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Hanson on oil spill

"Anger over the neglect and carelessness that led to this disaster, both in private industry and in government regulation, is understandable," ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson wrote in a June pastoral letter to the denomination.

Yet, we "as consumers of petroleum products, as investors in an economy that makes intensive and insistent energy demands, and as citizens responsible for the care of creation," must recognize our own need for repentance, he said. "The life-(giving power of God's creative goodness remains at work, even in the Gulf of Mexico," he added.


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