Massive Faith Contingent Calls for Climate Justice at People’s Climate March

New York – Among the 310,000 participating in the People’s Climate March on September 21, 2014 was a huge faith contingent. Thousands of people from diverse faith traditions marched to bring attention to global warming as a moral issue and to issue a call for climate justice.

Positioned near the end of the line-up and after waiting in a staging area for hours to march,  the People’s Climate Faith Contingent was led forward by a wooden Ark carrying interfaith leaders.

Below is a video of our section of the march, followed by photos of some of the faith groups participating.

It was amazing to march with Christians, Quakers, Humanists, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans, my fellow Unitarian Universalists, and others in solidarity.

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People’s Climate March Faith Contingent

New York – Among the 310,000 participating in the People’s Climate March on September 21, 2014 was a huge faith contingent. Thousands of people from diverse faith traditions marched to bring attention to global warming as a moral issue and to issue a call for climate justice.

Positioned near the end of the line-up and after waiting in a staging area for hours to march,  the People’s Climate Faith Contingent was led forward by a wooden Ark carrying interfaith leaders.  I helped document the participation of Unitarian Universalist Commit2Respond campaign.

You may find all of my photos of the Unitarian Universalist and faith contingent here.

Below is a video footage of our section of the march.

It was amazing to march with Christians, Quakers, Humanists, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans, my fellow Unitarian Universalists, and others in solidarity.

But now the real challenge begins. 350.org founder, Bill McKibben, has repeatedly said in talks I’ve attended that the climate movement has no Martin Luther King Jr.  I think McKibben and the rest of us – the people – are longing for moral leadership, for people who can challenge both the media and our political leaders to see the justice issues raised by our climate crisis, and bring hope to the movement.

Friends, we have to keep this going.  It is my hope that the solidarity and collaboration demonstrated at the People’s Climate March will raise the bar for interfaith collaboration, and help us take our witness and climate justice work to the next level.

Mobile Video Tips for the Peoples Climate March

If you’re going to the People’s Climate March, you are going to one of the most important demonstrations in history!  We want and need you to help capture the voices of the people present.  Here are some tips for making video with your smart phone.You can follow my climate march tweets on Twitter @ClimateSocial, that’s my account for all of my volunteer climate media coverage and training.  See you in NYC!  ~ Peter

First, Your Mobile Video Mission

Your mobile video mission, should you choose to accept it, is to capture the voices of the people present.  With 100,000+ of us there, no one can capture all the voices. It is going to take all of us.  So, while we’ll all be taking video of the amazing crowds, the art, the signs,  make sure you take a video of the people you’re with sharing why they’re marching. It can be really simple:

“I’m [name] and I’m marching because  (or for) ….”   

Just give us that one statement on camera.  Then, if you’re so moved,  tell us about the march, what you’re experiencing, how it feels, etc…

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On Radio Tomorrow: On the Peoples Climate March, Why I’m Marching

Exciting news! I’ve been invited to speak tomorrow during the First Church Boston live streamed radio broadcast on the Peoples Climate March.

A very special thanks to Rev. Stephen Kendrick for offering that invitation. We need people of faith to be using (and sharing) their pulpits to focus attention on climate.

So tomorrow I’ll be explaining what’s happening with the march, share why I’m marching and offer a call for everyone listening to get involved. It is only 5 minutes, but I’ve been told the radio audience is around 15,000 people.

Educate Your Community, Watch Disruption

You can do a lot to help educate people on climate. Invite family and friends, be it in a group or one-on-one, to watch the new documentary on the Peoples Climate March, DISRUPTION. You may watch it online, download it, and have permission to schedule a screening.

Listen Live Tomorrow

Listen to First Church Boston services live tomorrow, Sunday, at 11am Eastern Time.

Tune in to 88.9 FM WERS in Boston
WERS internet live stream at http://wers.org

Listen to WERS on your smartphone with the following mobile apps:

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