Religious Leaders Support and Extend the Pope’s Call to Action

Join us to elevate the Pope’s call to climate action during his visit to Washington, D.C.
September 24-25, 2015

Climate change is profoundly impacting God’s creation and people, with the poorest and most vulnerable bearing the greatest consequences. The effects of increasing droughts, floods, wildfires, extreme weather and rising sea levels can be measured in lost lives, higher food prices, poorer health and billions of dollars in disaster relief. We can rise above ourselves and choose the good path.

Pope Francis visits America: Pope Francis will be in the United States September 22-27, 2015, visiting Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia. In Washington DC, on September 23rd, the Pope will meet with President Obama, visit with US Bishops (St. Matthews), and hold a Canonization Mass (Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception). On Thursday September 24, Pope Francis will give a historic address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress and visit St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Join the events and support the Pope’s call to climate action

On Thursday and Friday, September 24th and 25th, five organizations will host Coming Together in Faith on Climate, bringing together Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other national religious leaders in Washington D.C. at the National Cathedral to express inter-denominational support for the Pope’s call to action on climate change and creation care.

We invite you to join us at the following events held at the Washington National Cathedral.

Events Schedule

  • Thursday, September 24, 7:30 – 9pm ET
    Coming Together in Faith Celebration
    Coming Together in Faith on Climate will bring together faith communities for inspirational messages, songs and poetry to inspire and connect faith and climate leaders and build momentum for action. This free, ticketed event will be livestreamed across the country. Join the celebration and connect with people of faith working to save the planet. Register today here. Tickets are required for this free event. Or join the event online through the livestream at
  • Friday, September 25, 8:00 – 11:30am ET (7:30am continental breakfast)
    Coming Together Religious Leadership Meeting & Discussion
    Faith leaders watch the Pope address the United Nations in NYC, and share experiences and ideas on building support for climate solutions through faith in our congregations, our communities and our nation. Register here.

Featured Speakers

  • Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ

  • Rev. John C. Dorhauer, United Church of Christ

  • Rev. Sharon Watkins, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Rev. Brian McLaren, Noted Author, Speaker, Activist

  • Rabbi Shoshana Friedman, Temple Sinai

  • Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Al Waleed bin Talal Center

  • Rev. Gary Hall, Washington National Cathedral

  • Rev. Suzii Paynter, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

  • Imam Mohamed Magid, Islamic Society of North America

  • Rev. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, World Evangelical Alliance

  • Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK

  • Rev. Fred Small, First Parish

  • Rabbi Steve Gutow, Jewish Council for Public Affairs

  • Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori, Episcopal Church

  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator, Rhode Island

  • Rev. Amy Butler, The Riverside Church

  • Bishop Mariann Budde, Episcopal Diocese


Coming Together in Faith Partners

Faith In The Public Life
Blessed Tomorrow
Washington National Cathedral
Progressive Renewal
Auburn Seminary