Big Events Are Planned for This Fall

In November, global leaders will convene in Paris at the 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change. And next week, on September 23rd and 24th, Pope Francis will be in the United States to speak to President Obama and address Congress. He is the first pope in history to do so and this visit comes on the heels of his encyclical urging action on climate change.

On September 25th, Pope Francis will open the UN General Assembly, followed by a Heads of State meeting which will focus on climate in New York.

In preparation for the Pope’?s visit please join NYIPL members at one or more of the following events:

IN BUFFALO

Rise Up for Climate Justice
Thursday, September 24th, 4:00 p.m. pre-rally, 5:00 p.m. rally
Niagara Square, Buffalo
(at the intersection of Delaware, Niagara, Genesee and Court Streets)

IN ITHACA

Vigil for Earth
Thursday Sept. 24, 7 pm
Dewitt Park, Ithaca
(Intersection of Buffalo and N. Cayuga Streets)

Stand with Pope Francis on the eve of his address to the United Nations
Peaceful vigil with songs, prayers, and readings.
Bring a flashlight or other light source.
People of all faiths {or no faith} are welcome.
Sponsored by the Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN)
For more information contact John Finn, 607-592-8541

IN ROCHESTER

Prayer Vigil ? ?Care for our Common Home?
Wednesday, September 23rd, 4:00 p.m.
St. Marianne Cope Parish at Good Shepherd Chapel, 3318 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester

Rochester Moral March for Climate Justice
Thursday, September 24th, 4:30 p.m.
Liberty Pole, at East Main and East Avenue, Rochester

Your Faith and Climate Change:
A talk with Catholic Climate Ambassador Dr. Gerry Gacioch
Thursday, September 24th, 7:00 p.m.
Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 150 French Road, Rochester

IN NEW YORK CITY

Light the Way Festival of Prayer and Music
Thursday, September 24th, 4:30 ? 5:30 p.m.
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St. and 1st Ave.), New York City

Under One Sky Rally
Thursday, September 24th, 6:00 ? 7:45
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St. and 1st Ave.), New York City

Overnight Vigil
Thursday, September 24th, 8:00 ? morning
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St. and 1st Ave.), New York City

IN WASHINGTON, DC

Procession to Multi-Faith Vigil
Wednesday, September 23rd, 5:30 p.m.
Departing from All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard, Washington, DC

Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil
Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. until Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 a.m.
John Marshall Place Park (Pennsylvania Ave. & 4th Street NW), Washington, DC

Rally
Thursday, September 24th, 7:30 a.m.
The National Mall, between 3rd and 7th Streets, NW, Washington, DC
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