Earth Day 50th Anniversary

Multi-Faith Earth Day Service

Sunday, April 19

The Cathedral and Interfaith Power & Light are co-hosting this online service focused on our shared call to climate action. Join us in prayer and song in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Our traditions are beautiful in their diversity. Each offers a unique gift to our collective effort to protect our Earth with all her living communities. Leaders from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist and other spiritual communities share their traditions’ gifts through sacred text, commentary, and song, and call us to collective action.

Download the service program

Get involved!

Please take action along with Interfaith Power and Light and others participating in this service. Ask your Senators to support vote by mail legislation so that we can all safely choose our leaders in upcoming elections.

Watch live beginning at 11 am eastern on April 19

Follow along with us: Service Leaflet

Holy Eucharist with Guest Preacher the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Sunday, April 19 • 11:15 am eastern

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, the Cathedral celebrates creation with special prayers, music, and guest preaching from the Reverend Margaret Bullitt-Jonas.

The Reverend Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist who serves as Missioner for Creation Care for both the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ. She seeks to inspire and support a wave of religious activism to address the climate crisis, deepen reverence for God’s creation, and create a more just and sustainable society. Learn more at RevivingCreation.org

“Honest to God” Series: Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22 • 8 pm eastern

The Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation, hosts the latest edition of the Cathedral’s online “Honest to God” series. A panel discussion on healing the earth in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day features Reverend Traci Blackmon, Reverend Margaret Bullitt-Jonas and Bishop David Rice, regarding the urgency of collective, inspired, and loving action to end the climate crisis.

Guests:

  • Reverend Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care, Episcopal Diocese of Western Mass. & Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ
  • Bishop David Rice, Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin Chair of the Episcopal Church Creation Care Task Force
  • Reverend Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO

 

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Registration to participate in the live discussion is limited to 100 people. 

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Those unable to register can watch live on Facebook or the archived event on the Cathedral’s Youtube channel.