The era of conquest, extraction, and exploitation has given way to cooperation and community. The good life is one of connectedness—with each other and all of nature.GreenFaith International: Sacred People, Sacred Earth
Acting on GreenFaith’s ten demands, grassroots faith activists are calling for climate justice. Following globally sensitive COVID-safe guidelines, we’re gathering in small, socially-distanced groups or virtually to activate our shared moral power for climate justice.
Utilize shared power for climate justice
GreenFaith’s event is a call to people of diverse faiths and spiritualities across the globe to get involved in climate activism however it makes sense for them:
- A group of Buddhists in New York are working on Green New Deal policy advocacy and are planning to highlight their work on March 11.
- Another Buddhist group is planning to meditate on their Capitol steps with signs that say, “Faith communities call for bold climate action.”
- One Christian woman from a small Canadian oil town is starting a conversation in her community about the long term effects of using fossil fuels.
- Some groups are using the event to launch ongoing campaigns for climate justice that don’t end with this day. For example, a rural African community will begin negotiations with their local logging company to discuss environmental impacts and working conditions.
A variety of actions are possible, and indeed necessary. You are invited to initiate an event that directly impacts your local community or raises awareness around a key issue.
As we face conditions that tempt us to turn away in despair, faith institutions—which represent 85% of the world’s population—can and must do much more. The world is crying out for change.
GreenFaith International: Sacred People, Sacred Earth