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Light for Paris Vigil – Wed, 12/9, 5:30-6:15pm St. Paul’s Church, 661 Old Post Rd, Fairfield

In the face of recent tragedies, we must come together to affirm the fundamental goodness of life and the sanctity of our existence.  Our common humanity and our ethnic, religious and cultural diversity are great gifts.  Our religions all teach us to be sources of light and hope in the face of the darkness of despair.  In times like these, we are called to pray, remember, and to act. We aim to come together as one human family, standing up for each other and for our common home.    (With appreciation to OurVoices.net, bringing faith to the climate talks)                     

Vigil for ParisWho: Anyone concerned about the need for a global climate agreement

What: Vigil to support the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, France

Where: In front of St. Paul’s Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield

When:  Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 from 5:30-6:15 pm

Why: World leaders are meeting in Paris for the UN Conference on Climate Change, aiming to reach strong, global agreements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These leaders need to know that we’re holding them in our thoughts, meditations, and prayers and are encouraging shared action for climate justice.

     We invite you to join us for a prayer vigil of support.     Light refreshments served.

Sponsored by the Fairfield County Interfaith Alliance on Climate Change: Congregation Beth El (Fairfield), The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Fairfield), Franciscan Action Network, Inter-religious Eco-Justice Network, Congregation B’nai Israel, The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Stamford, Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut and concerned individuals and clergy.

For additional information, please contact Reverend Stephanie Johnson, sjohnson@stpaulsfairfield.org.

“So powerful is the light of unity, that it can illuminate the whole earth.” – Baha’i Faith

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” – Psalm 119:105