Evangelical Christian pastors frame environmentalism in religious terms
For the past five years, Mitch Hescox has served as president and CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. For 18 years before that, he served as a local church pastor. And for 14 years before that, he worked in America’s coal industry.
Vocationally speaking, he’s undergone quite a transformation from designing equipment to grind coal for use in power plants to his current role raising awareness of faith-based environmental activism. But Hescox is much more concerned with the parts of himself that have stayed the same.
Hescox explained that the common thread throughout his life has been ;following Jesus’ commandment to care for the least of these; and sharing his faith with others. As his latest job title lets on, he currently lives out those principles by advocating for ;creation care,; or faith-centered efforts to care for the environment.
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