Pray For Our Pacific

Faith communities unite for those affected by climate change

A diverse range of faith communities throughout Australia and the world will unite to pray this Sunday for Pacific Islanders whose nations are being damaged  by climate change. Pray for Our Pacific is an initiative of the Pacific Island-based group 350 Pacific,  which, as part of the global 350.org group, aims to highlight the vulnerabilities of island nations to climate change.

Sunday September 11 is the the culmination of a week of activities in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. See this map for locations. Events have been organised in American Samoa, Australia, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Germany, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and the United States.

“We cannot build a Pacific Climate Movement without engaging our faith communities. Faith is pivotal to our people, and like the ocean, it connects us. In the face of the climate crisis, we need prayer to carry our people and faith to build resilience.” – Koreti Tiumalu, 350.org Pacific Coordinator.

WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 2016

WHAT: Faith community in solidarity praying for people of the Pacific

WHERE: Throughout Australia and the Pacific, as well as internationally.

See http://350pacific.org/prayforourpacific/ for a map of events.

IN SYDNEY:  Uniting Church parish Homebush-Strathfield, weekends of Sep 11 and Sep 18

Services are at Strathfield, 13 Carrington Ave at 9.30 am Sunday

Homebush – corner Meredith St & Burlington Rd, Homebush, NSW at 1 pm Sunday.

Contact: Rev Alimoni Taumoepeau, monit@bigpond.com  0407 613 991

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