Washington Interfaith Power & Light Preach-In on Global Warming: February 8-10, 2013
Please save the dates of February 8-10, 2013, for the 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming.
Please save the dates of February 8-10, 2013, for the 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming. On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, thousands of clergy around the country will join in this annual event to express love for creation and address climate change as a serious moral issue.
President Obama pledged to work for an America “that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet,” so as our advocacy focus for 2013, we will ask him to make climate protection a priority. We’ll also help congregants learn about climate-driven threats to vulnerable communities worldwide.
On February 8-10, please join us in sharing messages about the need for people of faith to mobilize in a religious response to climate change. Whether you are clergy, a lay leader, or a green team member, you can sign up your congregation now. In the coming months we’ll send you reminders as well as links to free resources to help you prepare sermons, reflections, devotionals, Bible studies, children’s activities, and more.
Ideas for participating in the Climate Change Preach-In:
~ Preach a sermon
~ Lead an adult education class
~ Show a climate-related DVD
~ Use the day to announce a carbon-fast for Lent
Some resources to get you started are below, and by signing up you will receive additional materials to help you reach decision makers and mobilize your community. Pre-register to receive future emails for details.
We’d be grateful if you would share a copy of your sermon or class outline with us after the fact. Just email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would be open to having it up on our website, please let us know in the email. Thank you so much for participating in the 2013 Preach-In on Global Warming!
WAIPL Prayer and Action Guide: Fast from Carbon (Washington-wide)
WAIPL Prayer and Action Guide: Fast from Carbon (Seattle edition, produced in partnership with the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment)
WAIPL Energy & Climate Books and Videos Resource List
Links to Online Resources: