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Prayers for the Planet: Reverence and Resistance
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Under a big tent. Free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Location: Congregation B’Nai Israel, 263 Prospect St., Northampton, Mass.
A spirited, interfaith, outdoor festival to lift up our love for Earth and our resolve to protect it. Climate change threatens everything we love. The world’s great religions are united in their call to humanity to honor the sacredness of Earth and to create communities in which human beings and all of life can flourish.
Gather outdoors with friends, neighbors, and worship leaders from a wide range of faith traditions as we join in prayer, song, and silence, listen to stirring messages, and renew our energy and hope.
The Rev Mariama White-Hammond, Minister for Ecological Justice, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston. A community organizer, youth worker, and former Executive Director of Project HIP-HOP (Highways Into the Past – History, Organizing and Power), Mariama serves on the Leadership Team of Massachusetts Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action, speaks across the country on ecological justice, and has received numerous awards for her work in the non-profit sector. She is particularly focused on engaging the Black church on climate change and ecological justice issues.
Jay O’Hara, a Quaker whose faith led him to blockade 40,000 tons of coal with a lobster boat. A visionary climate activist, Jay founded Climate Summer, a transformational program for student climate activists. He also co-founded Young Adult Friends Climate Working Group and led the Pipeline Pilgrimage across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. With the Climate Disobedience Center, Jay works to deepen the spiritual underpinnings of powerful action in the world.