Interfaith

Climate change is currently harming all of life on Earth. Many Bay Area residents are already experiencing the dangerous effects of sronger and longer lasting heat waves, drought, unhealthy air and water, and toxic emissions that result from refining and using fossil fuels. Join an interfaith climate action group to learn how faith communities can work together to address these and other issues and become better stewards of our part of the Earth here in the Bay Area. We engage in various enviromental and social justice activities, we participate in climate marches and events, and we work to persuade local and state legislators that climate change and its effects are a clear and urgent moral issue. Recent activities have included supporting the No Coal in Oakland coalition and organizing and staffing the Interfaith Tent at the Peoples Climate Mobilization at Lake Merritt April 29, 2017. We regularly ally with other like-minded organizations such as 350 Bay Area, Sierra Club, and Citizens for a Better Environment.
Alameda County Interfaith Climate Action Network is one of five working groups under the auspices of CA Interfaith Power and Light, and is also closely affiliated with 350 Bay Area. Frances Aubrey, a co-founder of 350 Bay Area, is currently the convener of the group, and is looking for a co-convener to help her reach out to the congregations in Alameda County that were represented at the RISE March last September. Three thousand people of faith marched in the SF RISE March, which was unprecedented. 
 
The qualifications are membership in any faith community in Alameda County and an interest in helping congregations become active on climate issues. We will encourage congregation members to attend hearings, speak to legislators, and raise the moral voice of faith communities in state, regional and local campaigns. We are also planning to compile an activists’ resource list for congregations, as well as work with 350 Bay Area to build a Speaker’s Bureau.
For more information about existing and future groups, contact Frances Aubrey, francesaubrey@earthlink.net