National Preach-In on Global Warming 2011

Oct 26, 2010 | Archive

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Clergy: Mark your calendars!

Joelle Novey, GWIPL

Interfaith Power & Light is inviting faith leaders to give sermons and reflections on global warming the weekend of February 11-13, 2011. Registration is now open. Upon completion of the registration process, multiple resources are made available. These resources include:

  • Lectionary guides for the Jewish Torah cycle and many Christian lectionaries
  • Multi-faith devotional and reflection guides
  • Scripture study guides
  • Bulletin inserts
  • Activities for children and youth.

Host a Discussion

In addition to sermons, or as an alternative, we are encouraging congregations to screen films and host discussions on putting faith into action. Resources are available to those who register, including a film, fact sheets on current legislation, and discussion guides.

Send valentines to policy makers!

Leading up to the event, participating congregations will distribute Valentine’s Day post cards to mail in to their senators, encouraging our political leaders to love their neighbors and the earth by supporting policies that protect the climate and curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Clergy, if that weekend is not available, please consider another weekend in February. We hope to have congregations in every state participating. Sign up below and we will send you resources to help you prepare.

Visit the Clergy Corner for a collection of past sermons on global warming and other worship service planning aids.

If you have past sermons of your own you are willing to share, please send them to us.

Event Materials

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If you are clergy, we encourage you to identify a volunteer coordinator to help with this effort. This person can help your congregants learn more about the issue and handle logistics like setting up an informational table after services.

We can also provide you with a copy of the film Fighting Goliath/Covenant (download the discussion guide – .doc file). The film describes the faith community’s role in halting a dozen coal power plants slated to be built in Texas. It’s a powerful tale about how a few committed citizens can make a difference. And it’s only 40 minutes in length – perfect for a class or discussion group after services. Check back soon, as we will likely be adding new films to this section.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call your state Interfaith Power & Light leader or Andree Duggan in the national office at (510) 444-4891.

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