"Prayers Over Mountain Top Removal Offered In TN"

"Those who don’t believe that the ridges of mountains should be blasted away to extract coal in Tennessee have taken to prayer in the 40 days leading to this year’s opening of the state legislature."

"Baptist, Catholic, Church of Christ, Presbyterian and Methodist church members are among those who have been focusing on the beauty and wonder of the mountains, waters and sky in advance of the upcoming legislative session.

'Our hearts care about God’s creation,' Kim McLean, pastor of the Church of Nazarene, said quietly.

McLean was seated in a circle at First Lutheran Church, off Eighth Avenue South, with five other members of a Tuesday night prayer group."

Anne Paine reports for the Nashville Tennessean January 9, 2012.


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Source: Nashville Tennessean, 01/10/2012