Pax Christi USA has signed onto the following letter on climate change.
To President Obama and Members of Congress:
As people of faith, we are called to protect and serve God’s Creation and seek justice for all people and future generations. The gravity of climate change requires us to act with urgency.
From rising sea levels and severe weather events to shifting growing seasons and increased exposure to disease, the world is already feeling the impacts of climate change. Its worst consequences fall on vulnerable communities who have contributed the least to climate change but will suffer the most.
Yet, even as we faithfully commit to doing our part, we recognize that these actions alone are not sufficient—this crisis requires a global response.
To create a future with clean air, a healthy environment, good jobs, and resilience in the face of a changing climate for our children and God’s Earth, countries around the world must commit to an ambitious, equitable and binding global framework to address climate change.
As we approach the UN negotiations for 2015, we prayerfully ask that the US government lead, with a commitment to:
- Legally binding solutions that reduce national greenhouse gas emissions to levels consistent with scientific recommendations that prevent the worst impacts of human induced climate change.
- Provide poor and vulnerable communities here and abroad meaningful support to build low carbon and climate-resilient societies.
We pray for your leadership in securing a just and sustainable future for God’s creation.
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Thank you!! Looking forward to the upcoming conference call as well this Thurs to discuss the the People’s Climate March coming up Sept. 21st in NYC – others welcome!! Learn about the faith community’s participation in the People’s Climate March.*
Join the Franciscan Action Network (FAN), and partner in faith-based environmental efforts, GreenFaith, for a conference call on Thursday, July 24, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET to learn more about the the People’s Climate March, which will take place in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21.
FAN and GreenFaith are helping mobilize people of faith to participate – in huge numbers!
On the conference call you will learn about:
Details about the People’s Climate March.
Free resources for your faith community.
Ways you can participate – whether you are in NYC or not.
An international, interfaith campaign for a strong climate treaty that will follow the March.
Register even if you can’t be on the call. They will record the conversation and send a link to the recording and the free materials.
By joining the People’s Climate March, the faith community can voice our values and show that we support strong action on climate change – now.