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Interfaith Walk for Climate Change(A)

Religious Witness for the Earth is sponsoring the Interfaith Walk for Climate Change to raise awareness for climate change and “to call attention to the urgent and ethical need for…action to address global warming.” The nine-day walk across Massachusetts takes place from March 16-24, 2007, staring in Northampton and ending at a rally at Copley Square in Boston.
The walk will begin at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Northampton at 11am on March 16th and go through various towns, including Newton, Wellesley, and Worcester. Lodging and dinner will be provided each night at various designated worship centers and each night there will be educational programs and songs.
Walkers are welcome for any length of time – from the entire nine days or just one day. Walkers are asked that they register beforehand and check-in at the designated starting point on the mornings they are walking. Registration is open until March 5th and can be completed online (for the registration click here; for a detailed daily schedule, click here). Walkers are asked to make a $20 donation for every day they walk – but no one will be denied the opportunity to walk for lack of funds.
The walk also welcomes volunteers to assist in setting up sites, passing out food, and helping to clean up. Additionally, the walk gratefully welcomes donations from organizations and individuals who would like to help financially support the event. For more information on donating or volunteering, click here.
The Religious Witness for the Earth (RWE) is an interfaith network founded in 2001 by Rev. Fred Small, a minister at the First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA, Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, the Pastor of Haydenville Congregational Church in Haydenville, MA and Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, leader of the Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation of Bethesda, MD. The RWE’s sees “climate change and environmental devastation as issues of justices. RWE invokes the loving spirit, selfless courage, and moral authority of the civil right movement. Through prayer, education, and nonviolent action, we join hands to protect the earth.”