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Beginning with the Word

Katharine K. Wilkinson

in Between God and Green

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895885
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895885.003.0002
Beginning with the Word

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This chapter focuses on the Evangelical Climate Initiative (ECI) and its document, “Call to Action.” Evangelical climate advocates share a distinct point of view on climate change, one that the ECI's seminal “Call to Action” illustrates. A manifesto for action on the issue, the twelve-page statement weaves science, theology, ethics, and policy to define the problem, touching on its anthropogenic causes, global consequences, normative dimensions, and appropriate responses. It is the key specimen for probing how climate care leaders construct the idea of climate change and what should be done to address it. The “Call to Action” also provides fruitful fodder for understanding the ECI's intrinsic link between language and advocacy.

Keywords: evangelicals; climate change; evangelical climate initiative; call to action; manifesto

Chapter.  6777 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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