Dr. E. Calvin Beisner
Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in the application of Biblical world view, theology, and ethics to economics, environmental stewardship, political philosophy, public policy, and apologetics, is Founder and National Spokesman of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He is also a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.
The Cornwall Alliance is a network of theologians, pastors, other ministry leaders, scientists, economists, other scholars, and policy experts committed to applying Biblical principles to the twin challenges of economic development for the very poor around the world and wise Earth stewardship.
He has testified as an expert witness on the theology, ethics, science, and economics of climate change policy before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce; briefed the White House Council on Environmental Policy; delivered a paper on the ethics of climate policy at a conference at the Vatican sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; and spoken for multiple International Conferences on Climate Change sponsored by the Heartland Institute, and at colleges, churches, and other venues. At 2014’s Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, the Heritage Foundation gave him the “Outstanding Spokesman on Faith, Science, and Stewardship Award.”
In 2015, Beisner was among the contingent Heartland sent to Rome to inform Pope Francis that following the instructions of the United Nations' IPCC would hurt the poor.
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