RELIGION
09/20/2014 09:11 am ET Updated Sep 20, 2014

Prayer Flags Fly In Solidarity With People's Climate March

Thousands are gathering in New York City for the People's Climate March on Sunday, but thousands more will be marching, praying, hiking and gathering in solidarity around the United States.

That is why two faith activists, Hannah Sohl and Claire Curran, joined forces from across the country to initiate the Prayer Flags for the People's Climate March project. People far and wide are invited to make their own flags with prayers for climate change, which are being featured on the project's blog.

Sohl, who is involved with her local United Church of Christ (UCC) in Ashland, Oregon and with the Central Pacific Conference Climate Action Network, said her groups often use art to encourage conversations about climate change and sustainability -- and the prayer flags are a perfect example.

"Our mission is to bring communities together for cleaner energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy environment," Sohl told HuffPost. "This project is really personal. Each person gets to put their story, their hopes, their dreams into the flag, and then when each of the flags joins together the image of all the flags fluttering in the wind represents how much stronger we are together."

Curran is the Campaign Coordinator for the Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and is leading a bus tour with 50 people traveling to the march. She made her flag ahead of the trip:

"It says: 'I’m marching for a just and sustainable world for all.'"

Check out a sampling of flags below!

PHOTO GALLERY
Prayer Flags For People's Climate March
HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Faith-Based Environmental Organizations
CONVERSATIONS