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ACTION ALERT

Earth Day 2020

Photo by Jan Fischer Bachman

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day! The 2018 Annual Conference statement on Creation Care reiterates the need for a new path forward in care for God’s beloved creations by caring for our neighbors and the earth. This statement reminds us:

“To walk this path, we must first accept that climate change is a moral, spiritual, and human issue, and not a political debate. We must confess our role in the problem and be willing to reflect, pray, and have loving conversations about these complex challenges. We must seek and support solutions that restore dignity to the underprivileged, promote peace, and protect God’s earth.”

In order to embrace God’s call to peace with all creation, following are some of the ways you can get engaged.

Utilize Creation Justice Ministries’ Earth Day Sunday resources

The 2020 theme is focused on “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” and features stories of congregations taking climate action, liturgical resources, and a faith-rooted interpretation of the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports

Go to Earth Day Sunday resources

Join Interfaith Power and Light for Faith Climate Action week

These 10 days of action, taking place from April 17-26, 2020, focus on how we can all take action to protect our climate. This year’s theme is “Love Made Visible: Engaging in Sacred Activism to protect the people we care about who are most affected by climate change,” and all activities are taking place online.

Explore Faith Climate Action Week

Join the Washington National Cathedral Multi-faith Earth Day service

On Sunday, April 19, 2020, 2 p.m. Eastern Time, leaders from Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and other spiritual communities will share their tradition’s gifts through sacred text, commentary, and song.

Multi-Faith Earth Day Service

Peace,
Susu Lassa
Associate
Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy
337 N. Carolina Ave, Washington, D.C. 20003
slassa@brethren.org

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