pointers to Christ as mentioned by Saint Ephrem, take a moment to turn to the one needful thing in praise, worship and thanksgiving for the creation and all the blessings bestowed upon us by our merciful Creator,” Metropolitan Tikhon concludes. “It is my prayer that the parishes, Sunday Schools, Youth Groups and other organizations of the Orthodox Church in America will take up this time around September 1 to celebrate the Day of Prayer for the Creation.”
Pope Francis Holds Virtual Audience With Americans in ABC News Event Ahead of US Visit
Lauren Effron, ABC News
Pope Francis participated in a virtual audience today with Americans from around the country during an event hosted exclusively with ABC News.
Atheist Bill Maher Asks Catholic Rick Santorum: ‘How Am I on the Pope’s Side and You’re Not?’
Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post
Santorum answered Maher’s question by insisting that he does love the pope, and suggested that through his climate change speeches Francis is trying to “break down some barriers” and open up a conversation on the topic with people who might disagree with him on other issues.
Halle Berry, Catholic bishops voice support for California climate bills
Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
California Democrats are calling on supporters in Hollywood and the Catholic Church as they push for climate change bills in the final two weeks of the legislative session.