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Pitt St to sound alarm for climate with bagpipes on global Day of Action

The Uniting Church’s Pitt Street congregation in Sydney’s CBD will join a global multi-faith event on Thursday bringing attention to a new global statement and demands of PM Scott Morrison for climate justice.

They will do this by playing bagpipes through Pitt Street Mall, hosting an environmental choir on the steps of the church at 264 Pitt St, then making a brief statement.

It’s part of a global day of action on March 11 called Sacred People Sacred Earth where places of worship all around the world will sound the climate alarm.

Each place of worship will choose its own way to do this. Every place of worship on Earth is invited to join in.

Over 100 local faith communities across Australia from diverse traditions will hold events on March 11 as part of the major global multi faith Day of Action to “sound the alarm” for the climate. Across 40 countries, religious organisations representing 100 million members are holding actions to “sound the alarm” at the yawning gap between what is required to limit global temperature rise and actual commitments by governments and financial institutions.

Churches will ring their bells, rabbis will sound the shofar, imams will call the Azan and some groups will hold silent vigils to draw attention to a series of calls on Prime Minister Scott Morrison for climate justice. The actions will be across every state and territory and over one hundred local faith communities across Australia from diverse traditions will hold events.

Moderator of the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT, the Rev. Simon Hansford, has signed the statement, which seeks net zero emissions for wealthy countries by 2030, a leap ahead of net zero by 2050. Australian religious communities are also calling on the Prime Minister and Parliament to end new fossil fuel development.

Join the Pitt Street event or find another event near you by typing your postcode into the map – see https://tinyurl.com/3b38aefa

What: Sacred People Sacred Earth global climate action
Where: 264 Pitt St in Sydney’s CBD
When: March 11, 10.40am

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