“Light the Way” Multi-Faith Prayer Ceremony Supporting Pope Francis’ Call for Climate Acton
Date(s) - Sep 24, 2015
4:30 pm EDT - 5:30 pm EDT
Dag Hammarskjold Plaze
Prayer, Song & Hope on Climate Change
A festival of climate hope
On the evening of 9/24, the night before Pope Francis speaks to the UN, there will be a multi-faith festival of prayer and music called Light the Way from 4:30-5:30 pm at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th street and First Avenue), across the street from the United Nations.
Faith Climate Leadership
Leaders from Catholic and other faith communities will offer prayers, meditations and music to show support for Pope Francis’ message on the urgency of addressing climate change and poverty, and to pray for world leaders to act.
Vigils Around the world
The festival will be followed by a vigil nearby also in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza organized by relief and development agencies in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which will also be released the next day. This vigil is one of many taking place around that world.
A Vigil through the Night
Beginning at 8:00 pm on that same evening, people of diverse faiths will gather for a multi-faith vigil at the Church of Our Saviour at 59 Park Avenue (38th street).
On Friday morning, September 25, before Pope Francis speaks to world leaders, faith leaders will deliver a message of support for the Holy Father and offering our urgent prayers for world leaders to act on climate change.
This event is hosted by .
For more information, see the event website here.
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