Rose Marie Berger writes in the May 2013 Sojourners magazine cover story, “For God So Loved the World,” that people of faith are key to reversing climate change. It will take a holy power shift to compel God’s people to care for creation and “launch an irresistible force for change.”
In creative and bold ways, people of faith from various religious traditions are doing just that. Together, they are raising their voices and taking action to address climate change.
Recently, a group of 75 people gathered in front of the White House to hold an interfaith service. Prayers and speeches from various traditions were recited, including the Muslim call to prayer from the Quran, an invocation of the Four Winds in the spiritual tradition of the First Nations, and a Christian prayer and reflection by Sojourners associate editor Rose Marie Berger. They called upon the president to act justly and heal creation from the dangers of Big Oil, Big Coal, and Unnatural Gas.
Fifteen people were arrested at the interfaith service for engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience. To learn more about the event and watch Rose Marie Berger in action, view this video released by Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC).