Evangelical leaders rally to fight global warming

Following its adoption of an environmental platform in October, the National Association of Evangelicals, an umbrella group of 51 denominations, has scheduled two meetings in the Washington, D.C., area to focus on global warming. To be attended by influential religious leaders, scientists, politicians, and members of international aid agencies, the meetings will highlight the relationship between climate change and the ideals of Christian stewardship. The group may release a statement throwing its powerful political backing behind efforts to curb global warming, and discussions on the topic are expected to draw major political figures including Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) and members of the Bush administration. “Support from the evangelical and broader religious community can really move some people in Congress who feel some sense of moral responsibility but haven’t quite settled on an exact policy response yet,” Lieberman said. “This could be pivotal.”