As Easter approaches, and Christians around the world contemplate the meaning and significance of Jesus Christ's crucifixion, the Episcopal Church has offered up some of its own wisdom on the issue this Lenten season.
The Daily Caller reports:
While Christians worldwide meditate upon the crucifixion of their savior this Good Friday, the Episcopal Church has suggested that the faithful also reflect upon whether they’re doing their part to reduce C02 emissions.
Two of the world’s holiest religious holidays are set to fall on April 22 this year — Good Friday for Christians and Earth Day for environmentalists — and some religious leaders are preparing their flocks to celebrate both.
Apropos of that, the Episcopal Church’s office of Economic and Environmental Affairs issued the following statement:
This year Earth Day falls within Holy Week, specifically on Good Friday, a profound coincidence...To fully honor Earth Day, we need to reclaim the theology that knows Earth is ‘very good,’ is holy. When we fully recognize that, our actions just may begin to create a more sustainable, compassionate economy and way of life....
On Good Friday, the day we mark the crucifixion of Christ, God in the flesh, might we suggest that when Earth is degraded, when species go extinct, that another part of God’s body experiences yet another sort of crucifixion — that another way of seeing and experiencing God is diminished?
Reason 3,405,309 why religion and politics do not mix.
Via Daily Caller.