Although many of our faith traditions throughout history have held sacred the fact that life is a gift and that our planet which nurtures and sustains life is also a gift, tomorrow is April 22, 2020, which is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!
The very first Earth Day sparked the passage of many bedrock environmental standards and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Today the urgency of acting to protect the sacred gift of the Earth has never been greater – we are now in an environmental emergency, a climate breakdown.
Join our NCIPL Program Coordinator for a special Earth Day Eco-Storytime on Facebook LIVE beginning at 12pm noon! Tomorrow, Sarah will read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and The EARTH Book by Todd Parr. She’ll also offer an activity to help you and the kids in your life celebrate Earth Day from home. Join Sarah on theNCIPL Facebook Pagetomorrow!
The Forgotten: How to Care in the Age of COVID
The People’s Justice Council, Southeast Faith Leaders Network and Southeast Climate and Energy Network have assembled experts from fields that we often overlook in our positions of care. Join Dr. James Manuel PsyD, Kaleia Martin of Climate Reality, Rev Billy Michael Honor of Georgia New Project, and Rev Terence Lester of Love Beyond Walls. This discussion is being facilitated by Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali. We will hear from experts in the homelessness and poverty sector, the youth sector, the voting sector, and the mental health. Find out how you can strengthen your care for the planet by seeing the people. Register here!
National Climate Prayer
Join in the National Prayer at noon your time on Earth Day, April 22. Sign up here to to let us build the biggest participation, in a shared prayer for the climate, yet.
Check out Earth Day LIVE
Check out the EARTH DAY LIVE website for more information on great online events and workshops happening throughout the week.