Warnock Brings a History of Black Faith Leaders’ Environmental Activism

“Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. one preached and Warnock is senior pastor, has been a leader in embracing climate action.”

“Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  served as pastor and his funeral was held, has been a leader in a growing movement among American Black churches to embrace environmental activism.

The current pastor, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, is making climate change and environmental justice part of his campaign against  Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican and former business executive.

Loeffler is trying to hold onto the seat that Gov. Brian Kemp appointed her to a year ago. The Jan. 5 runoff is one of two closely contested races in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate and, potentially, the direction of climate policy in the United States. “

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News December 31, 2020.