• “Light the Way” – an interfaith religious/spiritual rally and vigil; 4:00-6:00pm
• “Under One Sky” – a secular rally in support of ambitious global goals to tackle poverty, inequality, and climate change; starting at 6:30 or 7:00pm.
First, people of faith will gather to “Light the Way” to Paris in December, and to show support for the Pope’s call for a re-visioning of how we treat not only the earth but also one another. The planning for this event is being led by GreenFaith, and it will feature song, prayer, and participants from many spiritual traditions. Right now this event is planned to start at about 4:00. It will continue with an all-night vigil at a nearby house of worship, and end with a symbolic procession, taking a Light to the UN on the morning of September 25, when Pope Francis addresses the General Assembly.
The second event on September 24 is called “Under One Sky.” Avaaz, Save the Children, The Global Poverty Project, and other broad-based social justice organizations are planning this event to increase public awareness, garner media attention, and mobilize here and around the world to push for ambitious plans to fight poverty, inequality, and climate change. This will start after the “Light the Way” event – probably around 6:30 or 7:00.
350NYC will have a strong presence at both events – join us! Mark your calendars, and check here often for updates! Join the 350NYC Meetup group to stay informed.
Week of Moral Action for Climate Justice
September 21 – 25, Washington, DC
calling for responsible action on the defining moral issue of our time www.moralactiononclimate.org
On September 24th, Pope Francis will adress the U.S. Congress. Tens of thousands of us will be footsteps away from the Capitol, flooding the National Mall with a show of support as Pope Francis calls for urgent action on economic and climate justice. This is an historic occasion. No pope has ever addressed Congress before. The time is now!
Pope Francis will address Congress at 9:45 AM and then is expected to emerge through the west side of the Capitol doors and speak to the crowd. Please join Earth Day Network and Moral Action for Climate on the National Mall!