Faith Hub - The March to End Fossil Fuels

Start: Sunday, September 17, 202311:00 AM

On September 17th, people of faith and conscience will join the March to End Fossil Fuels in New York City, calling on President Biden to stop fossil fuel expansion and extraction.

The march will take place ahead of the UN Climate Ambition Summit – a first-of-its-kind meeting hosted by the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres, who has announced that the ‘ticket to entry’ for world leaders is commitment to ending fossil fuel expansion. While the Biden administration continues to green-light mega-polluting fossil fuel projects, we are mobilizing around the summit to leverage as much national and international pressure as possible to call on Biden to change course. This is a critical moment for mass mobilization on fossil fuels that could move Biden towards stronger fossil fuel phase-out ahead of the 2024 election.

Sign up using the form on the right side of this page to join the Faith Hub for the mobilization.

We recognize this mobilization is planned for the second day of Rosh Hashanah. There were a number of factors that led the mobilization coordinators to choose this date, and they did not make this decision lightly. We deeply respect Jewish communities have different relationships with protest and social action during the High Holidays. We honor and affirm that many Jewish communities and organizations will be praying at this time and celebrate these observances.

September 17 Schedule -

11 AM - Multi-faith Invocation - on 53rd, between Broadway & 7th Ave

11:45 AM - Begin Faith Hub line-up

12:50 PM - Muslim mid-day prayer

(Approx) 1:15 PM - Begin march - end with a rally at 1st Ave and 49 St

4:30 - Rally program ends

Faith Hub Coordinators -

  • Aly Tharp -
  • Jim Gordon (New York) -
  • Oluwatosin (Tosin) Kolawole (New Jersey) -

Faith Hub Captains -

  • Metro NY Catholics - Nancy Lorence
  • Unitarian Universalists - Rev. Peggy Clarke
  • Rutgers Presbyterian Church - Charles Lindskoog
  • Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light - Renika Weimer
  • Faith Partners for the Planet (South Jersey) - Ruth Darlington
  • New Jersey Eco Activists - Mark Lesko
  • Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns - Susan Gunn
  • Roosevelt, Long Island, Environmental Climate/ faith hub - Jerry Rivers
  • Harvard Divinity School Hub - Eliza Rockefeller
  • Congregation Beth Elohim - Margery Cooper, Emily Sachs, Miriam Weiner
  • Rutgers Presbyterian Church - Carl Lindskoog
  • Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns - Susan Gunn
  • Muslim Community - Imam Saffet Catovic
  • DC area faith community - Gabriela Martinez
  • Queens Cares for Creation - Rev. Jeffrey Courter
  • NYC Quakers - Katherine Alford & Yana Landowne
  • Trinity Church Wall Street - David Ward
  • Episcopals - Allegra Lovejoy & Phoebe Chatfield

Endorsing Faith Organizations
(in alphabetical order)

  • American Jewish World Service

  • Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation

  • BFUU Social Justice Committee

  • Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

  • Center for Earth Ethics

  • Central Bergen Circle of GreenFaith

  • Church of the Covenant, Boston

  • Church Women United in New York State

  • Community Church of New York

  • Eco Justice Collaborative of Phila. Yearly Meeting (Quakers)

  • Eco-Stewards Program

  • Environmental Justice Team, Unitarian Society of Ridgewood

  • Franciscan Response to Fossil Fuels

  • Green Muslims of New Jersey (GMNJ)

  • GreenFaith

  • Greenfaith SoCO (Southern Colorado)

  • Greenwich Friends Meeting

  • Interfaith EarthKeepers

  • Interfaith Power & Light

  • Interfaith Power and Light (DC, MD, NoVa)

  • Jewish Voice for Peace Northern New Jersey

  • Jewish Voice for Peace NYC

  • Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light

  • Laudato Si Movement

  • Laudato Si Movement - Nigeria

  • Lutherans Restoring Creation

  • Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

  • Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light, Inc.

  • Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement

  • New Jersey Poor People's Campaign

  • New York Interfaith Power & Light

  • New York State Council of Churches

  • One Earth Sangha

  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Center for Climate Justice & Faith

  • Pax Christi Metro New York

  • Pax Christi New York State

  • Pax Christi USA

  • Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light

  • Quaker Activism

  • Quaker Earthcare Witness

  • Rev. Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir

  • Rhode Island Poor People's Campaign

  • Rivers & Mountains GreenFaith

  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Justice Team

  • Swarthmore Friends Meeting (Quakers)

  • The People's Justice Council

  • The Unitarian Society, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation (East Brunswick, NJ)

  • Trenton Meeting of Friends - Peace and Social Concerns

  • Unitarian Universalist Association

  • Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth

  • Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice

  • United Women in Faith

  • UUFP Social Justice Committee

  • Waterspirit

  • World Council of Churches

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