This December, as world leaders meet in Lima, Peru, our future is on the line. Time is running out for our leaders to reach an agreement that saves us from devastating climate change. This is why OurVoices is organizing #LightForLIMA - a global, multi-faith prayer vigil. These vigils will show our leaders that we as a faith community are supportive of their efforts to bring forth valid actions to start reversing the affects of climate change.
On Sunday, December 7th, from 8:00p.m.-8:30p.m. worldwide, people from diverse faith and spiritual communities will gather for public vigils - lit by solar lamps. There are currently vigils being planned around the U.S. as well as in Canada, UK, Germany, Nigeria, Israel, the Philippines, Brazil, Australia, Japan and Bangladesh and other countries.
Franciscan Action Network will be coordinating the vigil in the Washington, D.C. area. We urge our members to host a vigil in your community. They don't have to be fancy. There are even “selfie vigils” happening – where people pray, photograph themselves, and share on social media with the hashtag, #LightForLima. Many resources are available on the website for you to help plan, including songs and prayers, suggested order of events and logos to use when printing fliers.
If we're to stop climate change we need a strong meaningful agreement that everyone can commit to. Lima is where our leaders have to nail down the fundamentals of this agreement, so that at next years' key Paris climate talks we get a climate treaty that protects our planet and our future. Together we can show our support of this very important step.