At Annual Conference this past week, we took some time on Tuesday afternoon, and again on Wednesday morning, to discuss resolutions on various social issues.
When the one titled “Resolution Regarding Global Climate Change” (page 124 at this link), I offered an amendment. Line 16 read “1. Join in covenant with people of faith to work together to halt global warming and….”
I suggested that we strike “of faith” and replace these two words with the word “everyone.” My rationale (which I gave after the amendment was seconded and I was asked, was that I don’t want only to work with people of faith on environmental matters, but I’ll work with anyone.
The motion carried easily. There was no debate.
So, the question arises, why would the makers of the resolution in the first place suggest that we only work with people of faith?
Are there things you will work for with people of faith, but you won’t work with others? I can’t think of anything I would want done that I wouldn’t be willing to work on with people of other faiths, or even no faith.