#For Such a Time: Take action today for climate resiliency!

Tell Congress to support solutions that address communities threatened by extreme weather this year!  

November For Such a TimeTogether with presiding bishops of the ELCA and the Episcopal church, we PRAY, FAST and ACT in support of federal investments to make our nation, communities, and public services more resilient and better prepared in the face of increasingly common and destructive natural disasters and changing weather patterns. 

WE PRAY 

We pray today for our nation’s elected leaders to invest in sustainable recovery and preparedness infrastructure designed for an uncertain and dangerous future. 

Pope Francis ended his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ with prayers for the earth, our common home. One prays, “O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction. Read the prayers, at the end of the document,  here.  

WE FAST 

We fast on this day in solidarity with people whose lives are threatened by rising sea levels, increasingly destructive storms, extreme droughts, and fires. If you are unable to fast, consider participating by abstaining from carbon or fossil fuel based resources.

WE ACT 

As Lutherans and Episcopalians, together let us lift our voices by urging our elected leaders to support strong policy solutions that address the increasingly urgent preparation and reconstruction needs of communities threatened by extreme and unpredictable weather. 

(Read more about U.S. Reslience Programs here). 

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