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EVANGELICALS URGE ACTION ON GLOBAL WARMING

Two Trinity students from Illinois, Esther Peters ’07 from Villa Park and Joshua VanStaalduinen ’09 from Oak Brook, were chosen to represent Illinois Evangelical Colleges at a November 16 meeting in Washington, D.C.

The two students, members of Trinity’s Creation Care Coalition, called the attention of lawmakers to issues of climate change and launched the Evangelical Youth Climate Initiative.

“The EYCI created a document urging action on God’s command to care for creation and the poor,” Peters said. “The lawmakers were greatly encouraged to hear from evangelical youth on these issues.”

The original document was signed by 86 Christian leaders including Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church, Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose-Driven Life,” and Trinity President Steven Timmermans.

While in Washington D.C., the Trinity students met with Illinois Senator Barack Obama and Tom Faletti, legislative director for Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.


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