Chuck Colson

Only if the three billion people living on less than three dollars a day are able to be assured of their economic well-being can they then think about their responsibility to the rest of creation. Talking about the ?Christian joy and responsibility of caring for Christ?s creation? without placing human well-being at the heart of the equation is pointless.

Come April 24 when many of our thoughts turn toward creatures that cannot speak, let?s remember those who can speak, but whose voices are seldom heard in the West?s environmental debates.

For further reading and information:

Today?s BreakPoint offer: The ?BreakPoint? CD titled ?Caring for Creation? addresses pressing environmental concerns, like global warming and ?sustainable development,? and what Christians should do to care for creation, and what the law should address regarding the environment. To reserve a copy ($20 suggested donation), call 1-877-322-5527.

Learn more about ?Creation Sunday.?

Michael Novak, ?Blue Is True: What the Color of Environmentalism Should Be,? National Review, 10 March 2003.

?Africa: Climate change becoming a matter of life and death,? IRIN News, 4 April 2005.

Andrew C. Revkin, ?Report Tallies Hidden Costs of Human Assault on Nature,? New York Times, 5 April 2005. (When archived, article costs $2.95 to retrieve.)

Mark Clayton, ?Eco-firms see growing profits,? Christian Science Monitor, 7 April 2005.

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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