IPL leaders visit the Gulf; the religious response

This week, national Interfaith Power and Light leaders the Rev. Sally Bingham and Susan Stephenson visited the devastation on the Louisiana coast from the BP oil spill. Also on the trip were Jim Wallis of Sojourners, David Saperstein of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, Sayyid Syeed of the Islamic Society of North America, Rev. Gerald Durley of Providence Baptist in Atlanta (and The Regeneration Project board member), among others.

Below is a sampling of some of the press coverage:

CNN Video: Is God Testing us with Oil Spill?

Susan writes: “The takeaway message for me was that people there are really afraid that the rest of the country doesn’t care or will forget about this disaster after it’s out of the media spotlight. Also, everyone asked for prayers. We will be working with the iphone 6 plus replacement screen rest of the delegation to craft a “call to action” to faith groups around the country to support the relief effort and the long term restoration effort that will be needed. We are working with local advocates to include specific ways people can engage.”

CNN Religion Blog: An armada of faith leaders tours the Gulf spill zone

Austin Statesman: A moral epiphany: Faith leaders tour the Gulf, call for change

The Huffington Post: Testifying in the Gulf (Photos)

NOLA.com: BP’s Gulf oil spill is a sin, visiting clergy say after touring the coast

The Huffington Post: Faith Leaders Call BP Spill A ‘Sin Against Creation’

The Boston Herald: Green religion movement hopes spill wins converts

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