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Takes issue with GreenFaith

GreenFaith is a political organization that is using faith to further this administration’s Green agenda and pass Cap and Trade legislation. GreenFaith promotes a video called “The Story of Stuff.” This video is shown to schoolchildren across the country and is a propaganda piece against our republic and the free enterprise system. The “Story of Stuff” has no place in schools, synagogues, and churches. GreenFaith has no place in synagogues and in the The Jewish Standard.

You can find the video “The Story of Stuff” on the GreenFaith Website:

http://greenfaith.org/media/press-releases/on-earth-day-greenfaith-and-the-story-of-stuff-project-release-curriculum-for-teens-that-links-consumption-and-faith

Then click on the word “here.”

For an in-depth critique on the “Story of Stuff” click on the link below:

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles /article/198/30932/

www.greenfaith.org

Rabbi Elyse Frishman, religious leader of The Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, responds:

Ms. Greenberg suggests that GreenFaith was designed to further political policies of the Obama administration. It would be helpful to know that GreenFaith was founded in 1992 with the mission “to inspire, educate and mobilize people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership.… [W]e believe that protecting the earth is a religious value, and that environmental stewardship is a moral responsibility.” (www.greenfaith.org/about/mission-and-areas-of-focus).

GreenFaith questions the environmental status quo. In Judaism, questioning is essential for understanding. Let us agree with Ms. Greenberg that one should not view, read, or consider any position without further investigation. Let us encourage thoughtful, non-inflammatory discussion on all topics that impact our environment and future, followed by deliberate and transformative action.

GreenFaith teaches regard for people, for nature. It protests self-centered living. What better place to market this than in the church, synagogue, and mosque?

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