Thousands of Lutherans were among nearly 1.8 million people to sign petitions urging political leaders who attended the December 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris to “take decisive action to curb global warming and deliver a strong, fair deal that helps poor countries adapt to their changing climate.” A few days prior, the petitions were presented to Christiana Figueres, executive secretary for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, at the Faith in Climate Justice event in Paris. The event was organized by four international faith-based networks, including ACT Alliance, of which the ELCA is a member.

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