Interfaith prayer for the climate 29 Nov, 11.45, Westminster Synagogue
Interfaith prayer for the climate
29 November, 11.45, Westminster Synagogue,Rutland Gardens, Knightsbridge, SW7 1BX
Join people of different faiths for a short event before we join together for the People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs.
Floods, typhoons and droughts are already impacting many millions of people, both here and abroad. This humanitarian crisis affects those who have done least to create the problem the most, and left unchecked would affect us all.
Each of our great faith traditions speaks to the need to keep our earth in balance. Jewish tradition teaches:
When God created Adam, God took him and warned Adam about all the trees in the Garden of Eden, saying: “See My works, see how beautiful and perfect they are, and all I created – I created for you. Beware lest you spoil and destroy my world, for if you will spoil it, there is no one to repair it after you.” (Ecclesiastes Rabbah)
From within the Islamic tradition, we our taught that:
“Corruption has flourished on land and sea as a result of people’s actions and He will make them taste the consequences of some of their own actions so that they may turn back.” (Qur’an, Chapter 30, Verse 41)
Christians often look to the Psalms, including Psalm 24 which begins “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it”, assuring us that creation is God’s gift to us; it is not an entitlement or something we can abuse. Climate change was the theme of the Pope’s most recent encyclical.
Ahead of the march rally people of faith from all over the UK will share a moment to reflect and pray together, prompted by our faiths’ teachings with contributions from those affected by climate change. We will then walk together as a faith ‘bloc’ to join the rally.
The event is free and refreshments will be provided.
Book your place here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interfaith-gathering-peoples-march-for-climate-tickets-19314319650
Supported by World Jewish Relief, Islamic Relief, Christian Aid, CAFOD, Oil Vey, Quaker Peace and Social Witness, and many others (including Green Christian).
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