Friday 23 October 2015 at 21:07Help Them Reach Paris
Yeb Saño and his team of 12 climate pilgrims are walking over 1500km from Rome to Paris in time for the vital climate negotiations this December. We’re organizing and supporting the People’s Pilgrimage, and we need your help.
We’ve set up a crowd-funding campaign to help lift up their vital story and to get them to Paris safely.
The pilgrims left Rome on Sept. 30 where they were blessed by Pope Francis. They’re walking through Italy, Switzerland & France, bringing the experience of people from the world's vulnerable communities to the climate negotiations. They’re lifting up the voices of those who are most affected by climate change and calling on world leaders to move us towards a future powered by 100% clean energy.
Along the way, the pilgrims are speaking at faith communities and in town squares, sleeping in the homes of everyday people, sharing meals with strangers — connecting with thousands of people.
As winter arrives in the North hemisphere, their courageous journey continues, and they need your support.
The People's Pilgrimage with community members of Assisi, ItalyClick here to join the crowdfunder, and support our pilgrims. However much you are able to donate, it’s an enormous help, and brings us that little bit closer to a better, more just future.
Your contribution will help us hire an organizer who can identify the safest routes for their journey through France, find speaking opportunities and coordinate media coverage, and engage with local communities and make sure every step of the pilgrimage is a chance to build our movement towards Paris. The organizer will also find accommodation with members of faith communities and the wider community, keeping expenses as low as possible.
The People's Pilgrimage is giving power to citizens around the world to express their desire for a better, more just future, safe and free from climate change. Please help support Yeb and his team and consider sharing the crowdfunder on social media.
Yours in faith,
Rev. Fletcher Harper
Images via FOCSIV (Flickr Creative Commons)