by Andrea Sears, Public News Service, published June 2, 2020
“The COVID-19 pandemic and protests over the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man in Minneapolis, have eclipsed many other major news stories. But according to the Rev. Alison Cornish, executive director at Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light, the long history of systemic racism sparking nationwide protests is part of the climate crisis, too.
“We know that people with fewer resources and less power and who are more oppressed are going to be people deeply affected by climate,” Cornish said.
She said the challenge is to confront racism and climate change not as separate problems, but as related crisis that must be dealt with as a whole to save the planet and each other.”
Read the May 28th statement from our friends at Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light.
Read the June 2 letter from the National IPL Board of Directors.