On Thursday, March 27th, over a dozen candlelight vigils are taking place around the country. Sponsored by the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Program, the vigils are grassroots efforts by people of faith to raise awareness that climate change is a moral issue close to the heart of the faith community and to call on our political leaders to take action for climate justice.
Congress must take meaningful action to prevent catastrophic climate change and protect those living in poverty from the devastating impacts climate change will inevitably create. As people of faith, we are called to work for justice and stewardship, and yet climate change threatens both the well being of the vulnerable around the world as well as God’s creation.
So, gather your friends, family, and members from your congregation and join others around the country in working to address climate change – the moral issue of our time.
Locations of vigils:
Little Rock, AR
Warren/Paramus/Morristown, NJ (3 different vigils)
Des Moines, IA