The Easter Uprising is Coming!
This Easter Christian Climate Action is joining in with the Extinction Rebellion. We think that tackling climate change and ecological breakdown is serious enough to demand civil disobedience, so we’re taking part in the Extinction Rebellion this Easter in a campaign of nonviolent direct action calling for action.
From 15th April onwards Christian Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion will take part in a sustained mass disobedience in London. Interest is growing fast, but for the uprising to make a difference we need numbers. Extinction Rebellion is aiming for 10,000 participants.
There are four ways you can get involved:
1. Join us! Contact Christian Climate Action if if you want to come along and we will connect you with other Christians taking part. You absolutely do not have to be willing to be arrested to get involved. firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Invite a speaker. Can you arrange for a local Christian Climate Action or Extinction Rebellion member to attend a meeting with you and your church and get into conversation about how civil disobedience is a possible Christian response to the coming climate/ecological crisis? Let us know by emailing email@example.com
3. Publicise the April Rebellion. Please point people to this website and to https://rebellion.earth/get-active/international-rebellion-a-guide-for-participants/
Extinction Rebellion has brought a lot of new people into the world of activism and tapped into new energy. We’re really keen to see more Christians get involved.
XR’s guide talks about Affinity Groups – Christian Climate Action is an Affinity Group within XR and you are welcome to join us for some or all of the Rebellion from 15th-27th April.
As the guide says, action begins on 15th, but please let Christian Climate Action know if you’re around on Sunday 14th April for a day of CCA planning and banner-making.
You can also let them know you’re coming via these Facebook events: www.facebook.com/events/2206686162978830 and www.facebook.com/events/564351917381630 – saying you’re ‘going’ on Facebook will help us get the word out.