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  • Writer's pictureMichael Malcom

#ClimateStrike Events TODAY!

I strike out of love for this world, my family, and my community. I strike out of love for all that is beautiful. I strike out of love for people and planet. I am a person of faith, and on September 20th, I will strike out of love with youth across the US and world as we demand legislative action to combat climate change.


Dear friend,

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On September 20th, youth around the world will lead a climate strike – walking out of their classes and jobs to call for action on the climate crisis. Find out how you can support the climate strikers.

There are some who are afforded the privilege of complacency, saying that we are faced with a climate crisis in the distant future. However, for countless others, the crisis is now. The climate crisis is confronting us with the fierce urgency of now, and we must respond now. We are being called in this moment to care. Acting during the climate strike shows that you care.

The Climate Strike will precede the U.N. Youth Climate Summit on September 21st and U.N. Climate Action Summit on September 23rd in New York City. Find out how you can support the climate strikers.

In your congregation you can use the weekend of September 20th to support youth in leading the worship service in your congregation and preaching on climate. Click here for sample sermons on climate from a variety of religions and faith traditions.

Faith communities, schools, and all of us can be in solidarity with youth climate strikers that week by participating in local climate strikes and demonstration events around the country doing our part to lift up the urgency of the climate crisis and supporting youth leadership. You can also join events your state IPL may be organizing. In my state, Alabama Interfaith Power & Light will be hosting an Ecumenical service with Beloved United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham on September 27th in celebration of the climate strike.   Click here to find out what IPL state affiliates around the country are doing.

Youth are telling us: We can’t wait for future leaders to solve climate change. We need you to get to work now to create a cleaner, safer, and healthier world.

Rev. Michael Malcom

Executive Director Alabama Interfaith Power & Light



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