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Read the transcript of "Is God Green?"
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"Is God Green?" goes to the Appalachian Mountains of
West Virginia, where mountaintop coal mining has local residents
bringing their faith to bear in their effort to stop widespread
pollution and environmental damage.
The Evangelical Vote
A brief look at the history and growth of the evangelical vote in the U.S.
Evangelicals and the Environment
Richard Cizik, National Association of Evangelicals
In 2002 a conference at Oxford University brought top scientists and religious leaders together for the first time.
The Evangelical Climate Initiative
In February 2006, a group of 86 respected evangelical Christian leaders from across the nation unveiled a campaign for environmental reform and put out a statement calling on all Christians to push for federal legislation that would reduce carbon dioxide emissions in an effort to stem global warming.
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Ken Cook on NOW WITH BILL MOYERS and TRADE SECRETS
Several years ago Bill Moyers became a guinea pig in a study on how toxins in the environment make it into the human blood stream. Researchers at two major laboratories tested for 210 industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals in the blood and urine of nine volunteers, including Bill Moyers. Scientists refer to this contamination as a person's body burden. The resulting report, documented in TRADE SECRETS, found that Bill Moyers has 85 industrial chemicals in his blood stream. Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group talked with Bill Moyers about environmental toxins on NOW in 2003.
"Endangered Species from NOW WITH BILL MOYERS
In 2003 NOW WITH BILL MOYERS documented a unique group in one of the country's most environmentally and economically challenged areas.
Explore faith and the environment:
"Is God Green?" focuses on the relationship between conservative evangelical Christians and environmental philosophies. Below, you'll find voices from other faiths.
Elder Shenandoah, Eel Clan Onandaga, from SPIRIT AND NATURE WITH BILL MOYERS
Professor Sallie McFague, Vanderbilt, University, from SPIRIT AND NATURE WITH BILL MOYERS
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Jewish Theological Seminary, from SPIRIT AND NATURE WITH BILL MOYERS
The Dalai Lama from SPIRIT AND NATURE WITH BILL MOYERS
WATCH ADDITIONAL INTERVIEWS:
Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries
Jan Markell is the founder and Director of Olive Tree Ministries, Inc. Her weekly radio program "Understanding the Times", formerly "Prophetic Views Behind the News" is heard in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area on AM980 KKMS.
Larry Schweiger of The National Wildlife Federation
Currently president of the National Wildlife Federation, Larry Schweiger has earned many awards for his efforts, including the Conservation Service Award from the Christian Environmental Association in September 1995.
Sir John Houghton on BILL MOYERS ON FAITH & REASON
A former professor of atmospheric physics at Oxford University, Sir John Houghton has devoted much of his career to researching the effects of global climate change and served as Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Scientific Assessment Committee. He is also a committed evangelical Christian and the author of DOES GOD PLAY DICE?: A LOOK AT THE STORY OF THE UNIVERSE (1988) and THE SEARCH FOR GOD: CAN SCIENCE HELP? (1995).
Zoologist David Suzuki
In 2003, Bill Moyers interviewed eminent scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki who says that the entire planet may be reaching its limit.