The Lutheran World Federation, with 142 member churches in 79 countries, has opted to join the Church of Global Warming. That's why this Swiss based organization has a large delegation at the UN global warming jamboree COP 19 in Warsaw.
Somebody at the LWF came up with the idea, that joining the Philippine lead negotiator Yeb Sano, who is fasting "until a meaningful outcome is in sight", might result in some good publicity.
That's why the Lutheran World Federation's "official delegation" fasted yesterday:
LWF General Secretary, the Rev Martin Junge, and President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, along with vice-presidents from Asia, Europe and North America are joining the action on 15 November 2013.
The LWF is inviting member churches to participate in this initiative to fast for one day during the course of the conference in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable adversely affected by extreme weather events, and to call for a meaningful outcome to the climate change negotiations.
The "delegates" from Lutheran World Federation, based in Geneva, Switzerland, are of course used to a certain standard of comfortable living. That's probably why they opted for only a one day "hunger strike".
Today these merry people are again back at the tables laden with the best of Polish Cuisine in Warsaw ...