05 Jun '11, 8pm

#Green: The New Color of Churches in North America

#Green: The New Color of Churches in North America

Green is becoming the color of places of worship. Churches in the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world are embracing environmental friendliness for a few reasons. Most practically, to cut costs on electricity, water and gas bills. At the same time, they are finding the spiritual in going green. Hunt Priest of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Washington State illustrated a crucial point in a New York Times article. Said Priest: “For a little while some people forgot this was a spiritual issue, and we’ve reclaimed it now. I think we got caught up in things like changing light bulbs and saving paper and having the power company come out and do an audit. All important, but for us it needs to be about how we live our lives as Christians now that we know more about what we’ve done to the environment.” A widely held belief among every major world religion is that we as humans ar...

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