By Tiffany Hartung, Field Director
This month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its dire climate outlook report. We are witnessing the tragic effects of climate change play out around the world as climate disasters intensify.
We are in a critical moment: our actions this month could determine the course of the climate crisis for generations to come. It’s crucial that Congress deliver a Build Back Better Budget with bold climate investments that match the scale of the climate crisis and our communities’ needs.
People of faith and conscience across the country will be bringing the moral call for urgent climate action to Congress during the August recess. Join IPL and our faith community partners in raising your voice and being visible to Congress this month!
Our spiritual traditions teach us to act with love and compassion to address the crises before us. Now is the time to call on Congress to address both the climate crisis and environmental justice in our communities.
Join us this month in raising your voice at one of these upcoming faith community actions:
Dayenu Hear the Call events
Our partner Dayenu, a Jewish Call to Climate Action, is hosting a series of public in-person Jewishly-rooted and multifaith actions across the country. The Hear the Call events are happening throughout the month of Elul as Jewish communities prepare for the High Holidays. They are showing up at our Senators’ doorsteps to call them to action with the blasts of the shofar. The aim is to give Senators the courage and moral clarity they need to pass a just, green recovery. See if there is an event near you to join and help send a strong moral message to our Senators.
August 27th – Act for Creation. Act for Justice: National Faith Call-In Day for Congressional Climate Action
Join us for a day of action to ask our congressional leaders to invest in climate action and creation justice!
Sign up for this virtual event on August 27th at 12pm Eastern to join people of faith in calling your members of Congress, asking them to pass a climate budget that includes important, once-in-a-generation investments in climate change prevention and resilience.
Across our diverse faith traditions, IPL and our partners are united in our call for significant, bold and ambitious climate investments that create family- and community-sustaining jobs, while caring for this sacred earth and our neighbors.
Join us in giving our members of Congress the courage and moral clarity to go BIG on climate, passing infrastructure AND recovery legislation with the maximum funding for climate, care, good jobs, and justice.