By Connie Larkman
United Church News
Earth care advocates from United Church of Christ congregations around the country will be converging on Washington D.C. next month for the People's Climate March. It's no surprise that the denomination is expecting to field a large contingent at the Saturday, April 29 event, since creation care and climate change top the list of priorities UCC members believe the church needs to focus on going forward in the future.
"Climate change makes all the other justice issues worse," said the Rev. Jim Antal,Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. "From war, to the refugee crisis, to hunger and famine, to the lack of potable water, to the spread of the Zika virus and other insect-borne disease, to world-wide homelessness with tens of millions of the poorest and most vulnerable people on earth subject to rising oceans – these and other justice issues are all amplified when the natural cycles of God's creation are disrupted as they are today."Read the rest of the article at ucc.org
The following is from the Rev. Brooks Brendt, Minister of Environmental Justice for the UCC:
Join the Climate March in Washington, DC on April 29th
A climate march in Washington, DC on April 29th is being organized by the same broad coalition of groups that brought together more than 400,000 people for the 2014 climate march in New York City. The UCC Council for Climate Justice, along with the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries, are official co-sponsors for the upcoming march. We want to have a strong UCC presence at this march. RSVP to join the UCC contingent and receive updates from the Rev. Brooks Berndt, UCC Minister for Environmental Justice. One can also look online for the nearest sister march.
UCC Sign-Up Webpage: www.ucc.org/climate_march_in_washington_d_c
New! Boston Sister March Webpage: https://actionnetwork.org/events/boston-pcm-hub
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