FAITHS 4 CLIMATE JUSTICE
A Global Multi-Faith Action
Sunday, October 17, 2021
3:30 to 5:00
This call-to-action is timed to bring attention to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – known as COP26 – which will bring nations together for talks November 1-12, 2021 in an effort to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
As people of diverse faiths, including those who are “spiritual but not religious,” we are committed to speaking out loud and clear: Destroying our planet, burdening those least responsible with loss of homeland and loss of life, and squelching the hopes, dreams and prospects of future generations go against our moral and spiritual compass.
We will assemble along the Mahicantuck (Hudson River) to raise our collective voice for climate justice as we walk across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
Bring a small drum or a tambourine or a small bell to ring… and a sign or small banner from your faith group or environmental organization.
Arrive early (3:00) for parking on either the Catskill (west) side or the Hudson (east) side… scroll down for more information on parking.
Assemble at 3:30: two groups will assemble – one on each end of the bridge – for a brief statement of purpose… scroll down for more information on assembly locations.
Walk at 3:50: both groups will begin walking toward the center of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
Reflection at 4:15: when both groups connect at the middle, we will stop for a moment of silence followed with the sound of drums, tambourines, and bells.
Walk at 4:25: both groups will return to their beginning points.
Assemble 4:50: both groups will assemble – one on each end of the bridge – for a brief benediction.
Consider ride-sharing as parking at the bridge is limited.
The Catskill side has more parking than the Hudson side.
Look for people with signs directing where to park.
Links to more information: https://www.oxherders.org/calls-to-action