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IRD President Testifies Before Senate 'Religious Organizations' Views on Global Warming

Contact: Loralei Coyle, 202-682-4131, 202-905-6852 cell, lcoyle@ird-renew.org; Radio Interviews: Jeff Walton, jwalton@ird-renew.org; both with The Institute on Religion and Democracy


WASHINGTON, June 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Thursday, June 7, IRD President James Tonkowich will testify before The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The full committee hearing is on "An Examination of the Views of Religious Organizations Regarding Global Warming."


Religious leaders across denominational lines are continually faced with the public debate on global warming within their church communities. Creation care versus zero population growth versus Evangelical Climate Initiative are all ongoing debates that are affecting the Christian community. Religious leaders have been invited to participate in a hearing addressing this debate that rages on in the church pews.


Event Details ---


When: Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m.


Who: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee; IRD President, James Tonkowich testifies


What: "An Examination of the Views of Religious Organizations Regarding Global Warming"


Senate Majority Committee Members:

Barbara Boxer (Chairman)

Max Baucus

Joseph I. Lieberman

Thomas R. Carper

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Frank R. Lautenberg

Benjamin L. Cardin

Bernard Sanders

Amy Klobuchar

Sheldon Whitehouse

Senate Minority Committee Members

James M. Inhofe

John Warner

George V. Voinovich

Johnny Isakson

David Vitter

Lamar Alexander

Larry E. Craig

Craig Thomas

Christopher S. Bond


Where: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC