Raise your voice and prayers for world leaders
at the UN Climate Change Conference 
in Lima, Peru this December!

Next year, nearly 200 countries across the world will meet in Paris to sign a universal agreement to address climate change. The language, strength, and effectiveness of this agreement are still being determined, making the input and voices of citizens around the world critical in the coming months. In preparation for this major action to address climate change worldwide, this December, leaders will gather in Lima for the UN Climate Change Conference.

Environmental pollution is already threatening us here at home, from increasing health hazards and degrading God’s gift of creation to displacing those who are victims of severe weather and other climate change impacts. As Lutherans, we share a unique voice and have a great opportunity to help shape the upcoming climate change agreement.

We ask you today to raise your voice and urge our world leaders to join us as we fulfill our call to care for all God’s creation and share its resources in solidarity.

In anticipation of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Peru, please take a moment to learn about the many ways you can take action to show your faithful dedication to caring for creation:

Sign our faithful call to President Obama and Congress to address climate change
Click here to sign the interfaith climate petition and please share with all of your family and friends!

Join or Host a Prayer Vigil! - #LightsforLima
Each evening from December 1-7, households and communities around the world will light a candle (or solar lamp), and pray for a climate agreement. Click here to find a vigil near you or learn to organize an event yourself!

Fast for the Climate with Lutheran World Federation - #Fastfortheclimate
The Lutheran World Federation is calling on Lutherans to Fast for Climate and show faithful commitment to supporting a strong climate agreement! Join the Fast and encourage your others to participate by visiting LWF’s website!

Eliminating poverty, challenging hunger, improving health and providing security are all outcomes linked to tackling climate change. The ability of the faith community to unite on this issue will be integral to the world’s decisions on how we care for our environment and our future.

Urge your community and congregation to take action by sharing the above events, and let us know how you are taking action at washingtonoffice@elca.org, or by using #ELCAAdvovcacy on Twitter! 

Visit our Advocacy Action Center to learn more ways you can take action today!