The Energy Debate: Technical and Moral Issues

September 1981
America;9/19/1981, Vol. 145 Issue 7, p136
The article discusses the statement of the U.S. Catholic conference on major U.S. energy issues. The author says that the energy debate cannot be tackled in technical terms alone and the Church's statement, which was issued in April 1981 seeks to situate U.S. energy issues in the context of the teachings of the church. The statement contained six principles including the upholding of the right to life, striving for a just society and giving special attention to the poor and the minority.


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