Face Our Modern Pharaohs & Caesars, Heal Our City from the Plague of Oil-Bomb Dangers,
Protect our City from Explosive Oil Trains Passing through Daily
Renew Our Joy in Passover & Holy Week
Join Interfaith Power & Light, (IPL)
Philadelphia Chapter from Noon to 1 pm on April 10 with
The Carlyle Group, a global corporation, every day brings into the heart of Philadelphia 100-tanker-car trains filled with highly explosive Shale Oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota, to be “refined” on the edges of our city .
In a dozen places across North America these trains have exploded, leveling towns and in one case killing 42 people. Already there has been one derailment here in Philadelphia.
Yet every day two of these mile-long Oil-Bomb trains move through the heart of our city, endangering our lives.
This Shale Oil not only endangers our own city, it is wounding Mother Earth by heating our planet and bringing extreme weather upon our communities –- the polar vortex, the California and Corn Belt droughts, the Superstorm Sandy floods, the harshest typhoon in recorded history, rising sea levels eroding our shores – and worse to come.
Just as ancient Israelite protesters led by Moses and Miriam gathered to challenge the Pharaoh whose arrogance and cruelty were bringing plagues on Ancient Egypt,
Just as protesters led by Jesus gathered on Palm Sunday, just before Passover 2,000 years ago to protest the oppression of the Roman Empire,
So we will gather at the offices of the Carlyle Group to protest the plagues they are bringing upon Philadelphia and the world. FROM NOON TO 1 PM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 10, AT THE CARLYLE OFFICES AT 1735 MARKET STREET, TO DEMAND THESE SHIPMENTS END & TO ASK CARLYLE TO INVEST INSTEAD IN JOBS THAT CREATE SAFE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY TO HEAL OUR CITY & OUR PLANET
We invite all religious, spiritual, and ethical groups and individuals to join us as co-sponsors and to take part in this prayerful protest. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eco-Justice Working Group of PYM is a member of Philadelpia IPL
Here are a few articles about the dangers: