What Would Dr. King Do About Climate Change?
Faith leaders reframe climate change as moral issue
Marion Renault, January 16, 2017 (Columbus Dispatch)
"…[Would Martin Luther King have joined the fight against climate change? Faith-based] advocacy has emerged as a powerful tool in the environmental movement. By reframing climate change and sustainability as moral issues, [priests, pastors, ministers, imams, and rabbis] hope to advance environmentalism by elevating it above the political fray…Presenting climate change as a [moral and] spiritual issue could be a successful strategy for attracting religious folks to environmental causes…[E]xploitation of natural resources severely affects the world’s poorest populations and violates divine dictates on how people should treat the planet.. [As leaders of intimate community spaces, religious officials’ thinking about the human-rights implications of climate change might well have appealed to Dr. King]…” click here for more