Lutheran body, World Council of Churches: ‘deep dismay’ at US withdrawal from Paris accord
June 06, 2017
The World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation, and ecumenical ACT Alliance have expressed “deep dismay” at President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
“This is a tragedy, missing an opportunity to show real, accountable leadership for the future of humanity and our common home,” said Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches. “This is a decision that is not morally sustainable—and not economically sustainable either. The struggle for climate justice has to continue.”
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Jun. 06, 2017 10:07 AM ET USA
President Trump v. clearly explained and justified his position. World Council of Churches would do better fighting the sins of abortions, euthanasia, lack of religious freedom, moral decay of popular culture, and the evil of Islamic terrorism that specifically targets Christians and anything related to Christianity. But instead, they chose to fight the current US President who appears to have greater moral authority than all those politicized religious "leaders" combined. This is truly ironic.