Sacred People Sacred Earth Day of Action
Thursday, March 11 at 8am PT / 11am ET
WATCH this two-minute compilation video from the Day of Action in Washington DC!
SOUND the ALARM Video Washington DC
Watch the livestream on from the Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) Facebook Page
On March 11, UU Ministry For Earth, UUs for Social Justice and Interfaith Power & Light, supported by many faith groups, joined the largest-ever multi-faith grassroots global Sacred People Sacred Earth Day of Action for climate justice, put forth by GreenFaith. The action was livestreamed from the Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) Facebook Page, and for those gathering in-person, Covid-safe protocol was followed.
This action organized by:
DC Event Lead: Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
With Event Partners:
Interfaith Power and Light-DC-MD-VA, EcoDharma DC, Extinction Rebellion DC (XRDC) Buddhists and Meditators, DC-MD-VA Chapter of Elders Climate Action, Gray Panthers Florida, Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church Creation Care Action & Advocacy Team
Unitarian Universalist Association with UU Organizations and Congregations:
UU Ministry for Earth UUMFE, UUs for Social Justice UUSJ, First UU Church of New Orleans, Louisiana, UU Justice Florida, UU for a Just Economic Community UUJEC, UU Association Office at the United Nations UU@UN, UU Service Commiittee UUSC, UU Side With Love, UUA Green Sanctuary Advisory Board, UUMFE Create Climate Justice Strengthen Local Climate Commitments Campaign, Church of the Restoration Unitarian Universalist, Cedar Lane UU Environmental Justice Ministry, Bethesda, MD
UUs and partners gathered at the Washington Monument to sound the alarm with bells, gongs and horns, showing that people of faith are rising up for bold, compassionate solutions on climate change. Participants will urge elected representatives to heed the Ten Demands, and draw attention to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, this action will center Demand #4 to respect Indigenous rights by stopping the Line 3 tar sands pipeline, and support for just contributions to climate financing from wealthier countries (demand #9) by accelerating U.S. commitments to the Green Climate Fund.
Take 3 Actions
1. SIGN ON to the Sacred People Sacred Earth 10 Demands for Climate Justice
2. Add your name to Stop Line 3 solidarity:
- All people of faith statement
- Clergy leaders statement
- More info and actions on the Stop Line 3 Campaign Page
3. CLICK HERE to tell Congress and the Administration to Finance the U.S. Fair Share of the Green Climate Fund in 2021
Contact House and State Representatives and the Biden administration to demand that the US accelerate the US fair share of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The GCF is a climate finance mechanism mentioned in this Paris Climate Agreement, in which countries provide funding and technology to developing countries for climate adaptation and mitigation. Stay tuned for more information about a UN Climate Finance Summit to be held on June 1, 2021, where countries bring their proposed financing to the table.