This article explores the cultural mandate given in Genesis 1:28 as a divine call to establish human civilization upon the earth... and Christ's promise of a redeemed civilization at the end of the age.
See the longer version in chapter 5 of Greg's book The World According to God: A Biblical View of Culture, Work, Science, Sex & Everything Else.
Without a doubt, this is the greatest moral cause of our age, for its victim is God's effigy--his image. Here you'll find just a few thoughts.
I see this as a liberal issue, a human rights issue. The ancient prophets called us to sacrifice our materialistic lifestyles in order to care for the helpless. I see this as one such opportunity. --GJ