Richard Cizik formed the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good in January 2010 with David Gushee and Steve Martin. For ten years he had served as vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, a post he left in 2008. He has been a leader in bringing evangelicals and scientists together in the search for common ground on climate change.
In 2002 Cizik participated in Climate Forum 2002, at Oxford, England, which produced the “Oxford Declaration” on global warming. He was instrumental in creating the Evangelical Climate Initiative, introduced in 2006. In 2005, the New York Times dubbed him the “Earthy Evangelist” for his advocacy on climate change, and in 2008 he was named to Time Magazine’s list of the “Time 100” most influential people. In 2006, Fast Company placed him on its list of “Most Creative Minds.”
Cizik has written more than 100 articles and editorials and is the author and editor of The High Cost of Indifference. He contributed to the landmark document “For the Health of the Nation: An Evangelical Call to Civic Engagement.”