Interfaith climate change leaders unite in D.C. as Earth’s advocates
The Rev. John C. Dorhauer, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, and the Rev. Otis Moss III, senior minister of Trinity UCC in Chicago, were among the interfaith leaders gathering to amplify the Pope’s call for creation care at Washington Cathedral Thursday, Sept. 24 for the first session of “Coming Together in Faith on Climate,” a two-day conference in Washington, D.C.
“All things that we claim to be true on behalf of the gods we worship have no meaning, have no value, have no purpose unless and until they unite in common cause to restore health to our beloved Mother Earth,” Dorhauer told the audience. “If [we] cannot conspire to heal our planet, our reasons for being are called into question.”
The evening – a celebration of inspiring messages, songs and poetry intended to motivate the interfaith and climate leaders to work together – was opened by Moss, who said that he is drawn to the climate change effort because as a father, he wants to make a sustainable future possible for all children. He lifted up the importance of voting as one way to take action, inviting people to “make climate change one of your top three issues in every election.”
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