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Is God Green?

Films & Talks: Is God Green?

On 2 June 2012, in Andy Le May, Blogs, Events, Films & Talks, News, by Andrew Bennett
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Showing 20 June 2012, 18h00 for 18h30 @ Hubspace

A few years ago the Rev. Tri Robinson did an odd thing. Mr. Robinson, a politically conservative Idaho rancher and pastor of the Vineyard Boise Church, took his place at the pulpit, opened his mouth and told his evangelical Christian congregation that it was time to do something about the environment.  “Our truth is that God created the world,” Mr. Robinson tells Bill Moyers on “Is God Green?” “He commissioned us to take care of it. And that’s that.”

This intriguing one-hour documentary will not make evangelical celebrities like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell happy. (Toward the end of the hour, Mr. Robertson is seen telling his audience that “some of the evangelicals are being used by the radical left to further their agenda.”)

Actually, Richard Cizik, a vice president of the National Association of Evangelists, saw the light (so to speak) at a 2002 conference of scientists and religious leaders in Oxford, England. Mr. Cizik (pronounced SIGH-zik), who lives in Virginia, was impressed by Sir John Houghton, a British scientist and fellow evangelical. He told Mr. Moyers that the laws of science “are God’s laws, because they’re the way he runs the universe.”

A lot of American evangelical Christians agree wholeheartedly and are making special efforts to become involved in environmental causes. They call what they’re doing “creation care.

The full NYT article

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MOYERS ON AMERICA: IS GOD GREEN?

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Logistics

The film is showing at Hubspace, Unit 102, Old Castle Brewery Building, 6 Beach Road, Woodstock.  We will be starting the film at 18:30 so please come around 18:00 for drinks and networking.

There are not always sponsors to cover costs of snacks and drinks so please bring a little cash along to support :-)

Awareness Films and Talks

This group is here to share lots of great information and ideas about how to change our world for the better.  We examine and discuss social and environmental challenges and solutions that affect all the creatures who share this planet.  The format is to have a guest film and/or speaker and interactive discussion mixed with food and drink.  Just the sort of creative mind candy we need to drive positive action.

This forum is open to anyone to contribute, share and (electrically) drive change.

 

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