Interfaith Moral Action on Climate Change (IMACC) was formed at a meeting in Washington, D.C. on November 3, 2011. This meeting was attended by representatives of 30 predominantly religious and interfaith groups, many of which are our current endorsers. We came together as a collaborative initiative of religious leaders, groups, and individuals in response to the pressing need for more visible, unified, prophetic action to address the climate crisis.
Highlighting the Moral Imperative
As people of faith and spirituality, we feel compelled by our traditions and collective conscience to take action on this deeply moral challenge. We believe that a moral voice is essential in inspiring action on climate change since scientific and economic arguments alone have not moved the United States to adequately address this deepening crisis.
Interfaith Moral Action on Climate Change seeks to galvanize specific, coordinated actions in Washington, D.C. and throughout the nation during Earth Week, April 21-27, 2012, and beyond. We seek to use these actions as a launching pad for organizing a moral call to action on climate change leading up to the November presidential elections.
We will be demanding accountability from our leaders, and in particular from elected officials, on their failure to act decisively to tackle the foremost moral issue of our time — the growing climate crisis, with all of its attendant social, economic, and environmental dimensions and costs to human and other forms of life. We are joining together to urge people of all faiths and spiritual traditions to demand immediate and effective action to address this looming threat to human life and what we variously call God’s Creation, Mother Earth, or simply, Earth, our one and only home.