#fastfortheclimate

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Fasting is an important and powerful way to invigorate action on global warming!

Today, June 1st, begins a monthly worldwide fast. I only learned about http://www.fastfortheclimate.org just now.

So, I will choose another day in June to fast and then join the fast with everyone else on July 1st.

Global warming is impacting those who are resource poor first even though it has been the wealthy nations who have created the problem. This is unjust. CO2 emissions emitted today will visit the next generation with even more severe consequences. This is generational injustice.

The Hebrew prophet tells us that fasting for justice is right on the mark!

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. (Isaiah 58:6-8)

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