Boston Globe: Climate Change and Faith Communities

in Media, News
June 22nd, 2015

On June 18, STH MDiv student Mariama White-Hammond and Ray Hammond published an opinion-editorial in the Boston Globe, calling on faith communities to practice what they preach when it comes to climate change.

“Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical, Laudato Si, speaks to all of us,” White-Hammond and Hammond wrote. “Even if you don’t share the Pope’s Roman Catholic faith, you can still say a hearty ‘Amen’ to his description of climate change as a moral and existential crisis that challenges all of us to act.”

They called on faith communities to lead the way by reducing their energy use, adjusting thermostats, and building LEED-certified facilities: “We do indeed face a crisis, and during crises faith communities, at their best, can come together across faith, race, and class lines to work for social change.” 

Read the column at BostonGlobe.com.