Keya Chatterjee was speaking to a crowd preparing to virtually walk into the halls of power and ask their legislators to do what many deem impossible: supporting legislation that takes decisive steps to stop climate change and address its impacts.
President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure, jobs and green energy plan served as a backdrop Monday for an Ecumenical Advocacy Days workshop led by Interfaith Power & Light (IPL), a partner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Why should people of faith get involved in climate justice?
“A lot of approaches to climate change have been secular, and they have failed in the Pacific,” said the Rev. James Bhagwan, General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC), a group of more than 40 churches and Christian faith organizations across the Pacific Ocean. “And the question has always been asked why the climate projects there that are secular do not have the impact that people expect to have on paper?”
The Syria-Lebanon Partnership Network (SLPN) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recently held a virtual gathering with 119 registrants from three continents, six countries and 10 time zones. The theme for the interactive Zoom meeting was “Aid Not Sanctions: Take the Knee Off the Newck of the Syrian People.”
For nearly three years, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church near Annapolis, Maryland, has been transforming its grounds and nearby woods with native plants to help protect local waterways and attract butterflies and other wildlife.