Interesting. I interviewed famed biologist E.O. Wilson, who talked about the need for scientists to reach out to religious leaders, to ask them to lend their moral credibility to the fight against biodiversity loss and other environmental ills. And I interviewed evangelical mega-church pastor Joel Hunter, who talked about the need to reach out to scientists, to ask them to educate religious leaders so they can bring a credible message on the environment to their congregants.

Well, it seems they’ve been talking to each other as well. From a new press release:

Leading Evangelicals, Scientists to Launch Environmental Collaboration

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Leaders of the evangelical and scientific communities will announce an unprecedented joint effort to protect the global environment and advance policies that address some of the most pressing threats to our planet, including global warming, habitat destruction, pollution, and species extinctions. Spearheaded by the National Association of Evangelicals and scientists at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, the newly-formed collaboration is 28-members strong and growing.

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Wilson and Hunter are both on the list.

The group plans to hold a press conference and release a statement next Wed. Stay tuned.