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Lazarus coverLazarus, Come Out: A Shared Statement of Hope in the Face of Climate Change.

Signed in Boston, MA at the Climate Revival, April 27, 2013, by Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ; Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Rev. James E. Hazelwood, Bishop of the New England Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Rev. Thomas G. Carr, Senior Minister, First Baptist Church (West Hartford, CT), Co-Founder/ Co-Chair of the Board of the Inter-Religious Eco-Justice Network and Member of the Steering Committee of Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, signing on behalf of the Rev. A. Roy Medley, General Secretary of the American Baptist Churches, USA; His Eminence Metropolitan Methodius, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston (representing His All Holiness, Ecumencial Patriarch Bartholomew); and other religious leaders of New England.


A Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis to the Jewish People, to all Communities of Spirit, and to the World, from American Rabbis.

Black Church Climate Statement by Dr. Samuel Tolbert, Jr. (President, National Baptist Convention of America), Dr. Jessie Bottoms (Vice President, National Baptist Convention USA), Bishop Seth Lartey (AMEZ), Bishop Ronald Cunningham (CME), Dr. Carroll Baltimore (Global United Fellowship), Dr. Leonard Lovett (COGIC)

Encyclical Letter LAUDATO SI' of the Holy Father Francis On the Care for Our common Home.

On Care for Our Common Home – Laudato Si': A selective short summary by Vince Maraventano, MAIP&L.

Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders, on the Occasion of the UN Secretary General's High Level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Climate Change Agreement, April 18, 2016

An Islamic Response to Climate Change - Rooted in Tradition, Voices for an Eco-Islamic Ethic.

Spiritual sustenance in a time of climate crisis, by Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, March 10, 2019



A Radical Love to Remake the World. A sermon by Jim Nail, President of MA Interfaith Power & Light, Sept. 2019

Warming Up to A New Ethic. A sermon by the Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell for the First Parish Church in Weston, UU, October 14, 2018.

No Plan B. A sermon by Rev. Vicky Guest, First Congregational Church in Natick, UCC, Pentecost Sunday, 2018.

On Earth As In Heaven. A sermon by Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor, Old South Church in Boston, December 10, 2017.

"If Not Now, Tell Me When" by Rabbi Rachel Saphire, Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley. Kol Nidre Sermon 5778, September 29, 2017.

Dangers on the Road from Jerusalem to Jericho. A sermon by Vince Maraventano at First Congregational Church of Stoneham, UCC, February 7, 2015.

Touch the Earth Lightly - Creation Care Sunday. A sermon by Anthony S. Kill, The Eliot Church of Newton, April 18, 2010.

Everything Must Change. A Sermon offered by Katharine M. Preston, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Essex, NY, February 14, 2010.

Woman Wisdom. A Sermon offered by Katharine M. Preston at the First Congregational Church, Lewis, NY and United Church of Christ, Elizabethtown, NY, September 13, 2009.

Help Wanted: Community Gardeners. Sermon by Vincent Maraventano, at the First Congregational Church of Norwood, UCC, June 28, 2009 (PDF)

In God's Image. A sermon offered by Katharine M. Preston, at Keene Valley Congregational Church, May 3, 2009.

What I Learned in Jail. Sermon by the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas at All Saints Parish, Brookline, May 20, 2001, the Sixth Sunday of Easter.



Environmental Assessments as Preparation for Holy Actions. By Tom Nutt-Powell, February 2009.

Christianity and Environmental Justice. Paper/Public lecture given at Union Theological Seminary, New York, by Nancy Wright, M. Div., M.A. (PDF)



Mass. Interfaith Power & Light is a non-profit organization that provides a religious response to climate change. Our mission is to: Assist faith communities, their members and the public to decrease their carbon dioxide emissions & energy costs; educate people on why climate change is a matter of morality and justice; and advocate for policies that will lead to a sustainable future.