Earth Day Network Signs Onto Interfaith Moral Action On Climate Change Statement
For Earth Day 2012, Earth Day Network is working closely with various groups of faith who are part of the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate Change Coalition. Several religious groups and their supporters, including Earth Day Network, have signed onto a statement that outlines a call to action to climate change.
The statement explains that “We must hold forth a brighter vision for our human future within the community of creation as we seek commitment to a set of clear, widely held moral principles”. The statement then goes on to highlight three principles that guide these various faith constituencies, which states that first, it is “morally wrong to unjustifiably cause human suffering and death”. Secondly, that it is our duty to promote “honor and our moral obligation for equality and justice” and finally, that we must “protect the Earth, which is the source of all life”.
Earth Day Network is proud to be part of this Coalition, to have signed onto the statement and to be able to work with our other faith partners for Earth Day. We are also working with the National Cathedral to organize an Earth Day Eucharist to be given on Earth Day. There will also be a forum around Earth Day, where Wendell Berry will present his ideas on Earth Stewardship and receive a recognition presented on behalf of the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care (NRCCC).
You can view the statement, as well as view various other resources, such as tools and events, by going to the Earth Day Network Faith Outreach website at www.earthday.org/faith. We hope that you will be able to find tools to use in your place of worship. Please don’t forget to list your events at http://act.earthday.orgin order to help promote your faith-focused event.