The preach-in is meant to pressure Obama into tackling global warming
Following several protesters paying a visit to the White House and urging the President to put an end to the Keystone XL pipeline, all for the sake of the environment, the time has now come for the country's religious leaders to embark on a similar mission.Thus, Interfaith Power and Light plans on organizing a national preach-in on climate change and global warming, which is set to take place between 8 and 10 February 2013.
The working principles behind this preach-in are fairly simple: religious leaders from across the US are to deal with pollution from a moral standpoint, the official website for Interfaith Power and Light explains.
Thus, “On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, thousands of clergy will join in our annual event to express love for Creation and address climate change as a serious moral issue.”
The spiritual leaders who agreed to take part in this preach-in hope that, following their drawing attention to the fact that human-caused environmental damage goes against religious morality and principles, US President Barack Obama will be left with no choice but abide by the promises he made shortly after being reelected.
As they put it, “Following his re-election, President Obama pledged to work for an America ‘that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet,’ so as our advocacy focus for 2013, we will ask him to make climate protection a priority.”
This preach-in is also to focus on teaching communities in various American states about the ways in which global warming will impact on their daily routine, and about what they can do to help put a leash on this phenomenon.
Those wishing to take part in this event are invited to register, and the people behind this project promise that they will get all the help they might need to prepare sermons, Bible studies and other similar activities.
“On February 8-10*, please join us in sharing messages about the need for people of faith to mobilize in a religious response to global warming,” Interfaith Power and Light urges.