Faith Communities Connect Floyd Protests, Climate Change

Jun 2, 2020 | In the News, State Press Clips

Published on June 2, 2020 by Andrea Sears, Public News Service – PA

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An interfaith group working to slow climate change says there is a link between ending reliance on fossil fuels and the protests taking place across the country.

The COVID-19 pandemic and protests over the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man in Minneapolis, have eclipsed many other major news stories. But according to the Rev. Alison Cornish, executive director at Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light, the long history of systemic racism sparking nationwide protests is part of the climate crisis, too.

“We know that people with fewer resources and less power and who are more oppressed are going to be people deeply affected by climate,” Cornish said. Read more here

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