Patriarch Bartholomew meets with Archbishop Welby and endorses UN's climate change agenda

  Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby

Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby

Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and Anglican Archbishop Welby have spoken out in favor of the climate change agenda that Pope Francis and the United Nations have also been promoting:

November 6, 2014

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, considered to be “the first among equals” among Orthodox patriarchs, met this week with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

At Lambeth Palace they prayed and talked privately on issues such as the refugee crisis and persecution of Christians in the Middle East and later joined Anglican and other faith leaders in addressing climate change.

Bartholomew said that protecting the planet for Christians is a “sacred task and a common vocation,” when he spoke on Nov. 3 at Lambeth Palace in London. “Global warming is a moral crisis and a moral challenge.”

“Basic human rights such as access to water, clean air and sufficient food should be available to everyone without distinction or discrimination.

“We are convinced that we cannot separate our concern for human dignity, human rights or social justice from the concern for ecological preservation and sustainability.” …

The Church of England has exhorted its faithful set aside one day each month to fast and pray for the planet in its commitment to creating environmental awareness.  http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/climate-change-action-needs-both-science-and-faith-says-ecumenical-patriarch-35518

The Ecumenical Patriarch His All Holiness Bartholomew has called for urgent action for climate justice ahead of the UN summit on climate change in Paris in December. …

The Archbishop went on to say: “We are only too aware through our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Communion of how climate change is already affecting often the poorest around the world – those who demand the least of resources and yet find those increasingly hard to attract.”

The Ecumenical Patriarch, said: “Basic human rights such as access to water, clean air and sufficient food should be available to everyone without distinction or discrimination. We are convinced that we cannot separate our concern for human dignity, human rights or social justice from the concern for ecological preservation and sustainability.”https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2015/11/ecumenical-patriarch-calls-for-urgent-action-on-the-environment.aspx

The climate change agenda that they are endorsing is basically the same one that is in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si as well as the same one adopted by the United Nations several weeks ago called theNew Universal Agenda, also called (by me) the New Catholic Agenda (as catholic means universal).  The Vatican’s Pope Francis was the keynote speaker at the UN the day that the New Universal Agendawas adopted...

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