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April 21, 2016

Pray for Creation Justice on Earth Day

Pray for Creation Justice on Earth Day

The Disciples Center for Public Witness is joining Creation Justice Ministries for a call to prayer on April 22 at noon local time.

Dear Disciples Justice Advocate, 

Today is Earth Day, and representatives from many countries will gather at the United Nations in New York. They plan to sign the historic Paris Agreement, which was made at the December 2015 COP 21 international climate negotiations. The United Nations will continue to accept signatures to the Paris Agreement through April 2017. Countries will need to adopt the agreement within their own legal systems, through ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. The agreement will enter into force when joined by at least 55 countries, which together represent at least 55% of global emissions. 

While in many ways our work is just beginning, tomorrow's signing ceremony is a reason for the Creation Justice community to celebrate. We have contributed to this moment.

Through our participation in Creation Justice Ministries, the Disciples Center for Public Witness is today joining with other denominational, ecumenical, and interfaith organizations, as well as tens of thousands of individual people of faith, to issue a call to prayer for God's creation. Prayers will take place at noon, whatever time zone you are in, wherever you are. We pray in gratitude for this moment, and for God's strength for hard work ahead.

Connect with Creation Justice Ministries at www.creationjustice.org. Find a treasure trove of reflection and prayer resources, including this year's Earth Day Sunday resource, Care for God's Creatures, at www.creationjustice.org/educational-resources.

ALSO: For other resources, please be sure to visit GREEN CHALICE, at www.discipleshomemissions.org/dhm/dhm-ministries/environment.

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