Evangelical Covenant Church adds voice on care of environment

An urgency for change
Members of the Evangelical Covenant Church have added their voices to those of other evangelicals who have addressed the issue of environmental protection.

A “resolution on creation-care” was passed during the annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, last month of the small, Chicago-based evangelical denomination.

“There is an urgency for improvement and change in how we practice creation-care for the air we breathe, the oceans we fish, the land we cultivate, and the water we drink,” reads the statement, “so that we and the generations to come might live in sustainable and productive relationships with all of creation and fulfill our call to be good stewards.”

Adam Rohler, a pastor-delegate from a New York City congregation, proposed the statement on behalf of a small group called the Young Pietists, which he said promotes a “holistic biblical commitment to justice.”


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