Climate Strike: Spiritual Grounding Pre-Gathering

Climate Strike: Spiritual Grounding Pre-Gathering

Organize your Faith Community to Support this Global Action

In Portland, Oregon, join us
Friday, September 20th at
Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave #110

10:00am – EcoFaith’s Pre-Gathering where we will spiritually ground ourselves and cultivate hope with our voices and instruments across the street from City Hall near the circular speaking area at Terry Schrunk Plaza. (Look for the EcoFaith Recovery Banner.)
10:30am – Climate Strike at Portland City Hall

Using EcoFaith’s Practices for Awakening Leadership, we will follow the lead of the world’s children, ground ourselves in spiritual and relational power, and ACT TOGETHER as people of faith and good will.

What to bring?
– Yourself and a contingent from your faith community
– Wear something that identifies your community or your faith or both
– Instruments! Which section of the EcoFaith “symphonic choir” will your team or community cover?! (Examples: Will your team bring shakers or bells or sticks or bucket drums or flutes or triangles or scrapers or vocals or clapping hands or dance, etc) Choose one and then EMAIL Jennilee at with the particular kind of instrument your faith community will bring to the “symphonic choir” so we can highlight your section of the on the EcoFaith Recovery website and Facebook.

Please join us! And take public transportation if possible! It reduces carbon emissions, eliminates parking frustration and expense, and will get you there on time!

Consider donating towards the youths’ Climate Festival, which is expected to require about $15,000 for event production, equipment rentals, sanitation, security, insurance and permits. A website for donations is available via this link (

Climate Strike Oregon Week of Action

Earlier this year, Greta Thunberg and 46 other youth activists issued a call to everyone around the globe to join them in a massive climate strike on September 20th. The Climate Strike will kick-off a week of mass, escalated actions between Sept 20-28.

School strikers are calling on everyone ― young people, parents, workers, and all concerned people ― to join a massive climate strike on September 20th to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.

In Portland on Friday, September 20, there will be an interfaith service and spiritual gathering time from 10:00 to 10:30 at Terry Schrunk Plaza (across the street from City Hall). This is led by EcoFaith Recovery and supported by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. All Episcopalians are welcome! We encourage you to come together with members of your congregation. Wear your congregational t-shirts, bring your singing voices, banners and musical instruments if you like, and be prepared to make a joyful noise.

Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

This week is our chance to show the politicians and fossil fuel billionaires that the real power lies with the people. This week is your chance to join the climate justice movement, and put a stop to business as usual.

In every state and every city people are stepping out their normal routines for a day or a week by taking action locally, whether that means sitting in at city halls, shutting down fossil fuel infrastructure, or marching to the governor’s office. It’s going to take all of us to change everything and there’s no better time to join us.

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