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Christians Giving Up Carbon For Lent

Can reducing your carbon footprint be a spiritual quest? Catholics and Protestants join in observing a six-week carbon fast.

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It would be easy to dismiss climate awareness actions like the Carbon Fast as “silly religion stuff,” says Laushkin. “But spirituality at large is increasingly grappling with this. A large spectrum of folks are grappling with this question. For Christians, this relates to our faith. We develop a keen awareness for how [climate stewardship and faithfulness], that are separate in our mind, are connected in God’s mind.”


Catherine Woodiwiss is a Special Assistant with the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress.

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