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Crediting A Leader

Author: THE VERY REV. JAMES PARKS MORTON, pp.13 Date: May 16,1994 In your Dec. 13, 1993, article "Scientists Join Forces With Clergy in Addressing Environmental Issues" [E.R. Silverman, page 1], you describe the effort as "being led" by Henry Kendall. Kendall has indeed very recently become active in the work of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. But he, as well as the numerous religious leaders and other scien

The Very Rev. James Morton

Author: THE VERY REV. JAMES PARKS MORTON, pp.13
Date: May 16,1994

In your Dec. 13, 1993, article "Scientists Join Forces With Clergy in Addressing Environmental Issues" [E.R. Silverman, page 1], you describe the effort as "being led" by Henry Kendall. Kendall has indeed very recently become active in the work of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. But he, as well as the numerous religious leaders and other scientists enlisted in this effort, would surely want your readers to know that it was Carl Sagan who, in 1990, authored the "Open Letter to the Religious Community" from eminent scientists, which catalyzed our undertaking, and it is he who has continued to be a leader in this unique collaboration.

He and I served as the cochairmen of the Joint Appeal by Religion and Science for the Environment from 1990 until 1993, when we announced the formation of the National Religious...

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