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Sacred Rivers from the Jordan to the Hudson: An interfaith ceremony during Climate Week
September 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
A CLIMATE WEEK 2019 PROGRAM
Sacred Rivers, from the Jordan to the Hudson: An interfaith ceremony honoring the life in the Hudson and the Jordan Rivers during Climate Week
As part of Climate Week, environmentalists who protect the Hudson and Jordan Rivers will join with religious leaders in New York City for an interfaith ceremony focusing on the shared risk communities and ecosystems across the globe face from climate disruption.
A water ritual will highlight the afternoon’s events. Interfaith leaders and environmentalists will carry ritualized water from the Jordan River from the James Memorial Chapel to the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway on the Hudson River. They will pour the ritualized water from a vessel into the Hudson as an act of transnational solidarity.
2-3 pm Interfaith ceremony at James Chapel
3 pm Water Walk to the Hudson River for those who wish
Speakers at the event include:
Karenna Gore, Director of the Center for Earth Ethics
Chief Dwaine Perry, Ramapough Lenape Nation
Rabbi Burt Visotzky, Jewish Theological Seminary
Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director, EcoPeace Middle East
Yana Abu Talib, Jordanian Director, EcoPeace Middle East
Nada Majdalani, Palestinian Director, EcoPeace Middle East
Jessica Roff, Director of Advocacy and Engagement, Hudson Riverkeeper
The Center for Earth Ethics, Hudson Riverkeeper, Jordan River Waterkeeper/ EcoPeace Middle East, Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Waterkeeper Alliance
This event is FREE – Please RSVP