‘Within minutes I was weeping’: the US pastor using scripture to mobilize climate action

Religious leaders, who know how to relate to communities on an emotional level, may be best positioned to convince people to support climate activism, experts sayThe Rev Scott Hardin-Nieri regularly revisits the story of Noah’s ark. “People look at that story fondly, because they focus on all the animals that were saved,” the pastor says. But for Hardin-Nieri, Noah’s ark isn’t a simple story of hope; it is principally a story about human suffering amongst widespread ecological devastation. “We forget how many people were killed in this apocalyptic world where the environment was ruined,” he says. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/20/the-rev-scott-hardin-nieri-north-carolina-climate-action

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