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Pray-Fast-Act for Climate Resiliency


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church continue our united call to Pray, Fast and Act in support of good policies that provide opportunities for and respect the dignity of people struggling with poverty. As the earth’s climate continues to transition and threaten communities, we answer the call this month by supporting action for federal investment to make our nation, communities, and public services more resilient and better prepared in the face of increasingly common and destructive natural disasters and changing weather patterns.

This month, leaders from government, religious institutions, non-profits, and scientists gather in Bonn, Germany for COP23 to highlight the importance of international commitments to work together to address environmental challenges. Ruth Ivory-Moore, Program Director for Environment and Energy at the ELCA, is among the delegates representing faith voices at the United Nations gathering. As Lutherans, we must ensure that we advocate not only for ourselves, but alongside fellow children of God, like those who see their island and coastal homes threatened by increasingly severe flooding and possible destruction.

ON NOVEMBER 21, JOIN ELCA ADVOCACY AND PRESIDING BISHOPS OF THE ELCA AND THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH AS WE: 

PRAY for our nation’s elected leaders to invest in sustainable recovery and preparedness infrastructure designed for an uncertain and dangerous future.

FAST to remember the damage wrought for so many around the world by environmental degradation and natural disasters.  

ACT by urging our elected leaders to support strong policy solutions that address the increasingly urgent preparation and reconstruction needs of communities threatened by extreme and unpredictable weather.

Prepare for action on the 21st by visiting ELCA.org/PrayFastAct and reading this month’s resource on “Climate and Resiliency.” Also check out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Resilience Toolkit.