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Thursday 19th September 2019

All faiths, Integration, Mutuality, Pluralism, Respect, United

Irish Faith Groups to Join Climate Protest

News Release

What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up? Laudato Si

An Interfaith Prayer Service organised by a new Irish inter–faith climate group “FaithS for4 Action on Climate Change” invites everyone to join in and seeks to raise awareness that there is now a dire need for concrete action on climate change. This is an issue which affects everyone, no matter what faith they profess. 

The Prayer Service will take place immediately before the large–scale public participatory demonstration in support of climate action. Following the service, faith communities will process together to the public demonstration rallying at the Custom House. 

WHEN: Friday, 20 September, 11:30am –11:45am

WHERE: Famine Monument, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

WHO: Representatives from Ireland’s most prominent faith based organisations have come out publicly to support the climate protests and deliver a brief service of prayers and readings from diverse faith traditions. 

WHAT: Offering prayers and readings from a broad range of faith traditions, the Interfaith Prayer Service will seek to raise our individual awareness as well as a collective concern for caring for the world and for the climate we all share. 

Jane Mellett from Trócaire said: “Pope Francis in his encyclical “Laudato si” critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take “swift and unified global action. 

Adrian Cristea from Dublin City Interfaith Forum said: “Through prayers and readings from our diverse faith traditions connecting with the wider public in the city, the brief service will pause for thought and share the vital narrative that decision makers and the people alike share a common responsibility: to take action for a healthy world”. 

More information and contacts:
Jane Mellett, Trocaire: 0863043453
Adrian Cristea, Dublin City Interfaith Forum: 0838003345