'One Voice' Needed on Climate Change

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'One Voice' Needed on Climate Change


Porto Alegre, Brazil

(ENI)--The top official of the World Council of Churches says climate change represents one of humanity's most dire threats and he has appealed to denominations around the world to speak with one voice to alert political leaders to tackle the 1ssue.

"Just as atomic weapons changed the very way we thought about life, so too the potential of major climatic changes put life as we know it in danger" said Rev. Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, in his report presented to the ninth assembly of the church grouping held here.

"This is not an issue for the future: severe consequences are already being experienced by millions of people," said Mr. Kobia. "We can prevent catastrophic climate change if we find effective ways of combining the voice of the churches with others who can make a difference. We must call on all Christian churches to speak to the world with one voice on addressing the threat of climate change. …

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