THREE rabbis are among 16 diverse Australian religious leaders who have signed an open letter calling for bipartisan support of a carbon price.
The letter, which has been organised by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), also calls for the winding back of coal exports and for more investment in clean, renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“We urge all Australians to give this moral issue the attention it demands,” it reads. “Our world is a blessing, a gift, and a responsibility. We must act now if we are to protect this sacred trust.”
Among the signatories are Emanuel Synagogue senior Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins, Rabbinic Council of Progressive Rabbis chairperson Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky and The Great Synagogue senior Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence.
Speaking alongside other religious leaders at a press conference held at the Pitt St Uniting Church in Sydney last Thursday, Rabbi Kamins said Australians needed to take responsibility for the impact we’re having on the planet.
“That means not only stopping coal exports, but also coal mining over a period of time, and retraining people in those fields for other jobs in renewable resources,” he said.
“This has to be a thought-out societal approach, but to pretend that the problems are too hard or can’t be dealt with now will mean that they can’t ever be dealt with.”
He said religious leaders had a responsibility in their teachings and sermons to raise awareness of the issue.
NOTE: The Jewish controlled United Nations spawned the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), and therefore “Climate Change” is a Jew agenda… This article goes to show that the lying Jewish propaganda has worked wonders in getting other religions to support their bullshit!
(I grabbed this pic from John Friends blog; it sums things up rather well!)