These Clergy Are Bridging the Gap Between Religion and Climate
By James Bruggers
Inside Climate News
June 27, 2022
In an effort launched last year, a Rabbi and a Protestant minister offer clergy suggestions for how to engage their congregations in helping to solve the climate crisis.
A rabbi in Jerusalem and a seminary professor in Kentucky are finding a way to help solve the global climate crisis: through the hearts and minds of the faithful, one congregation at a time.
Rabbi Yonatan Neril, founder and director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, and the Rev. Leah Schade, a professor at the Lexington Theological Seminary, are among a growing number of religious leaders who are working to bridge the gap between faith and climate. Their joint effort, launched last year, offers clergy across the United States advice and recommendations in theologically-based tip sheets written by Schade, an expert at helping clergy bridge political divides in their congregations.