15,000 Catholics Petition President Trump on Climate Change

15,000 Catholics have signed a petition to President Trump asking that his administration honor the Paris Agreement, contribute to the Green Climate Fund, and implement the Clean Power Plan. The petition is being advertised today in The Hill and CRUX.

Following publication of the petition to President Trump, Catholic Climate Covenant Executive Director Dan Misleh said, “People of faith and goodwill recognize that climate change destroys human life, injures human dignity, and undermines human security – especially of the poor and vulnerable. Support for the Paris Agreement, Green Climate Fund, and Clean Power Plan are three important ways that the United States can respond to ‘both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor,’ as Pope Francis calls us to in his encyclical Laudato Si’ (no. 49).”

Publication of the petition comes three weeks after the Catholic Climate Covenant released a letter signed by 125 Catholic leaders in support of the Clean Power Plan. Signatories to that letter included college and university presidents, women and men religious, theologians, and Catholic non-profit directors.

 

See more – Catholics Petition Trump.

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