Faith Leaders Call for Statewide Fracking Ban at Spiritual Vigil at Grand Army Plaza Tonight

November 14, 2012
By Will Yakowicz

Join more than 200 religious leaders to rally against fracking in New York state.

A coalition of diverse organizations that support a fracking ban throughout the state, New Yorkers Against Fracking, is joining together to tell Governor Andrew Cuomo, and other leaders in Albany, to stand up for New Yorkers to keep the “water and our state safe by banning hydrofracking,” on Wednesday night.

At Grand Army Plaza, starting at 6 p.m., a group of Brooklyn religious leaders, representing a variety of religions, denominations and spiritual organizations, will gather tonight and rally together to call an end to the practice of fracking.

The event, A Spiritual Call to Ban Fracking - Vigil to Protect our Sacred Land & Water, is only one of nearly a dozen other similar events taking place across the New York state that will highlight more than 200 faith leaders statewide who have come out in opposition to fracking.

The religious leaders will host community members in a program of quiet reflection and song devoted to environmental protection, care for the Earth and a ban on fracking in New York.

For more information on the founding members of New Yorkers Against Fracking, which include statewide and national organizations like Citizen Action of New York, New York State Breast Cancer Network, Food & Water Watch, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Frack Action, Water Defense, United for Action and the Working Families Party, click here,