Clergy lobby Congress to combat global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clergy belonging to a group called Interfaith Moral Action on Climate are urging Congress to enact legislation to combat global warming.

Native American, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Bahai, Jewish and Christian activists held a march, worship service and rally Tuesday before heading to Capitol Hill to lobby their elected representatives.

The Rev. Caroll Baltimore, president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, said he's convinced humans cause global warming and can work together to stop it if they're good stewards of God's Earth.

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb of Washington D.C. said Congress should enact policies that discourage dependence on fossil fuels. He said, "The light of God is enough to power the Earth many times over our current needs if we only harness it wisely."

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303-w-32-(Steve Coleman, AP religion editor, with Hip Hop Choir, Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, and Gwich'in Indian leader Sarah James)--Clergy belonging to a group called Interfaith Moral Action on Climate are urging Congress to take action to combat global warming. AP Religion Editor Steve Coleman reports. (24 Apr 2012)

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305-a-12-(Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation of Washington DC, speaking at rally)-"harness it wisely"-Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation of Washington DC, says the world needs to stop burning fossil fuels. (24 Apr 2012)

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304-a-10-(Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation of Washington DC, speaking at rally)-"our power supplies"-Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation of Washington DC, says people from many faiths are urging Congress to combat global warming. (24 Apr 2012)

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306-a-16-(The Rev. Caroll Baltimore, president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, speaking at rally)-"of the Earth"-The Rev. Caroll Baltimore, president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, says humans are to blame for global warming. (24 Apr 2012)

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307-r-27-(Hip Hop Choir, performing at rally)--Sound of Hip Hop Choir, performing at Capitol Hill rally against global warming. (24 Apr 2012)

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308-r-20-(Sarah James, Gwich'in Indian leader from Arctic Village, Alaska, performing at rally)--Sound of Sarah James, a Gwich'in Indian leader from Arctic Village, Alaska, performing a chant she calls "Sacred Place Where Life Begins." (24 Apr 2012)

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