How to faithfully celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day without leaving home

Apr 22, 2020 | In the News, National Press Clips

Published on April 21 by Emily McFarlan Miller, Religious News Service

(RNS) — How do you celebrate Earth Day when you’re not supposed to go outside?

The pandemic has sent a number of faith-based organizations online to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day as in-person gatherings have been canceled around the globe

Interfaith Power & Light and Washington National Cathedral kicked off their observance of Earth Day with a Multi-Faith Earth Day Service Sunday at the cathedral in Washington, D.C., that featured a message from the Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. The interfaith group is also co-hosting an Earth Day address via webinar by the Rev. Benjamin Chavis Jr., with the United Church of Christ and the People’s Justice Council. Chavis is credited with coining the phrase “environmental racism” and was central to the launch of the environmental justice movement.  And it is hosting a Nationwide Climate Prayer at noon in each time zone on Earth Day. It has provided a number of climate blessings and invited participants to add their names to the list of people and churches joining the prayer. Read more here

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