Yesterday I was one of over 310,000 people to march across Manhattan the weekend before the UN Climate Summit
with the People’s Climate March. Together, we asked our leaders both domestically and internationally to support a strong, global commitment to curbing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the most vulnerable communities worldwide from the devastating effects of climate change. The march included a broad swath of people from environmental, labor, scientific and faith communities. In the hours leading up to the March, Reform Jews stood side by side with Catholics, Muslims, Protestants, Unitarians, Southern Baptists, seekers and pagans for an interfaith prayer service. On a stage propped up in front of an inflatable mosque and an interfaith arc, we watched Rabbi Arthur Waskow
give a benediction, Josh Nelson
and Neshama Carlebach
lead a niggun
, monks, preachers, imams and priests all provide blessing in their traditions for the march, the UN Summit leaders, and the earth.