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SACRED EARTH, SACRED TRUST
June 12, 2016
A Day of Prayer & Action for People and Planet.
Sunday, June 12
FAITHS RISING FOR PEOPLE & PLANET
Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust is a worldwide, multi-faith day of prayer & action for the planet and a call for world leaders to commit to a 1.5 degree limit on global temperature rise.
Six months after world leaders reached the Paris Agreement, communities around the world will come together in a day of beautiful commitment and blessing for the earth.
1°C OF WARMING MEANS EVERYTHING
The adopted Paris Agreement is an incredible first step, but much of what we have achieved hangs in balance.
The current commitments to reduce emissions condemn us to an extremely dangerous 2.7°C increase. But experts & activists are arguing for 1.5°C as a true upper limit.
This seemingly small difference – 1.2°C – would prevent well over 100 million people from losing their homes due to droughts, floods, sea level rise and devastating storms.
In the face of this sobering reality, we need to continue the push for 1.5°C to keep hope alive.
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HOW TO JOIN IN
Around the world communities will be joining in an incredible variety of ways. Our diversity is our strongest power.
Here are just a couple of the ways communities are joining in:
- Say a prayer, make a blessing, sing a song or meditate – on your own, with your family or bring your community together.
- Stage a sit in meditation outside a place that’s important locally – a new fracking site, your town hall, a coal mine, or a place that’s at risk.
- Hold your service outdoors, to reconnect the community to nature.
- A march through your town, bring together people from your community and beyond around protecting our planet for the vulnerable.