Washington D.C., Sep 25, 2017 / 16:01 pm
The United States should create a commission to combat the harms of climate change and promote human dignity as a whole, the U.S. bishops said in a letter to Congress.
"The Church calls for courageous actions and strategies aimed at promoting an integral ecology that considers together the protection of nature, the need for equitable economic development and the promotion of human dignity, especially that of the poor," the chairmen of two bishops' conference committees said in a Sept. 15 letter to Congress.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops backed the Climate Solutions Commission Act of 2017, which would establish a bipartisan National Climate Solutions Commission. The bill, H.R. 2326, was introduced by U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus.
"This bill has the potential to inspire positive and concrete solutions towards protecting our common home," said the bishops' letter.