Climate Vigils and Events around Pope’s Visit

Sep 15, 2015 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, National Press Clips, State Press Clips, What's New

vigil1Many of our state affiliates have planned vigils and other climate action events in partnership with The Global Catholic Climate Movement and Franciscan Action Network to show support of the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to Congress. Check below to find out how you can participate. Also, be sure to download your free Pope Francis’ Encyclical Climate Action Kit.

Arizona
Phoenix – 09/23, 6:30pm; Prayer Vigil; Sen. John McCain’s Office, 2201 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 115
Contact: Rev. Doug Bland <doug.bland@tempeccc.com>

Arkansas
Little Rock – 09/23, 7:00pm; Interfaith Sunset Prayer; Arkansas House of Prayer at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
Contact: Scharmel Roussel <scharmel2008@gmail.com>

California
Los Angeles — 09/25, 9:00-10:30am; Press Conference and Rally; University of Southern California Caruso Catholic Center, 34th and Hoover Click here for more info

Monterey — 09/23, 5:00-6:30pm; Interfaith Vigil; Window on the Bay Park
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Contact: Karen Araujo <LetsBeGrace@gmail.com>

Oakland – 09/23, 6:30am and 6:30pm; Interfaith Vigil; Skyline United Church of Christ
Contact: Rev. Laurie Manning <revlauriemanning@gmail.com>

Colorado
Denver – 09/24 5:30pm; Climate Prayer Vigil; 1st Baptist Church
Contact: Rev. Jessica Abell<revjessicaabell@gmail.com>

Delaware
Wilmington – 09/23, 4:00-4:45pm, or 5:30-6:15pm; Vigil; First & Central Presbyterian Church
Contact: Lisa Locke <lisa.locke@deipl.org>

Illinois
Oak Park – 09/24, 7:00pm; Viewing party and conversation; Oak Park Main Library
Click here for more info
Contact: Brian Sauder <Brian@faithinplace.org>

Indiana
Indianapolis – 09/23, 12:00-1:00pm; Prayer Procession; Senator Joe Donnelly’s Indianapolis Office, 115 N. Pennsylvania Street
Click here for more info
Contact: Mike Oles III <mikeoles@hoosierIPL.org>

Iowa
Des Moines – 09/23, 6:30pm; Prayer Vigil; Holy Trinity Church
09/24, 8:00am; Live Watch Party; Immanuel United Methodist Church
09/24, 6:30pm; Rebroadcast Party; St. Pius X Catholic Church
Contact: Susan Guy <director@iowaipl.org>

Kentucky
Louisville – 09/24, 5:00pm; Rally; Downtown Louisville, at the corner of 6th and Chestnut Street
Contact: Tim Darst <timdarst@aye.net>

Massachusetts
Chestnut Hill – 09/23, 6:30-7:00pm, Candle Light Prayer Vigil; St. Ignatius RC Church
Contact: Vincent Maraventano <vincemara3@gmail.com>

Minnesota
Minneapolis – 09/23, 6:00-8:00pm; Pope Francis Welcome Party; St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
Click here for more info
Contact: Julia Nerbonne <julia@mnipl.org>

Missouri
St. Louis – 09/20, 1:00pm; March
Contact: Tracy Howe-Koch <thowekoch@gmail.com>

Nebraska
Lincoln – 09/24, 7:00-9:00pm; Viewing and group discussion; Westminster Presbyterian Church
Click here for more info
Omaha – 09/24, 7:00-9:00pm; Group viewing of Pope Francis’ address to Congress, and discussion; Aksarben Cinema
Click here for more info
Contact: Rev. Kim Morrow <kim@nebraskaipl.org>

New Mexico
Albuquerque – 09/23, 6:30-7:30pm; Interfaith Candlelight Vigil; Old Town Plaza
Carlsbad – 09/23, 6:30-7:30pm; Interfaith Candlelight Vigil
Gallup – 09/23, 6:30-7:30pm; Interfaith Candlelight Vigil; Courthouse Plaza
Silver City – 09/23, 7:30pm; Interfaith Candlelight Vigil; Gough Park
Contact: Sister Joan Brown <joankansas@swcp.com>

Taos – 09/23 8:00-9:00 pm, Interfaith Candlelight Vigil Taos Plaza, Contact: <toddwynward@gmail.com>

Santa Fe – 09/24 noon; Interfaith Vigil; Steps of St. Francis Cathedral, Contact: <mleagle@sjc.edu>

Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, 09/23 6:30-7:30 p.m. Interfaith Vigil

New York
Buffalo – 09/24, 4:00 (pre-rally) and 5:00pm; Interfaith Rally; Niagara Square
New York City – 09/24, 4:30-5:30pm; Multi-Faith Prayers for Action; Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Click here for more info
Rochester – 09/23, 4:00pm; Prayer Vigil; St. Marianne Cope Parish at Good Shepherd Chapel
Contact: Janna Stieg Watkins <jswatkins@nyipl.org>

Ithaca – 09/24  7:00 p.m. Candlelight Vigil for Earth; Dewitt Park, intersection of Buffalo and N. Cayuga Streets. Sponsored by: Interfaith Climate Action Network. For more information contact John Finn, 607-592-8541.

New York City – 09/25, 12:00-5:00pm; Learning and action meeting; United Nations Church Center
Click here for more info
RSVP required, register here
Contact: Rev. Leo Woodberry <leownaconsluting@gmail.com>

North Carolina
Asheville – 09/24, 6:00-8:00pm; Viewing of Pope Francis’ address to Congress followed by discussion; St. Eugene’s Catholic Church
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Durham – 09/24, 7:00-8:30pm; Interfaith Prayer Vigil; Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
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Greensboro – 09/23, 7:00-8:00pm; Ecumenical Prayer Service; St. Mary’s Catholic Church
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09/24, 9:20am; Viewing of Pope Francis’ address to Congress; St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
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Morehead City – 09/23, 12:00-1:00pm; Prayer Vigil; St Egbert Catholic Church
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Raleigh – 09/23, 7:00-8:00pm; Ecumenical Prayer Vigil; Church of the Nativity
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Contact: Susannah Tuttle <susannah@ncipl.org>

Oregon
Portland – 09/23, 6:00pm, 7:45-8:30pm; Screening of “Merchants of Doubt,” followed by Interfaith Prayer Vigil; St. Francis Catholic Church
Contact: Jenny Holmes <jholmes@emoregon.org>

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia – 09/16, 5:30-8:00pm; Forum and Vigil; Friends’ Center,
Click here for more info
Contact: Cricket Eccleston Hunter <chunter@paipl.org>

Rhode Island
Providence – 09/23, 5:00pm; Prayer Vigil; State House lawn
Contact: Kathy Black <kathy@ri-ipl.org>

South Carolina
Spartanburg — 09/24, 1:00-2:20pm; Seminar, “Understanding Laudato Si”; Wofford College
Contact: Ron Robinson 864-597-4051

Texas
Fort Worth – 09/24, 6:00pm; Pope and Potluck; University Christian Church of Fort Worth, room 207
Click here for more info
Contact: Yaira A. Robinson <yaira@texasinterfaith.org>

Vermont
Burlington — 09/24, 10:00am and 7:00pm; Live and rebroadcast showing of the Pope’s address to Congress; First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington
Middlebury — 09/24; Live showing
Montpelier — 09/24, 7:00pm; Rebroadcast showing of the Pope’s address to Congress; St. Augustine Catholic Church
Contact: Betsy Hardy <info@vtipl.org>

Washington
Seattle — 09/24, 7:00pm; Evening of interfaith ritual, word, and song; Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University
Click here for more info
Contact: Jessica <jessica@earthministry.org>

Washington DC Area
Washington DC – 09/23-24, 7:00pm-7:00am; Prayer Vigil; National Mall between 4th Street NW and 7th Street SW
Click here for more info
Contact: Janine Walsh <walsh@franciscanaction.org>

Wisconsin
Madison – 09/24, 6:00-7:30pm; Music, prayer, and candlelight procession; James Madison Park
09/25, 6:30am; Gathering for quiet contemplation at sunrise; Monona Terrace, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. entrance
09/25, 8:00am; Video shorts on climate justice, followed by Live-stream viewing of Pope Francis’ address to the UN; First United Methodist Church
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Contact: Huda Alkaff <interfaith.earth@yahoo.com>

Nashotah – 9/23 8:30 AM; Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
Contact: Tom Levi <tlevi@att.net>

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