Lutheran World Federation: Fast for the Climate

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One fast. One day. Every month.


The Lutheran World Federation (*) is calling for a fast on the first day each month until December 2014, when the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place in Lima, Peru.


We fast in many different places and faith communities worldwide.
We fast for climate justice.
We fast in solidarity:

  • With people around the world affected by climate change 
  • With the millions who have lost homes and livelihoods because of extreme weather events
  • In remembrance of the many who have lost their lives

Fasting is a long-standing spiritual practice found in many religious traditions.


Become a Faster! Join the Lutheran communion and an expanding network of individuals, groups and organizations in building a groundswell of support for actions that slow climate change.


Departments: Department for Mission and Development, Department for Theology and Public Witness


Programs: Capacity for Advocacy, International Affairs and Human Rights, Public Theology & Interreligious Relations


Partners Include: 18 Million Rising, 350.org, Avaaz, Climate Action Network, Climate Justice Network, Forecast the Facts, Friends of the Earth, Global Call for Climate Action, Move On, World Council of Churches


Source: lutheranworld.org 

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(*) The LWF is a global communion of 144 churches in the Lutheran tradition, representing over 72 million Christians in 79 countries.