This week I was thrilled to be able to bring Timothy Murphy, executive director of Progressive Christians United, to speak about environmental justice at ICUJP. His message was clear and powerful: we need to keep in mind the big picture (a radical transformation of our economic system to make it earth-friendly) and at the same time work locally to make incremental changes needed to help shift public attitudes and make a difference in the lives of those who are the most impacted, namely, low income people. I have included the latest PCU newsletter below. I recommend that you support this extremely important organization. Timothy is doing some very fine work!
I was also pleased to receive an email from another eco-activist friend, Joe Morris of Santa Monica Meeting, informing me about an interfaith march on Climate Change in DC in Sept. This is the time to do all we can to let our officials know we take this concern seriously. Note that our Yearly Meeting approved two minutes on climate change that we are being asked to consider. See http://laquaker.blogspot.com/2015/07/facing-challenge-of-climate-change-some.html.
Here is Joe's letter:
Please consider joining the historic Interfaith March on Climate Change on Thursday morning, September 24th, in Washington, D.C. O n the National Mall in Washington, D.C., it may become the largest ever march and rally on climate change. It is scheduled to coincide with Pope Francis's address on September 24th to a joint session of Congress.
Quaker Earthcare Witness together with an ecumenical coalition of dozens of other religious and secular groups, e.g., Church World Service, Religions for the Earth, Islamic Society of North America, Franciscan Action Network, Sierra Club, and Citizens Climate Lobby, will call for a strong and binding international climate treaty and commitment to making lifestyle changes as a moral duty to humanity and our shared global environment.
If you wish to attend, check out their website: www.moralactiononclimate.org. Contact me for information about connecting with others locally who will be attending. My phone: 310-828-4195 or firstname.lastname@example.org If you ever plan to go on a climate change event, this is the one!
PYM Unity with Nature Rep
Santa Monica Meeting