Raise your voices ahead of the Paris summit
Nov 25, 2015 — Dear Friends:
Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, and we are less than one week away from the most important summit that can set the course to meet it.
World leaders will come to Paris to hammer out a global agreement to stop the deadly rise in temperatures before the clock runs about. The World Bank just announced that climate change could push 100 million of our brothers and sisters into extreme poverty by 2030. That’s only 15 years away. And that’s only the beginning.
People of faith are not willing to sit back and let this happen. Over the past few months, they have spoken out—loudly and clearly. Now it’s time for believers from all religious traditions to rise up and let their voices ring through the halls of Paris.
I am asking you to support our Faith for Earth campaign by clicking here: https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-announce-a-more-ambitious-renewable-energy-target-before-paris. Let your voice be heard. Share the petition. We don’t have much time left.
In just a few days, the climate conference in Paris gets underway. Religious leaders will deliver your petitions to heads of state and top United Nations officials. We are asking these leaders to protect our precious home by committing to one hundred percent renewable energy by 2050.
Together, let us protect our beloved planet so that all future generations can flourish.
Yours in Peace,
Rt. Rev. Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus, Cape Town
The Christians have spoken: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html
The Muslims have spoken: http://islamicclimatedeclaration.org/islamic-declaration-on-global-climate-change/
The Buddhists have spoken: http://plumvillage.org/letters-from-thay/thich-nhat-hanhs-statement-on-climate-change-for-unfccc/
The Jewish have spoken: http://coejl.dev.confluencecorp.com/jecc/declaration/
The Hindus have spoken: http://www.hinduclimatedeclaration2015.org
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