Update: Light the Way: Multi-faith Prayer and Musical Convergence & Overnight Prayer Vigil
On the evening of September 24, the night before Pope Francis speaks to the UN, there will be a multi-faith prayer convergence called Light the Way from 4:30-5:30 pm at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th street and First Avenue), just a few blocks from the United Nations. Leaders from Catholic and other faith communities will offer prayers, meditations and music to show support for Pope Francis’ message at the UN to world leaders the following day on the urgency of addressing climate change and poverty, and to pray for world leaders to act.
Climate change is both a global crisis and an immense opportunity. It challenges us to live better and walk more responsibly on the earth. How can we use the wisdom of Jewish teaching and the collective passion and ingenuity of the Jewish people to inspire a vision for the future? What changes can we make to help bring the resources of the Jewish people to bear on this issue?
This campaign presents a framework for thought and action that seeks to answer these questions.
Many individuals, communities and Jewish institutions believe that they should contribute to the sustainability of the planet and do something about climate change and related ecological problems but find the scale of the challenge overwhelming. Most do not know where to start.
This campaign aims to present large scale vision, small scale recommendations for action, and a framework for connecting the two.