NCIPL is honored to be a partner in 350.org’s upcoming Climate Convergence on Raleigh, occurring the weekend of Earth Day.
The mission of the Climate Convergence on Raleigh is to hold a large rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a convergence from all directions on Raleigh by bicycle as well as automobile in order to demonstrate the strong support of North Carolinians for stopping global climate change, to provide opportunities for attendees to learn more about climate change and solutions to stop it, to demand state legislative support of initiatives that will slow climate change, to provide the attendees with options for getting actively involved with climate change projects of existing North Carolina non-profits, and to provide a model for other states and perhaps the country to do similar actions.
NCIPL Director Susannah Tuttle will be facilitating the rally’s Interfaith Service, and NCIPL Steering Committee member Tim Watson will also lead one component of the service. Find out how you and your congregation can join in on this demonstration here.
If you are located in the Western region of the state and are looking for a more local rally, we encourage you to consider attending WNC Green Congregation’s Care of Creation Candlelight Vigil, an event happening in unity with the Climate Convergence, occurring on Sunday, April 21st in Asheville’s Pritchard Park (7-8 p.m.).
2013 Preach-In on Global Warming
The weekend of April 20-21st will be the last formal weekend of the National Preach-In on Global Warming. If your congregation has not yet participated, register today. How exactly you participate is up to you: your worship service can address climate change (check out these sermons for ideas), you can host a screening of this year’s feature film, The Hungry Tide, you can send postcards to President Obama asking him to Care for Creation, or more. The possibilities are endless and this is great way to honor Earth Day.
Download a free copy of The National Council of Churches 2013 Earth Day Sunday Resource. This year, their resource examines the environmental impacts of common Sunday morning routines.
Also, be sure and Check out Blessed Earth’s ideas for “Honoring God’s Creation on Earth Day.”