In the days surrounding the presidential inauguration, people of all faiths, all over the country will gather together in prayer for Creation and a sustainable future for our children.
Interfaith Power & Light is working with People’s Climate Movement, Franciscan Action Network, GreenFaith, and others to organize 100 vigils in the first 100 hours of the new administration. IPL aims to host 20-30 vigils between Jan 20th and Jan 24th.
The incoming administration has nominated climate deniers and fossil fuel advocates to the cabinet and EPA, and indicated it will abandon important policies to curb emissions like the Clean Power Plan and the Paris agreement. By demonstrating that people of faith all over the country are concerned about the climate and speaking out publicly, we will pressure the new administration to moderate its positions and embolden members of Congress to champion a clean energy future and to recognize that leadership on climate is a moral imperative for our nation.
IPL will provide downloadable resources that can be used such as:
- Vigil handout with sample interfaith prayer and action instructions
- Action cards with a phone number to call with a sample message and a sample tweet for @realDonaldTrump
- Social Media Tips and Examples
- A sign in sheet
- Tips on how to plan a vigil along with additional resources from GreenFaith
If you are interested in attending a vigil we have gathered a list of events hosted by faith communities. It will be updated as new events come in.
If you are interested in having your vigil listed on the IPL website click below to fill out a form about your event.