March with of thousands of Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith as we join the largest climate march in history!
On September 21, 2014, people from all over the world will converge on New York City for the People’s Climate March in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit. Unitarian Universalists and people of all faiths will be there. Will you join us?
Click “Join and RSVP” in the column to the right to RSVP as part of the UU contingent! All UU attendees are requested to RSVP here so we can keep an accurate count and everyone can stay in the know. The Unitarian Universalist Association, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Metro NY District of the UUA, and many other UU groups are endorsers of the march.
•Wednesday to Saturday: People from all over the world converge on New York City. A multitude of events are being planned all around the city by many groups. See below for details.
• Saturday, 8-10pm: Climate Crisis: Which Way Out (http://www.meetup.com/UU-Justice-Web-Metro-NY/events/205948692/) at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Ave. Panel discussion featuring Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges, and Kshama Sawant.
•Saturday, 10pm: Raucous but Reverent (http://www.meetup.com/UU-Justice-Web-Metro-NY/events/199335442/): Interfaith Young Adult Worship Service with Tim DeChristopher at Fourth Universalist Society, 160 Central Park West. All welcome.
•Sunday 11am: Interfaith Prayer Service and UU Gathering (http://www.meetup.com/UU-Justice-Web-Metro-NY/events/205163072/) at the Faith Contingent Staging Area on 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. A massive interfaith prayer service will prepare us to march, and then UUs will join together in community while we wait for the march to begin. Join with hundreds of other UUs from all over the country in ritual and commitment to climate justice!
• Sunday 11:30am: People’s Climate March! “The largest climate march in history.” Click here (http://peoplesclimate.org/faith) for more info. All UUs will march together as part of a 10,000-strong interfaith contingent. Meet up on 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues at 10:30am or whenever you can get there.
•Sunday, 6pm: Multi-faith Worship Service (http://www.meetup.com/UU-Justice-Web-Metro-NY/events/199335832/) at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. This public multifaith celebration will include government officials, activists, scientists and artists, and will be held in conjunction with the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace as well as other institutional partners in building momentum for a decisive U.N. Climate Summit.
A multitude of other events (http://www.meetup.com/Peoples-Climate-March-Satellite-Events/) are being planned by many groups surrounding the march. Here are some events that may be of particular interest to UUs:
• Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead (http://www.nysec.org/global-treaty-9-20-14). 6:30-9:30 Saturday, Ethical Culture Society.
• Flood Wall Street (http://floodwallstreet.net/). Monday, starting at 9am. Planned civil disobedience and risking arrest on Wall Street.
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Commit2Respond: Join the UU Movement!
Our participation in the People’s Climate March will mark the launch of a brand new UU initiative to address climate change. A collaboration of the UUA and UUSC, with the support of UU Ministry for Earth, UU Ministers Association, and other groups, Commit2Respond (http://commit2respond.org) is a movement of UUs taking action for climate justice in[masked] and beyond. Be a part of the movement! Sign up (http://commit2respond.org) to Commit2Respond to climate change.
Check out http://peoplesclimate.org/march (http://peoplesclimate.org/march/) for more details about the march and frequently asked questions, and join the conversation below to connect with other UUs going!
You can also email Rev. Peggy Clarke, Racial and Social Justice Consultant for the Metro NY District, at [masked] .