Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Episcopalians to join climate vigil, march

ROCHESTER - As part of the Week of Moral Action for Climate Justice, Episcopalians from around the Rochester region will be participating in two key events during the week of September 21.

On Monday, September 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in downtown Rochester (15 St. Mary’s Place), church members will join an interfaith service to raise voices and prayers for the future. Through prayers, music and reflection, the group plans to move from a desire for atonement for the harm done, to hopefulness for a future where we live conscious of our responsibilities towards the earth and all who live on it. Free parking will be available in St. Mary’s lot across from Geva and the church.

On Thursday, September 24, Episcopalians will join Rochesterians of all faiths and of none for the Moral March for Climate Justice. The group will gather to rally at 4:30 p.m. at the Liberty Pole, where we will march in solidarity with others during this national movement.

“The week of September 21 gives us the opportunity to turn our anxieties about climate change into faithful movement,” said the Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh, VIII Episcopal Bishop in Rochester. “I encourage anyone with concern and even doubts about the gravity of climate change to join us as we pray and march.”

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