FAITHS RISING FOR PEOPLE & PLANET
Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust was a worldwide, multi-faith day of prayer & action for the planet and a call for world leaders to commit to a 1.5 degree limit on global temperature rise.
Six months after world leaders reached the Paris Agreement, communities around the world came together in a day of beautiful commitment and blessing for the earth.
More than 150 actions & events took place worldwide, in 36 countries and across every continent! Click the arrows to see photos from events around the world.
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HOW TO JOIN IN
Around the world communities are celebrating our Sacred Earth in an incredible variety of ways. Our diversity is our strongest power.
Here are just a couple of the ways communities are joining in:
- Say a prayer, make a blessing, sing a song or meditate - on your own, with your family or bring your community together.
- Stage a sit in meditation outside a place that's important locally - a new fracking site, your town hall, a coal mine, or a place that's at risk.
- Hold your service outdoors, to reconnect the community to nature.
- Organise a community project - paint a mural, banners or build a sculpture.
- A march through your town, bring together people from your community and beyond around protecting our planet for the vulnerable.
After the celebrations we will join together in calling for action to protect the earth and vulnerable people around the world by sharing a photo or video lifting up the call for 1.5°C.
This could be a mural, a poster, writing in the sand or singing a song - the more creative the better!
Share yours using #SacredEarth2016
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 1.5°C & 2°C OF WARMING MEANS EVERYTHING
The adopted Paris Agreement is an incredible first step, but much of what we have achieved hangs in balance.
The current commitments to reduce emissions condemn us to an extremely dangerous 2.7°C increase. And the goal governments gave themselves is still fixed around 2°C. But experts & activists are arguing for a vital push for 1.5°C as a true upper limit.
This seemingly small difference would prevent well over 100 million people from losing their homes due to droughts, floods, sea level rise and devastating storms.
In the face of this sobering reality, we need to continue the push for 1.5°C to keep hope alive - please share your photo on June 12 to help us do this!
We Will Celebrate
The earth as sacred; worthy of our respect, awe and veneration.
We Will Reaffirm
That ultimately, we aren´t earth’s owners, but rather her caretakers.
We will Reassert
Our moral responsibility for the well-being, interdependence of all life and show our solidarity with the most vulnerable.