Join with members of Green Faith Olympia for a gathering of interfaith prayer, climate action, song and a tree prayer on Monday October 18th at 5pm at the Peace and Healing Park (9th Ave SE and Adams).
Find other locations for events and register at https://greenfaith.org/faiths4climatejustice/
Two weeks before global climate negotiations, people of diverse religions will rise to send a message: destroying the planet is against our religions.
SUNDAY, 17 OCTOBER
At temples, mosques, and churches around the globe, we’ll call for climate justice and care for the vulnerable by ringing our bells, singing, praying, meditating, calling the Azan, sounding the shofar – whatever is true to our tradition. We’ll also unfurl banners on our sacred buildings that make it clear: the time to act is now.
MONDAY, 18 OCTOBER
Dressed in religious garb, we’ll take our faiths into the streets and to our leaders’ doorsteps. We’ll deliver our demands to political and financial leaders, hold prayer or meditation vigils outside government and bank offices, sing hymns about the climate, or take action rooted in our deepest values.
the GreenFaith International Network
Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Instituto de Estudos da Religião (ISER – Brasil), Faith & the Common Good (Canada), Alianza Interreligiosa y Espiritual por el Clima (Chile), GreenFaith India, GreenFaith Indonesia, GreenFaith Kenya, GreenFaith Nigeria, hosted at Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute, Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, Faith for the Climate Network (United Kingdom), GreenFaith (USA and global coordinator), GreenFaith Zambia, GreenFaith Zimbabwe
As people of faith, we believe that the Earth and all people are sacred. We are calling for an immediate end to new fossil fuel projects, deforestation, and related financing, a massive commitment to green jobs to reduce climate pollution and end poverty for millions, and climate reparations from wealthy countries to equip vulnerable nations for a better future.