Richard Cizik is the former Vice President for Governmental Affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and one of the most prominent Evangelical lobbyists in the United States. In his position with the NAE, Cizik's primary responsibilities were setting the organization's policy on issues and lobbying the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court. Cizik also served as NAE's national spokesman and edited a monthly magazine, NAE Washington Insight. Since 2003, Cizik has been active in a type of environmentalism he calls "creation care"; his stance on global warming has drawn both support and criticism from fellow Evangelicals.
In 2007, he and Nobel Prize winner Eric Chivian, as a team, were named one of the 100 most influential scientists and thinkers by Time. On December 11, 2008, Cizik gave his resignation from his position with NAE after a December 2 radio broadcast of NPR's Fresh Air in which he voiced support for same-sex civil unions. His comments and his resignation has generated both strong support and strong criticism within the evangelical Christian community.
Cizik would interview scientist and writer Edward O. Wilson about the future of the environment
Climate change is considered by some polls to be one of the top tier domestic issues in the 2008 election.
Although there are individual actions we must take to change the way we live, we cannot change the reality global warming without federal legislation.
Everything matters, and everything matters to God.
As a lifelong Republican, Richard Cizik believes the Republican party ought to pay attention to the science of climate change.
If you put corporate America first, then you abnegate God's admonition to protect the earth.
Science can be an ally rather than an enemy, yet there are tens of millions of evangelicals who don't see it that way.