LET MY PEOPLE GO! Exodus from Fossil Fuels: An Interfaith Witness for Climate Action

Please join us at "LET MY PEOPLE GO! Exodus from Fossil Fuels: An Interfaith Witness for Climate Action."  At 12 Noon on Monday, March 26, 2018 people from all faith traditions will gather at the State House in downtown Boston to witness to climate injustice in our state and to speak truth to Governor Baker.  After an interfaith ceremony at the State House, we will then move in procession to the Back Bay, where a new pipeline project is slated to power luxury high rises with fracked gas.  Supported by prayer, a smaller group will carry out an act of peaceful civil disobedience to keep fossil fuels in the ground.    March 26th was chosen because it is during Holy Week and right before Passover and Easter celebrations. While this date is significant for those in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the event will speak from the heart of our diverse faiths, demanding that the Governor stop cooperating with fossil fuel interests and do everything in his power to stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Commonwealth. We will confront the governor, as Moses confronted Pharaoh, with the realities of climate change and the very real "plagues" that climate change brings and will continue to bring – until we break free from fossil fuels and begin to repair our climate for future generations.   Will you help us spread the word through your networks and contacts?

More information may be found on our Facebook events page.   Please RSVP at the link on our Facebook page, especially if you wish to join the group that will risk arrest.  Also, if you plan to risk arrest, please complete a training session in non-violent direct action, if you have not recently completed one.  Options include 1:30-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, in Jamaica Plain (RSVP here), and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at Church of the Covenant in downtown Boston (RSVP here). Everyone who plans to risk arrest on March 26 is asked to meet in the sanctuary of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont St., Boston, opposite the Park Street stop on the MBTA), from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on March 26.  If this is the only NVDA training that you can attend, that will suffice, although you will get more depth if you attend one of the other sessions.  If you’re planning to join the event at the State House at 12 Noon, you are welcome to stop by and rest at the Cathedral anytime after 11:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact me.  I hope that you will join us on Monday, March 26, at the State House as we unite in witness to our vision of a beloved and life-sustaining community of equality and human dignity.   I apologize for any cross-posting.  

In hope,
The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
Missioner for Creation Care  
Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts
Mass. Conference, United Church of Christ    
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