Washington, DC, April 12, 2007
The Rev. Richard Cizik guest on Earth Day
The Rev. Richard Cizik to be Guest as Cathedral Observes Earth Day
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WASHINGTON Washington National Cathedrals 11 am service on April 22 will roll two significant days of prayer and thanksgiving into one service of celebrationTexas State Day and Earth Day.
Since both dates coincide at the Cathedral, the service will honor both Texas people and contributionsa part of nationwide Cathedral ministryand also partake in the national Earth Day observance. In collaboration with Earth Day Network the Reverend Richard Cizik will participate in the liturgy. PLEASE NOTE: Singer-songwriter Ms. Sheryl Crow will not be participating as originally planned.
Washington National Cathedral is pleased to be able to contribute to the importance of this special day, said the Very Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, Cathedral dean. We are delighted that the Reverend Cizik will join us at Washington National Cathedral for our celebration of Earth Day Sunday. As a community of faith, we recognize our planet as a sacred gift from God to enjoy, protect, and ultimately, pass on to the generations that follow.
Earth Day Network is very pleased to work with the National Cathedral in presenting the Reverend Richard Cizik, a bold voice in our effort to address the devastating effects of global warming with immediate and effective solutions, said Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers. Through our outreach and work with the nations religious and faith communities, we are finding strong support and a mutual desire to preserve the health of our planet.
At least one billion people are expected to mark Earth Day 2007, April 22nd, making it the largest secular civic event in the world.
For further information on Earth Day events and the Earth Day Network, please contact Laurie Howell at the Earth Day Network, (703) 717-3983.
Note to Media: Media interested in covering the service should contact Elizabeth Mullen, (202) 537-6248, prior to Friday, April 20. As not to disturb worshipers, media are requested to arrive by 10:45 am. Positions will be located in the south balcony.
SOURCE: Washington National Cathedral