It’s been ten years since Al Gore first told the world the “Inconvenient Truth,” about what’s happening to God’s Earth. People of faith took note of the issue and over the years, aided in spreading the inconvenient reality. Even with many people of faith supporting climate initiatives and helping to raise awareness, climate change continues to make its mark on the planet. This is why Al Gore saw fit to create “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
Here are five reasons your congregation should screen Al Gore’s new film together.
It Tells the Truth
Truth is an important concept in all three monotheistic faiths and also in other belief systems. In the Holy Bible and the Tanakh, truth is referred to as a source of light - to guide one's path to righteousness. In the Holy Quran, truth is where a person's duty lies. As changing climate patterns continue to impact the world, it is important that the truth rings loudly throughout the land.
-O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and be with the truthful. Holy Quran 9:119-
It is More Convenient Than it is Not
Even though God gives second chances and sends signs along the way, when it comes to action - timing is everything. Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” comes just after President Trump pulled away from the Paris Climate Agreement. This decision has left the country with no clear climate policy to keep American companies and citizens from inflicting further harm to God's creation.
It Can Give Faith to Those Who Doubt
Since climate change was first introduced as a threat to the world, some people of faith have been skeptical. Sometimes convincing people is a matter of introducing the truth in a more direct way. In a recent faith conference, Al Gore stated that conviction is a powerful tool for convincing those who doubt climate change.
“The way to convert deniers is to convict them.” - Al Gore
It Can Awaken One’s Call to Lead
Being a climate leader is much like being a faith leader. It’s something a person is called to do based on his or her commitment to a truth or to a cause. Visuals of climate impacts could steer people toward a new found leadership.
“People are waking up to the reality of this crisis and starting to respond in greater numbers.” - Al Gore
It Will Invite Fellowship
Fellowshiping is a basic part of human nature and a core activity for people of faith. There is strength in numbers and more people are needed to create solutions to climate change.
Al Gore’s film, “Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” is now playing in theaters throughout the United States.
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