CWS Statement on “Energy Independence” Executive Order

March 28, 2017

CWS is deeply disturbed by the new Executive Order signed today by President Trump, which effectively dismantles work painstakingly undertaken over many decades to protect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. By cutting back programs specifically designed to reduce carbon emissions, further damage — potentially irreparable — will be done to God’s Earth; this in turn, will place hundreds of thousands more of already at-risk communities in harm’s way.

As a faith based organization on the front lines of responding to climate change in many countries around the world, including the United States,  CWS is painfully aware of the additional burdens that these policies will cause. Climate change is an incontrovertible reality that communities on a daily basis are courageously facing as they struggle with lost livelihoods, lost arable lands and crops, lost water sources, more natural disasters, greater displacement and growing hunger. CWS will not shirk its responsibility to build a world with enough for all.   We call on the U.S. Administration and Congress to also follow deeply held American values, and do the same.

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