Originally Published on the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate JPIC Blog
By Sr. Nathanael Lee
Sr. Nathanael Lee is from South Korea and is a member of the Little Servants of the Holy Family, a congregation based in Korea. She is interning at JPIC’s office in Washington, DC.
On November 29th the Global Catholic Climate Movement held a march in Washington DC, just a day before the official start of the Paris Climate Summit or COP21. The event coincided with other climate gatherings around the world.
This event made history! It was the largest climate mobilization ever. Over 785,000 people participated in 2,300 events in 175 countries. And I was one of them!
On the day of our event it was raining slightly, a bit chilly, with memories of my recent Thanksgiving holiday meal left far behind.
Our local crowd that gathered at the White House was modest, not as many as I expected. The thought ran through my head that I forgot to bring the OMI-ecology banner!