Global Climate Action Summit Multi-Faith Service and Workshops

The Episcopal Diocese of California in partnership with GreenFaith and Interfaith Power & Light are honored to co-sponsor two events at the Global Climate Action Summit, September 12-14: a Multi-Faith Service of Wondering & Commitment; and Faith-Rooted Affiliated Workshops. These events will be held at Grace Cathedral.

Multi-Faith Service of Wondering and Commitment

As the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) gets underway in San Francisco, members of faith groups from around the world will gather at Grace Cathedral for an inspiring multi-faith service of connection, wondering, and commitment to climate action. At the heart of the service will be an invitation for participants and livestream viewers to make commitments to protecting Earth and its inhabitants, ensuring that the day's inspiration will prompt meaningful action by faith bodies and individuals worldwide.

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 global faith leaders including His Holiness the Dalai Lama (via video), His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople (via a representative), and the Most 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

Due to limited seating, the event is currently invitation-only; however, we encourage faith groups and individuals worldwide to participate via livestream.

To sign up for the livestream, please click here.

When: Wednesday, September 12, 4 pm

WhereGrace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco

Link: Calendar link


Faith-Rooted Affiliated Workshops

There will also be Global Climate Action Summit Faith-Rooted Affiliated Workshops designed and led by leaders and experts representing many faiths on 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.

When: Wednesday, September 12, Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14

WhereGrace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco

Links: Calendar linkWorkshop Descriptions here.

Register: Click here to register for the workshops currently live. More workshops to be announced. Full workshop schedule and chance to buy lunch will open mid-August. 

Cost: Attending the workshops is free, but there will be boxed lunches available for purchase for $30 each.


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