Sunday, September 21, 2014
St. Louis People's Climate March
Today was a beautiful day for St. Louis' People's Climate March. While I couldn't make it to the big one in New York, it still felt great to be part of the movement in some way. I was there as a representative of Missouri Interfaith Power & Light (and UU :-). While there were a few people of faith there, I was saddened that not more had turned out. We did quite a bit of outreach to the religious communities (Unitarian Universalists included), but very few came. I am not sure why. What does it take to motivate religious people? The weather was perfect, the march in a convenient location, and it is a social justice issue. Yet, there seems to still be disconnect and distinct lack of activism. I was heartened, though, by the faith representation in New York. Perhaps that will spread out to the rest of the country!