Please join us at "LET MY PEOPLE GO! Exodus from Fossil Fuels: An Interfaith Witness for Climate Action."
To download the flyer, visit here
At 12 Noon on Monday, March 26, people from all faith traditions will gather on the steps of the State House in downtown Boston to witness to climate injustice in our state and to speak truth to Governor Baker.
12:00 pm - Lively outdoor worship service representing a diversity of faiths.
1:00 pm - Head inside to ask the Governor to meet with faith leaders to discuss our opposition to the construction of all new fossil fuel infrastructure in Massachusetts.
1:30 pm - Visit your legislators to let them know about current legislation to address climate change (information will be provided). Legislators don’t often hear why people of faith care about climate change, so it is particularly important that they hear from you!
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, calling upon the Governor to 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?
Please consider bringing a banner from your congregation or organization, or make signs to bring to our witness.
Training for Non-Violent Civil Disobedience, March 26, 9:00 to 11:00 am
To prepare for future actions, we are also holding a non-violent civil disobedience training from 9:00 to 11:00 am, in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street, Boston, opposite the Park Street stop on the MBTA). Click here to register.
Trial for Pipeline Protesters, Tuesday, March 27, Jamaica Plain
The 12 defendants who attempted to block construction of the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline are slated for trial starting Tuesday, March 27, at West Roxbury District Court, 445 Arborway, Jamaica Plain. Climate champions and experts, including Bill McKibbenand Dr. James Hansen, plan to testify in support of the case that the climate crisis is an emergency that justifies extreme measures in order to prevent a greater harm. We invite you to attend for one or more days, in support and solidarity. Click here for more information.
We look forward to seeing you as we unite in witness to our vision of a beloved and life-sustaining community of equality and dignity for all life.
Thank you for spreading the word about these events!