On September 21, 2014, people from all over the world will converge on New York City for the People’s Climate March in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit. Unitarian Universalists and people of all faiths will be marching. So will UULMNJ! Here is your opportunity to join other Metro District UU’s in NYC! We will be meeting in Central Park at the Columbus Circle Entrance at 10:30 a.m. The march will begin at 11:30. Be sure to wear the yellow Standing on the Side of Love t-shirts, hats or whatever you have so we can recognize each other amongst the thousands of other attendees. Below is more information from the organizers:
RSVP as part of the Unitarian Universalist contingent! All UU attendees are requested to RSVP here so we can keep an accurate count and everyone remains up to date as information becomes available. The Unitarian Universalist Association, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Metro NY District of the UUA, and many other UU groups are endorsers of the march.
•Wednesday to Saturday: People from all over the world converge on New York City. Many events are being planned all around the city by many groups. See below for details.
•Saturday, 10pm: Raucous but Reverent: Interfaith Young Adult Worship Service with Tim DeChristopher at Fourth Universalist Society, 160 Central Park West. All are welcome.
•Sunday 11:30am: People’s Climate March!“The largest climate march in history.” March will leave from Columbus Circle and end at 11th Ave. between 34th St. and 38th St. Click here for more info.
•Sunday 3:30-5:30pm: Unitarian Universalists Unite: Debrief at Community Church of New York, UU, 40 East 35th St.
•Sunday, 6pm: Interfaith Worship Service at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, located on Amsterdam Avenue at 112th St., one block east of Broadway. Doors will open for the event at 5:30 pm. This public multifaith celebration will include government officials, activists, scientists and artists, and will be held in conjunction with the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace as well as other institutional partners in building momentum for a decisive U.N. Climate Summit. Seating and standing areas will be offered on a first come first serve basis, with special sections reserved for guests that have registered in advance . Please watch your email the week before the event for additional details related to your registration.
A multitude of events are being planned by many groups surrounding the march. Here are some events that may be of particular interest to UUs:
• Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead Ethical Culture Society, 2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West).
•Wednesday, Sept. 17: Our Voices – Faiths for Climate Action; a Galvanizing, Energizing Festival with Inspiring Speakers, Music, and Eco-Spirituality The United Nations Church Center, 44th St. & First Ave., An incredible, day-long festival featuring energizing speakers, challenging presentations, music, and passionate stories of belief in action for the Earth. This event is the global kick-off of Our Voices, an international, multi-faith campaign for a strong climate treaty. Find more information and a preliminary schedule here.
• Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.: Climate Conversations: Why the UN’s Climate Summit is Important to All of Us Featuring Bill McKibben, Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 E 88th St.
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Commit2Respond: Join the UU Movement!
Our participation in the People’s Climate March will mark the launch of a brand new UU initiative to address climate change. A collaboration of the UUA, UUSC, UU Ministry for Earth, UU Ministers Association, and other groups, Commit2Respond is a movement of UUs taking action for climate justice in 2014-2015 and beyond. Be a part of the movement! Sign up to Commit2Respond to climate change.
Check out PeoplesClimate.org/march for more details about the march and frequently asked questions.