Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stewardship and faith

Slowly in some areas of thinking religion is coming closer to science. One are in particular is climate science. In some places there is the believe that these two can't be joined as there is a political bias related to the vision of powerful interests. So it is important to strengthen the links between scientific knowledge and religious organization. In this respect one organization that has been a trail blazer is The Au Sable Institute; Dr. Cal DeWitt who was the executive director for about 25 years is one of the initiators of the Christian environmental movement. Today Au Sable continues to be a hub for learning and collaboration on environmental issues. Following this link you can read an interview with environmentalist Bill McKibben: http://ausable.org/news_and_resources/blog/interview_bill_mckibben#.ULVZk-TWLSd who is today one of the leaders on the american environmental movement. In this interview McKibben talks about his view of faith related organizations and about his book: "The Comforting Whirlwind".