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Praying for the climate's sake

By Juliet Eilperin

Some people celebrated Valentine's Day this weekend dining with a loved one, or handing over chocolates. But for religious leaders in at least 400 congregations, they spent it preaching about climate change.

Interfaith Power & Light held a V-Day's preach-in this weekend, in which members from different faiths displayed their "love for creation" by chatting about global warming in their sermons.

The Rev. Sally G. Bingham, for example, delivered a speech Sunday at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in which she asked parishioners, " Make this Valentine's Day the beginning of addressing climate change as an act of faith and do all that you can to lower your own carbon emissions."

Lawmakers like Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) are hoping religious leaders will help sway some of her more recalcitrant colleagues into backing legislation capping carbon emissions, which is currently stalled.

She can always pray.

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Juliet Eilperin

 |  February 13, 2010; 4:51 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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