Global Climate Action Summit Multi-Faith Service of Wondering and Commitment

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4:00 pm
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As the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) gets underway in San Francisco, representitives of a diverse array of faith traditions will gather at Grace Cathedral for a multi-faith service of connection, wondering, and commitment to climate action. The service includes a multi-faith procession; music and spoken word drawn from a variety of faith traditions; and video greetings and words of encouragement from His Holiness the Dalai Lama (via video), His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople (via a representative), and the Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church (via video). 

Service participants also will hear from Ms. Christiana Figueres, who served as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Catherine Flowers, Director of Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement at the Center for Earth Ethics, and members of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's monastic community. In addition, they will experience original artwork by Grace Cathedral artist-in-residence Sukey Bryan and a short dance performance about climate change by renowned San Francisco-based dance company ODC/Dance. Near the conclusion of the service, there will be an invitation for participants and live-stream viewers to make or renew their commitments to protecting Earth and its inhabitants, ensuring that the day's inspiration will prompt meaningful action by faith bodies and individuals worldwide.

To sign up for the livestream, please click here.

There will also be Global Climate Action Summit Faith-Rooted Affiliated Workshops designed and facilitated by leaders and experts representing many faiths Wednesday, September 12 through Friday, September 14 at Grace Cathedral. Participants will engage with issues of faith, climate change, local and global action, and learn about environmental praxis from a multi-faith perspective.

For more information, visit the workshop information page.

Co-sponsored by:

Episcopal Diocese of California, Green Faith, and Interfaith Power and Light Logos


Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
1100 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415.749.6300
Fax: 415.749.6301