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Climate change: the moral challenge of our time

Climate change: the moral challenge of our time

Every time we say the Lord's Prayer, we are reminded of our duty to strive for a reality "on Earth as it is in Heaven." This imperative was echoed in Pope Francis' recently published encyclical, one of the highest forms of teaching in the Roman Catholic Church. The Central Maryland Ecumenical Council's Ecumenical Leaders Group, representing the six Christian denominations in Maryland, will work to answer the Pope's call to action here in Maryland. In the encyclical, Pope Francis states "Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years." Like all people everywhere, we live from and rely on the health and...