John Friedrich

John Friedrich lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He is a member of Climate Parents, an organization working to confront climate change for the sake of all children.

 

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
A Better World Is Possible: A Father's Day Note
Dear Rosie, Two days ago you turned ten. Where does the time go? I remember vividly the feeling of looking at you for the first time the night you were born, on the eve of Father’s Day. I sang you a song (Danny Boy) that I’d sung many times into your mommy’s belly. You stopped crying and gazed into...
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Sunday, June 21, 2015
From the Holy Father to Every Father: Our Kids Need Us To Act on Climate Change
On Thursday, Pope Francis issued a letter addressed to “all people of goodwill” on human-caused climate change and other threats to our “common home.” The Papal Encyclical made clear the moral imperative to take action on climate to protect the most vulnerable, including our children, grandchildren...
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Sunday, June 16, 2013
The Father’s Day Present I Want: Action On Climate Change
I became a father seven years ago on the eve of Father’s Day. I’ll never forget the first gaze into my daughter’s eyes, with her look of recognition at this man who had sung to her for months in momma’s belly. The feeling that filled my being in those first moments of her existence was the power of love on full throttle.
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Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Killing Children is Never Legitimate
After spending time with our 2-year old daughter Rosie this morning, I turned on my computer and learned that scores of children in Gaza had been killed by an Israeli airstrike near a U.N. school. An AP photographer described the scene at a nearby hospital: “I saw women and men – parents – slapping their faces in grief, screaming, some of them collapsed to the floor. They knew their children were dead. In the morgue, most of the killed appeared to be children. In the hospital, there wasn’t enough space for the wounded.”
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