Lilmar Taylor-Williams, 63 of Wilminton, NC and an educational outreach volunteer for sea turtles, prays for Honey, a Loggerhead sea turtle, as he is released back into the ocean June 2, 2004 in Topsail Beach, North Carolina. (Sara Davis/Getty Images)
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Environmentalism is increasingly becoming a moral and religious cause. Many religions argue that humans must protect the earth because God gave it to us. How does this mindset fit into the larger debate about the environment and does it cross political divides?
Richard Cizik, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, will join The Daily Circuit Thursday to talk about the connection between religion and protecting the environment.
"I would say that this newfound passion, this concern for 'creation care' as we call it, comes straight from God and the Holy Spirit who is regenerating people's hearts to realize the imperative of the scriptures to care for God's world in new ways," Cizik told The Great Warming.
Lisa Sharon Harper, director of mobilizing at Sojourners, will also join the discussion.
"The size of the guest-worker program is designed to adjust automatically in response to changing U.S. labor needs, growing in good years when the economy needs more foreign workers and shrinking when more Americans are out of work."
After we taped the Friday Roundtable, I asked the panelists what we should pick up at the farmer’s market this weekend. Stephanie Meyer recommends morels. Amy Thielen says to buy dandelion greens if you can find them. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s a fan of rhubarb: Here’s what you can do with rhubarb. I like to cook…