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The San Diego Coalition to
Preserve our Common Home


CONTACT: Masada Disenhouse, SanDiego350 619-277-4594
Interfaith forum to celebrate Pope’s message on climate justice and seek to apply lessons locally
Local faith, labor and environmental leaders to urge San Diegans to recognize
the moral necessity of a rapid and just transition to a sustainable future

San Diego, CA- At Answering Earth’s Call: An Interfaith Forum on Climate, on the day of the Pope’s historic address to a joint session of Congress, speakers organized by the San Diego Coalition to Preserve our Common Home will address an audience of over 300, underscoring the interconnectedness of social justice and climate change and the moral imperative to act now on climate change.
WHAT: Forum featuring faith, labor, environmental and community leaders, a procession of clergy, and inspiring music by youth choirs from St. James Academy and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
WHEN: Thursday, September 24th, 7pm (doors open 6:30pm).
WHO: San Diego faith, labor, social justice and environmental leaders, including Kent Peters, Catholic Diocese of San Diego; Very Rev. Penny Bridges, St Paul’s Cathedral; Rabbi Laurie Coskey, Interfaith Center for Worker Justice; Nana Firman, Islamic Center of San Diego; Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Professor, USD; Rev. J. Lee Hill Jr., Christian Fellowship Congregational; Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson, Palomar Unitarian Universalist; Jim Miller, AFT Local 1931; Maria Concepcion “Conchita” Villanueva, Environmental Health Coalition; Itzel Osmara Martinez, Student; and Eddie Junsay, SanDiego350.
WHERE: St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Avenue, San Diego 92103 – in the Great Hall, enter on 5th Avenue between Olive and Nutmeg Streets.
VISUALS: Procession of clergy, Youth choirs, colorful banners, hundreds of participants.

Forum details are at

The coalition, whose name is inspired by the title of the Pope’s recent, ground-breaking Encyclical on climate change (Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home), has developed a climate justice statement that clergy and laypeople can sign onto. The coalition of over thirty local faith, labor, environmental and social justice groups includes: Interfaith Center for Worker Justice, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, SanDiego350, Environmental Health Coalition, St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego Organizing Project, American Federation of Teachers Guild 1931, California Nurses Association, Foothills United Methodist Church, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council Environmental Caucus, Islamic Center of San Diego, St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church of God in Christ, Cleveland National Forest Foundation, Climate Action Campaign, Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Christian Fellowship Congregational Church United Church of Christ.
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