SDUMC leads Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally

Call to stop climate change. (Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels)

San Dieguito United Methodist Church conducts a church-wide event called Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally. The event commences on Oct. 15 and ends on Oct. 18. The rally is set from 1:00 p.m to 2:15 p.m.

Faith communities and their supporters assemble at the County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Highway.

Call for Action

San Dieguito United Methodist Church, in cooperation with the green faith international network and Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice, leads Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally.

As indicated on its webpage, this is a church-wide event that San Dieguito United Methodist Church organizes two weeks before the United Nations climate negotiations in Glasgow. 

The Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally aims to demand political and financial leaders act upon climate change. 

According to SDUMC’s Facebook page, bringing the planet’s destruction is against religion. Everyone should take part as stewards of nature. 

Last Friday commenced Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally.

This Monday, faith communities and their allies continued the call for action at the County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Highway. 

The Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally highlighted five key demands on climate and equity. The rally challenged the County's Regional Decarbonization Framework to prioritize the five key demands presented. 

These five key demands are investing in green infrastructure for environmentally impacted communities, focusing on developing and providing local green jobs for underserved communities, and a just transition for fossil fuel workers. 

Also included in the key demands are transitioning rapidly to 100% renewable energy and prioritizing marginalized communities when developing sustainable transit solutions. Lastly, it calls for authorities to act on making San Diego Count zero carbon by 2030. 

The Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally also featured entertainment such as music and street theater. Additionally, reflections and prayers are done from a diversity of faith traditions.

Cited from the same web page are the sponsors for this event, CA Poor People’s Campaign and SanDiego350

About Climate Change 

As per NASA’s webpage, climate change is a significant change in the usual weather experienced in a particular location. This one may pertain to a decrease in the amount of rain a place usually gets within a year. 

It may also mean a change in a place’s usual temperature for a season or a month. 

When climate change happens, a change in Earth’s climate occurs. Such an occurrence could be a change in the planet’s average temperature. 

It may also be a change in where snow and rain usually fall on the planet. 

The difference between weather and climate is that climate takes hundreds or even millions of years to happen, while it only takes a few hours for the weather. 

How to Respond to Climate Change

According to NASA, there are various ways to help stop climate change.

One can help by utilizing less water and energy. Turning off lights and television before leaving a room and turning off the faucet when brushing one’s teeth are also some ways to help. Lastly, people may also help by planting trees.

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