This year SOSS is celebrating Earth Day.
We all share the earth and we all need clean air, clean water, and fertile soil. Let’s show our communities how we can work together to protect these precious gifts.
What is your story of connecting with nature?
Mirele Goldsmith shares her spiritual experience visiting an ocean wind farm and the beauty of harnessing energy to Ruah/Ruh (meaning wind, breath and spirit):
We suggest that you dedicate your next meeting to preparing for your Earth Day project. Discuss your own views about protecting the earth and consider what you would like to do together in observance of Earth Day. Here are some things you can do:
- Speak to your chapter now about planning an Earth Day Service Project for April.
- Read our SOSS Earth Day Guidebook, which has all the information you need for planning and doing a project.
- Watch this presentation from the chapter leaders call last month.
- Join us in discussing our potential projects in the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Facebook group. Just look for the hashtag #SalaamShalomEarthDay!
Both Islam and Judaism teach that saving one life is tantamount to saving an entire world. In taking action together, we have the opportunity to contribute to saving many lives and many worlds.
Tzur Kol HaOlamim, al-Qayyum,
please, place in our hearts understanding of the impact of our actions upon Your Creation.
“Prayer for the Living Earth” by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen