Christian leaders call on candidates to address climate change, inequality

WASHINGTON (RNS) A coalition of Christian leaders issued a statement Tuesday (Aug. 4) calling on presidential candidates to address climate change and economic inequality, in preparation for the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday.

More than 70 evangelical, Protestant and Catholic leaders signed the statement, organized by the group Faith in Public Life, which advocates for the representation of faith communities in politics. Signers include Dan Misleh, executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant; Jim Winkler, president of the National Council of Churches; and the Rev. Richard Cizik, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good.

It would be really great if they and the Dems could make it a non-issue by everyone being for mitigating climate change.

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