Last Sunday and Monday, communities of faith and spirit rose up around the world, calling for climate justice in the biggest faith-based day of distributed climate action we’ve ever seen. In Indonesia, youth-led actions called for the end of coal mining and deforestation.
In Zimbabwe, Christians and Muslims came together for a peaceful march demanding an end to mining right in the middle of one of the country’s national parks.
In Guatemala, people of faith planted trees and called for an end to deforestation.
In the United States, people of faith sat in at the White House calling on President Biden to stop fossil fuels.
In Australia, representatives of diverse religious communities held a climate action prayer vigil at the local office of Prime Minister Morrison.
And that’s just a few of the 500+ actions that happened across the globe.
As the photos and stories flooded in from across the world, I felt hopeful and inspired. The actions showed that we are deeply united across lands, cultures, and faiths. We all want to get rid of what pollutes our communities and our planet. We all want to grow a sustainable and just future where our communities and families can thrive.