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Responding to the Spirit
Working for Justice
Bathurst United is a Climate March Faith Community
On Sunday, Sept. 21, shortly before 1:00 pm,
Bathurst United will join with members of Trinity St. Paul’s United
to walk along Bloor St. to Bloor St. United to join the Global Climate Chorus!
On Sept. 21, faith communities worldwide will be making a prayerful sound outdoors.
They’ll be ringing their bells, chimes or gong, sounding their shofar, offering a call to prayer, chanting a mantra, or offering prayers outdoors.
The purpose is to create a global chorus of outdoor prayers
and meditations for the climate,
showing our concern about climate change
and its impact on the most vulnerable and on future generations.
Sept. 21 is the date of the People’s Climate March being held in New York,
just prior to the United Nations’ Climate Summit on Sept. 23.
To highlight the specific concerns of faith communities,
The World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace are also holding
an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in New York Sept. 21-22.
Together, we can make sure world leaders hear our urgent encouragement for action.
The Chorus is part of the launch of Our Voices –
a multi-faith, international campaign for a strong climate treaty.
The Bathurst community is an inclusive, participatory and Affirming Congregation.
We invite and use the gifts of all our members.
We seek to nourish the Spirit by strengthening our connectedness with one another
and with all people, especially the poor and marginalized.We seek to strengthen our
connectedness with the Earth and all creatures.
We understand the Spirit to be revealed not only in Jesus and in the Hebrew and
Christian scriptures; but also in nature and in the spirituality of other traditions.
We recognize and celebrate a wide diversity of ability, gender, origin, age, income
and sexual orientation. We welcome all those who wish to grow with us. We encourage
people to live out their gifts in the life and work of our congregation.
Bathurst United Church is a member of the United Church of Canada.