The Whole Earth is My True Body: Buddhists March in Rome
for Climate Justice
Thousands of faith-based and environmental activists descended on St. Peter’s Square last Sunday in Rome, showing strength in diversity in the wake of the Pope’s encyclical on climate change. Pope Francis welcomed the Una Terra, Una Famiglia (One Earth, One Family) marchers during his Sunday blessing.
For the march, Buddhists from around the world carried the hand-painted banner, “The Whole Earth is My True Body. I Vow to Work for Climate Justice.” BPFers Mushim Patricia Ikeda and Hozan Alan Senauke were also in Rome for a US Buddhist-Catholic dialogue, and had the opportunity to meet directly with Pope Francis (pictures here).