Religion and the Forests, a new publication by the California-based Religious Campaign for Forest Conservation, illustrates the trend of religious groups going green. In the first edition of the magazine, personal essays and biblical references show the relationship between forest conservation and moral responsibility. The publication aims to end all commercial logging on public forests.
Fred Krueger says that the non-economic values of forests have been
largely ignored by a utilitarian, consumer-driven
"Something of the creator is in the
creation," Krueger says. "Something in the land deserves respect."
He says that, historically, no major movement in
America has succeeded without religious support, including
abolition, civil rights and women's rights. "When (abolition) hit
the pulpits of this country, that's when it caught fire," Krueger
says. "The forest issue is catching fire now."
The publication costs $4 per issue, plus an
additional dollar for shipping and handling. To order, send money
to 409 Mendocino Avenue, Suite A, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. For more
information, visit www.creationethics.org, or e-mail Krueger at