On September 8, 2018, over 30,000 people gathered in the streets of San Francisco to march for climate awareness. The march was called Rise for Climate and focused on jobs, the environment and social justice. The diversity of marchers was inspiring. As I began the march, I hoped that together we could shake the world in a gentle way.
As the Climate Summit unfolds this week there will be events, gatherings, and conversations from people all over the world. For example, a group of women active in climate change from Mongolia, the South Pacific and Bangladesh will be meeting in Sausalito to discuss their initiatives with community members. Together we will begin a gentle shake. On the other hand, maybe it’s a big shake?
On Wednesday, Grace Cathedral hosts the beginning of the Global Climate Action Summit with an interfaith gathering. Speakers from around the world will meet for conversation and reflection.You can join through the livestream. In this magnificent setting we will gather to not so gently shake the world. If you attend, watch for a surprise at the end of the service. If you look up, I’ll be in the catwalk helping with other volunteers deliver the surprise. Gently shaking the world with joy and hope.