NCAN joins with others-scientists, men/women of all faiths, persons from all countries, those who earn exorbitant salaries and those who work for subsistence wages-to recognize that our planet Earth is in crisis. We acknowledge that those of us from the developed world have placed Earth in this crisis by our over-consumption and over-reliance on electricity and fossil fuels to heat our homes, run our computers, and power our cars. We have observed, and allowed to continue, the pollution of our atmosphere, the changes in climate in the U.S. and throughout the globe, the displacement of peoples, and the increase in malnutrition and disease worldwide. We recognize that our actions have militated against the sustainability of planet Earth. We call on religious leaders of all faiths to enjoin their congregations to study Earth-related issues. We encourage U.S. legislatiors to promote legislation that will ensure climate stability and a downward spiral in greenhouse gas emissions. For the sake of children throughout the world and for future generations, we pledge ourselves to moderate the impact we make on planet Earth because this is one of the most important moral issues of our day.