A "Time for Global Reflection on Climate Disruption" Will Offer Support for Paris Talks and Interfaith Efforts to Address Terrorist Violence

19 Nov, 2015, 13:40 ET from Global Reflection www.globalreflection.org

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of concerned citizens and organizations, spearheaded by Interfaith Moral Action on Climate and the Climate Crisis Coalition, has declared December 4 - 6 a Time for Global Reflection on Climate Disruption. Midway through the Paris climate talks, people around the world will join together in expressions of support for COP21 participants and for victims of last week's attacks on Beirut and Paris. More information is posted at www.globalreflection.org.

The campaign urges people everywhere to gather on these days at local places of worship, schools, parks, or other public and private places. They're asked to take 30 minutes to reflect on their concerns and to offer encouragement through contemplative activities of their choosing such as meditation or prayer. The effort is inspired by Pope Francis' Encyclical and other recent interfaith initiatives, including the effective use of mass meditations by Sri Lanka's Sarvodaya movement to foster reconciliation in the wake of their civil war.

Ted Glick of IMAC said, "With catastrophic climate changes looming, this Time for Global Reflection offers us a timely opportunity to connect to our moral imperative and practical obligation to assure the continuance of life on the planet."

"As important as it is for governments to address climate change, it is also a moral issue that involves us all," said Camilla Norris, a University of British Columbia student. "In a world of terrorism, dysfunctional governance, and climate disruption, it's hard to be optimistic, but we can and must be hopeful. This project is the best way that I can contribute to this hope."

In a letter to people of faith worldwide, Rev. Dan Hatch, retired United Church of Christ minister from California, said "Please join us to celebrate and reflect on Earth's life-giving environment in whatever way you choose – contemplation, prayer, or other activity. You will be joining a wave of such reflections around the world!"

Josh Carroll, a GlobalReflection.org organizer, said, "In my practice of Buddhist meditation, I have become a huge believer in intentional reflection as a way to bring us more in touch with ourselves, each other, and the Earth."

NOTE:  Organizers and supporters of the Global Reflection campaign are available for interviews on request.

Contact: Josh Carroll: josh@globalreflection.org  828-773-6678

 

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