First United Church making noise for climate change

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - First United Church congregation will be making noise for climate change this weekend sending a resounding message to world leaders to take action.
On Saturday, at 3 p.m. dozens of people are expected to gather outside the church on Prince Street, Truro, to ring a warning bell for change.
"The World Council of Churches has called on all churches in the world to make noise with ecumenical services and vigils during the height of the meeting in Copenhagen, as a sign of warning and hope for climate justice," said event spokeswoman Charlotte MacQuarrie.
"People of all spiritual traditions will also be joining the call and thousands of towns and cities around the world will be lighting up with climate change vigils."
The steeple bell will be rung 350 times, along with the church's bell ringers and all other kinds of noisemakers.
"This is a local public challenge for everyone concerned for this issue," said MacQuarrie. "All are invited to bring noisemakers of bells, horns, drums, pots and pans - whatever, to add to the event."
"This is one of the most important agreements of our time - and one of the largest global climate actions in history."
Her interest in this event stems from
concern for the environment's rise in CO2 emissions. "The safe rate for the world is 350 parts per million and we are now nearly around 400," she said. "We need to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of climate crisis - to create a new sense of urgency of possibility for our planet."
The website www.350.org tells about the international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around the solutions to the climate crisis.

smartell@trurodaily.com

Organizations: First United Church, World Council of Churches

Geographic location: Prince Street, Copenhagen

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  • Garth
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    So now the church has become science experts.

    I thought it had a different mission.