Program on crisis of climate migration planned

Bob Clark-Phelps talks with BG Mayor Dick Edwards as Don Scherer listens.

(Submitted by Bob Clark-Phelps)

A program entitled “Who is My Neighbor in a Climate-Threatened World?” will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at St. John XXIII, 24250 N. Dixie Highway, Perrysburg. 

The program focuses on the growing crisis of climate migration – families forced to move by climate change – and reflects on our responsibility as Christians to respond to their needs. 

More than 20 million people are displaced by weather disasters every year, and experts believe that many of these disasters are already being worsened by climate change.  Between 150 and 300 million people may be forced to migrate in the next 30 years specifically because of global warming. 

Taking prompt action to limit climate change will spare millions of people the hardships of migration. Attendees will learn how we can help through prayer, aid, advocacy, and action.  All are welcome, and light refreshments will be served.  RSVP Bob Clark-Phelps at 419-377-1540 or (clarkphelps@verizon.net).

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