On the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s birth (his actual birthday, rather than his official national holiday) Interfaith Moral Action on Climate held a rally and interfaith service outside the Hershey Lodge in Hershey PA. Why there? The Republican National Committee was meeting there, and it is imperative that our national political leaders clearly acknowledge the growing harm coming from climate change, and move to both address the impacts and limit our continuing complicity in adding to the problem.
Continue on to read Rachel Mark’s remarks, and link on to a wire story about the event. Read last year’s excellent reflection on climate justice and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. written by PA IPL board president Rabbi Daniel Swartz here. And re-read Jacqueline Patterson’s remarks about race and climate change at our 2014 Annual Conference here. The Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley (board member of the national IPL) has also contributed importantly to this conversation. Read his 2013 piece from the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington here.
Rachel Mark, Secretary of the Board of PA Interfaith Power & Light, offered these remarks: I speak today on behalf of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light. PA IPL is a community of congregations, faith- Continue reading MLK the RNC, and the climate gap