Climate of Faith

Scientists can describe intensifying wildfires, droughts, disappearing glaciers, the extinction of species and rising sea levels. They can predict and model. But data points and scientific graphs don’t inspire people to change their behavior. That takes faith, says Lutheran lay theologian Larry Rasmussen. And love. Citing Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘On Care for Our Common Home,’ Rasmussen believes action within religious organizations is finally reaching critical mass.