Cleveland Green Team offers prayers and carnations for creation

A UCC Green Team, made up of national staff members in Cleveland, marked the Pope’s World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Tuesday, Sept. 1, by offering prayers and carnations to people out at lunchtime downtown. Inspired by a line in Pope Francis’ prayer for the earth, to “sow beauty, not pollution,” the group passed out 100 carnations during a walk to the Catholic Diocese, where they delivered flowers in solidarity.

A UCC Green Team, made up of national staff members in Cleveland, marked the Pope’s World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Tuesday, Sept. 1, by offering prayers and carnations to people out at lunchtime downtown. Inspired by a line in Pope Francis’ prayer for the earth, to “sow beauty, not pollution,” the group passed out 100 carnations during a walk to the Catholic Diocese, where they delivered flowers in solidarity. The message: when it comes to caring for creation and fighting climate change, we are on the same team as the Pope and the Catholic Church.
 
The hope of environmental advocates of all faiths is that, as stated by the Pope, the ecological crisis is a summons “to a profound spiritual conversion.”

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