Moyers on America: Is God Green?

October 11, 2006

A new holy war is growing within the conservative evangelical community, with implications for both the global environment and American politics. For years liberal Christians and others have made protection of the environment a moral commitment. Now a number of conservative evangelicals are joining the fight, arguing that man’s stewardship of the planet is a biblical imperative and calling for action to stop global warming.

But they are being met head-on by opposition from their traditional evangelical brethren who adamantly support the Bush administration in downplaying the threat of global warming and other environmental perils. The political stakes are high: three out of every four white evangelical voters chose George W. Bush in 2004. “Is God Green?” explores how a serious split among conservative evangelicals over the environment and global warming could reshape American politics.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gretchen-Fidler/100000394071372 Gretchen Fidler

    Christians Environmental Alliance to help restore the mountains of WV, hopefully this will grow!

  • Anonymous

    Stewardship has always been required of Christians. Unfortunately we aren’t taught what that is!

  • Skip Moreland

    Having read the bible, it called upon the jewish people to be stewards of the land. A steward was traditionally to protect what was under his care. To make sure that the next generation would have that land in good condition for them to use. Not for the land to be mistreated and lessened in quality.