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Barack Obama on Stewardship of the Environment at the Compassion Forum

April 13, 2008

One of the things I draw from the Genesis story is the importance of us being good stewards of the land, of this incredible gift... And where I think potentially religious faith and the science of global warming converge is precisely because it's going to be hard to deal with. We have to find resources in ourselves that allow us to make those sacrifices where we say, you know what? We're not going to leave it to the next generation. We're not going to wait. And having faith, believing that this planet and this world extends beyond us, it's not just here for us, but it's here for, you know, more generations to come. I think religion can actually bolster our desire to make those sacrifices now.

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