Interfaith Climate Action: Exodus from Fossil Fuels

Event date 26 Mar '18 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Event location Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St, Boston, 02133, MA, United States
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LET MY PEOPLE GO! 
Exodus from Fossil Fuels: An Interfaith Witness for Climate Action

Monday, March 26th

12:00 noon at the State House in downtown Boston with a procession to the Back Bay

We are gathering people of all faiths to witness to climate injustice in our state, and to speak truth to Governor Baker. We have chosen March 26th because it is during Holy Week and right before Passover and Easter celebrations. We will be speaking from the heart of our diverse faiths, demanding that the Governor stop cooperating with fossil fuel interests and do everything in his power to stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Commonwealth. We will confront the governor, as Moses confronted Pharaoh, with the realities of climate change and the very real "plagues" that climate change is bringing and will continue to bring...until we break free from fossil fuels and begin to repair our climate for future generations.

After an interfaith ceremony at the State House, we will proceed to the Back Bay, where a new pipeline project is slated to power luxury high rises with fracked gas. In the shadow of these modern-day pyramids of wealth inequality, we will witness to the injustice of climate change as well as to Boston's housing crisis which is putting unbearable stress on working families. Our action will be a living witness to our vision of a beloved community of equality and human dignity, and a life-sustaining society that lives with reverence and care for all life on planet Earth.

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Our second planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 28. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please use this RSVP link to let us know of your interest (space is limited): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUZGIZ0U_jjapwp84w1gwhayD7cZ1jvXwlCbHQYDYncbkNKw/viewform 

If you have questions or suggestions, please be in touch with us!

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Sponsors of this action include: Clergy Climate Action, Mass Power Forward, Climate Disobedience Center, 350MA (Better Future Project), Jewish Climate Action Network, Common Street Spiritual Center, The Peace Abbey, Church of the Covenant, The Shalom Center, Social Justice Commission of Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts...

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8 months agoAdd to Calender 2018-03-26 16:00:00 2018-03-26 16:00:00 Interfaith Climate Action: Exodus from Fossil Fuels LET MY PEOPLE GO!  Exodus from Fossil Fuels: An Interfaith Witness for Climate Action Monday, March 26th 12:00 noon at the State House in downtown Boston with a procession to the Back Bay We are gathering people of all faiths to witness to climate injustice in our state, and to speak truth to Governor Baker. We have chosen March 26th because it is during Holy Week and right before Passover and Easter celebrations. We will be speaking from the heart of our diverse faiths, demanding that the Governor stop cooperating with fossil fuel interests and do everything in his power to stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Commonwealth. We will confront the governor, as Moses confronted Pharaoh, with the realities of climate change and the very real "plagues" that climate change is bringing and will continue to bring...until we break free from fossil fuels and begin to repair our climate for future generations. After an interfaith ceremony at the State House, we will proceed to the Back Bay, where a new pipeline project is slated to power luxury high rises with fracked gas. In the shadow of these modern-day pyramids of wealth inequality, we will witness to the injustice of climate change as well as to Boston's housing crisis which is putting unbearable stress on working families. Our action will be a living witness to our vision of a beloved community of equality and human dignity, and a life-sustaining society that lives with reverence and care for all life on planet Earth. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our second planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 28. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please use this RSVP link to let us know of your interest (space is limited): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUZGIZ0U_jjapwp84w1gwhayD7cZ1jvXwlCbHQYDYncbkNKw/viewform  If you have questions or suggestions, please be in touch with us! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sponsors of this action include: Clergy Climate Action, Mass Power Forward, Climate Disobedience Center, 350MA (Better Future Project), Jewish Climate Action Network, Common Street Spiritual Center, The Peace Abbey, Church of the Covenant, The Shalom Center, Social Justice Commission of Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts... Massachusetts State House America/New_York public Climate  #climateaction