I must notice that I not American so phrase “separation of church and state” don’t have for me the same meaning as in USA, so some part of these text can be quite strange to anyone from United States. To the point. While all constantly hear about need for these separation I also hear about Christians need to “fight for climate” and no one protests that various religious figures act on behalf of it.
This don’t add to me, since climate policy is most often backed by state: by various laws, governmental agencies, states money and so on. And religious figures meet on various events with top world politicians and proclaim religious significance of these very secular action. I mean, if such thigh ties between religious leaders and politicians was make on many, many different issues, they would be probably denounced as breaking separation of church and state and here is only silence.
Maybe someone of you, much better versed in action for climate can tell me what is the reason for these peculiar situation?
One answer is that since climate affect us all, such cooperation of church and state is necessary. This is extremely unsatisfying answer, since salvation is also thing that “affect” every human and today who would say that it need cooperation of church and state. That climate is easier to see by “naked eye” than salvation, to my as Christian (bad one) is also unacceptable answer.
As a side not. I often state that I’m not American and these is probably boring to you now. I do it, because I really thing different that all Americans that I know, because I grew up in different culture and because of that we often can’t understand each other. We use the same words, but they mean different things to us.