Protecting Our Planet

These videos of rituals and spiritually-based social actions point toward  Spiritually Rooted, Strategically Focused Action on the Climate Crisis.  Some include multi-religious actions at the White House in March 2013 that call for stronger action about the climate crisis of global scorching, including a pre-Passover/ Holy Week pray-in with Palms and Matzah and the arrest of Rabbi Arthur Waskow at the White House gate.

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VIDEO: Arthur Waskow arrested at White House, pre-Passover/ Holy Week, 2013

VIDEO: During the week before Passover/ Holy Week in 2013, Reb Arthur Waskow was arrested with other clergy and religious leaders at the White House while participating with Interfaith Moral Action for the Climate in a pre-Passover/ Holy Week interfaith service.  Beside him, waiting to be arrested a few minutes later, was Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, a member of The Shalom Center’s Board and a member of the faculty of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Click on the title or the triangle on the video pane to watch the two-minute video. Details of this action are located at https://theshalomcenter.org/arrested-palms-matzah-globe-and-white-house

Challenge Carbon Pharaohs: Interfaith Prayer Service in the Spirit of Passover & Palm Sunday:

We Challenge the Carbon Pharaohs of Our Generation

And We Seek to Create the Beloved Community.

May Every Land and all of Earth become a Land of Promise!

March 22, 2015

[ This service could be used in future years

as a framework for Earth-honoring prayerful actions

in many seasons , not only at Passover-time.]

 


[On translations from Hebrew: We translate “YHWH” in light of its “pronunciation” with no vowels as simply a Breath – the Breath of all life, rather than “Lord.” We translate “Yisrael” as “Godwrestlers.”  Mitzrayyim,” a double “Narrowness,” is the Hebrew word for “Egypt.” We translate it as “Tight & Narrow Space” or π“Narrowness.”  “Hallelu-Yah” is in Hebrew two words, meaning “Let us praise YAH/ God’s aspect as the life-breath.”  [Translations from Exodus are by Everett Fox in The Five Books of Moses (Schocken,1995), with some changes by Rabbi Arthur Waskow.]

The shofar sounds: “Sleepers, Awake!”      

T’ruah!  --- Shevarim!  --- Tekiah gedolah! ---- ”

 

[The assembly sings from Psalm 148, to the melody of “Michael Row the Boat Ashore”:]

 Praise God, sun and moon, Hallelu-YAH.

Praise Yah, you stars of light, Hallelu-YAH.

 Praise God, you high heavens, Hallelu-YAH.

 All that flows in all the world, Hallelu-YAH.

 

Let them all praise God's Name, Hallelu-YAH.

 For God spoke and they appeared, Hallelu-YAH.

 
With God they take their stand, Hallelu-YAH.

 God's rhythm none must break, Hallelu-YAH.

 

Praise Yah from the Earth, Hallelu-YAH.

You sea-monsters and all deeps, Hallelu-YAH.

 Fire, hail, snow, and steam, Hallelu-YAH.

 
Stormy wind to do God's word, Hallelu-YAH.

IMAC Jan 2017 - Jay Winter Nightwolf

Jay Winter Nightwolf,
INTERFAITH MORAL ACTION ON CLIMATE

WITH LOVE, WE WILL RESIST! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017 New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC for a multi-faith, spiritual assembly to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  on his 88th Birthday with the following agenda:

1. STAND UP & ORGANIZE FOR JUSTICE for people and planet Earth

2. ACT IN SOLIDARITY with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Water is life!

IMAC Jan 2017 - Sahar Ahlsalani

Sahar Alsahlani, Community of Living Traditions, Stony Point
INTERFAITH MORAL ACTION ON CLIMATE

WITH LOVE, WE WILL RESIST!

Sunday, January 15, 2017 New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC for a multi-faith, spiritual assembly to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  on his 88th Birthday with the following agenda:

1. STAND UP & ORGANIZE FOR JUSTICE for people and planet Earth

IMAC Jan 2017 - Rev. Lennox Yearwood

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus

INTERFAITH MORAL ACTION ON CLIMATE

WITH LOVE, WE WILL RESIST!

Sunday, January 15, 2017 New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC for a multi-faith, spiritual assembly to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  on his 88th Birthday with the following agenda:

1. STAND UP & ORGANIZE FOR JUSTICE for people and planet Earth

2. ACT IN SOLIDARITY with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Water is life!

IMAC Jan 2017 - Rev. Dr. Caroll Baltimore

Rev. Dr. Carroll Baltimore, Senior Pastor of the International Community Baptist Churches, USA and the Philippines 
INTERFAITH MORAL ACTION ON CLIMATE 

WITH LOVE, WE WILL RESIST!

Sunday, January 15, 2017 New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC for a multi-faith, spiritual assembly to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  on his 88th Birthday with the following agenda:

1. STAND UP & ORGANIZE FOR JUSTICE for people and planet Earth

IMAC Jan 2017 - Imam Johari Abdul-Malik

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center
INTERFAITH MORAL ACTION ON CLIMATE

WITH LOVE, WE WILL RESIST!

Sunday, January 15, 2017 New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC for a multi-faith, spiritual assembly to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his 88th Birthday with the following agenda:

1. STAND UP & ORGANIZE FOR JUSTICE for people and planet Earth

2. ACT IN SOLIDARITY with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Water is life!

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