The Faithful Are Organizing Climate Action Events

Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson blessing solar panels at St. Alban's Parish, Washington DC. Photo: Carlo La Porta
Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson blessing solar panels at St. Alban's Parish, Washington DC. Photo: Carlo La Porta

Faith Climate Action Week, being celebrated from April 14- 22, 2018 as part of international Earth Day, is a US faith movement focused on finding solutions to climate change.

Each year, faith communities around the country hold events to spread the word about climate change and take action on “the most pressing moral issue of our time”.

The 2018 Faith Climate Action Week theme is Charged with Faith: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future, and will focus on how to protect the climate and support renewable energy policies.

Says Susan Hendershot Guy, President of Interfaith Power & Light:

“It is vitally important that our elected officials know that people of faith demand action on climate change, and that we believe having strong climate policies is our moral obligation to protect our children and future generations.  By working together, we can make sure the faith voice is heard loud and clear in Washington, DC.”

Planned Earth Day events may be posted on the event calendar at Faith Climate Action Week. In addition to the event calendar to help organizers reach out, Interfaith Power & Light offers printable event materials and a free package of ready-to-go handouts.

Faith Climate Action Week kits are $15, with a limited number available, and each kit includes:

  • 100 postcards to send to senators
  • a Climate Sign Contest (congregation could win $100)
  • a global warming fact sheet
  • a We’re Still In Paris Pledge
  • information about a social media photo project
  • access to extra materials

The Faith Climate Action Week website also provides sample sermons, worship resources, and more.

Congregations in all fifty states will take part and send thousands of postcards to senators to urge support of 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050.

Faith Climate Action Week is organized by Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit with the slogan, “A Religious Response to Global Warming”. Based in San Francisco, California, they interact with congregations nationwide.

The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This campaign intends to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all.

To see more, visit www.interfaithpowerandlight.org.

 

Source: Interfaith Power & Light

 

Ed. Note: For North Carolina Faith Climate Action Week / Earth Day events, see here. Events may be added or changed prior to 2018 Faith Climate Action Week.

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