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ATLANTA, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of influential members of the U.S. Southern Baptist Convention are criticizing their denomination for being "too timid" in confronting global warming.

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Evangelical group takes broad view

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 10 (UPI) -- The National Association of Evangelicals board, meeting this week in Minnesota, supported a broad agenda that includes environmental protection.

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A group of conservative Christians wrote to U.S. President George W. Bush seeking strict immigration policies from the White House.

U.S. churches petition for clean air

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. environmentalists have gained an ally in the fight for clean air with a petition among the 30 million-strong National Association of Evangelicals.

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Feature: Why Latinos turn Pentecostal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- In a stark living room of a Washington townhouse, 20 young Latinos, acting as if in a trance, loudly recite Scripture, punctuating each verse with "Gracias a Di

Faith: Church year begins with perplexity

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Richard Cizik

Richard Cizik was the Vice President for Governmental Affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and one of the most prominent Evangelical lobbyists in the United States. In his position with the NAE, Cizik's primary responsibilities were setting the organization's policy on issues and lobbying the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court. Cizik also served as NAE's national spokesman and edited a monthly magazine, NAE Washington Insight. Since 2003, Cizik has been active in a type of environmentalism he calls "creation care"; his stance on global warming has drawn both support and criticism from fellow Evangelicals.

In 2008, he and Nobel Prize winner Eric Chivian, as a team, were named one of the 100 most influential scientists and thinkers by Time. On December 11, 2008, Cizik gave his resignation from his position with NAE after a December 2 radio broadcast of NPR's Fresh Air in which he voiced support for same-sex civil unions. His comments and his resignation has generated both strong support and strong criticism within the evangelical Christian community.

Cizik graduated with a B.A. in political science from Whitworth College, received a M.A. in public affairs from the George Washington University School of Public & International Affairs, now called the Elliot School of International Affairs], and earned a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. In 2005, he was awarded the Ecclesiastical Degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causae, by The Methodist Episcopal Church USA.

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