This December, as world leaders meet in Lima, our future is on the line
Time is running out for our leaders to reach an agreement to save us from devastating climate change.
This is why OurVoices is organizing #LightForLIMA – a global, multi-faith prayer vigil. OurVoices is a new group that aims to reach millions of people of faith and moral belief, urging them to PRAY in their own tradition for the Paris 2015 UN Climate Summit to succeed where all past talks have failed.
On Sunday evening, December 7, around the world people from diverse faith and spiritual communities will gather for public vigils – lit by solar lamps! We want you to be involved
Faneuil Hall Square
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or R.S.V.P.: Fran@MIPandL.org
Can’t come? Join the virtual vigil at: http://www.ourvoices.net/lima (scroll down) Send photos of your vigil.
When world leaders come together in Lima, they need to know that we’re holding them in our thoughts, meditations and prayers. Our prayers will bring hope. Our lights will guide the way.
Consider bringing a charged solar light for the vigil, either one you have or one from our friends at SolarAid.
SolarAid does fantastic work fighting climate change and poverty on the ground, by bringing solar lights to some of the worlds most remote places.
Because our vigils are bringing hope to our leaders we want our vigils to demonstrate the beautiful future that is possible. This is why we are trying to solar power as many vigils as possible!
As well as this, every SolarAid lamp used at a #LightForLIMA vigil will also bring two lamps to rural Africa!
(Any lights ordered in the US will be sent from a supplier in the US so you will have time to get them. The average delivery time is about 4 days, so if you make sure you order them with a week to spare you should receive them in time.)
Alternate: Bring a beeswax candle to light. Beeswax is considered “carbon neutral” (not counting the energy used to make the candles), as the CO2 given off when they burn was recently taken in by a plant and made into nectar. We will provide some used “church” candles made from beeswax.
Better Future Project
Franciscan Action Network
First Parish Church in Cambridge, Environmental Justice Task Force
Jewish Climate Action Network
Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ
Mass Interfaith Power and Light
and more every day…..