Light The Way is an exciting mobilisation of vigils happening around the world on 24 September 2015, the night before the Sustainable Development Goals are announced. The first test of the Goals is a strong climate treaty in Paris in December, so before then it’s vital to make world leaders aware of the support they have from all of us to act boldly.
Fast for the Climate and Our Voices are working together to support vigils in cities, towns, communities and places of worship. The vigils will take all shapes and forms, with some already planning musical events, or candlelit processions, some simply gathering together for moments of reflection, meditation or prayer or to fast together. Importantly though, they will all demonstrate support for this new era of sustainable development and respect for the planet. We know that unless leaders feel compelled to act there’s a risk that the global goals will quickly be forgotten.
We already hear of faith and non-faith communities starting to plan vigils.These vigils will often take place as part of wider mobilisations organised by our partners at action/2015, who already have plans starting in Sydney and lighting up the world through Delhi, Johannesburg, London, and San Paulo then culminating in New York to coincide with the UN General Assembly.
We will be joining throngs of people around the world to bring life and light to the global goals.
We’d love to hear from you if you are inspired to hold a vigil in your own community. Simply add your vigil to our map here by filling out this form, and don’t hesitate to email us if you’d like any support with outreach or planning your event.
You can also use our map to see where vigils are already happening. If there are no contact details on the vigil you wish to attend, simply hit reply to this e-mail and we can link you to them.
Finally, please use this tweet if you want to show your support for a moment when it matters for all of us to be heard.