Five Anglicans who are involved in protests organised by Insulate Britain have written an open letter to Justin Welby in response to his comments that there are better ways to protest. Dear Justin, Following coverage of the Insulate Britain protest we understand that you think there are ‘better ways’ to protest. We are sure that … Continue reading Dear Justin…
Kate Chesterman agonised over whether or not to take part in the Insulate Britain protests but ultimately decided not to. Here she explains why. Find out why Fr Martin Newell is taking part. Whether or not you agree with Insulate Britain’s action is not the point I agonised over whether or not I should join … Continue reading Why I am not taking part in Insulate Britain
Fr Martin Newell cp is a Catholic priest in the Passionist Order. Here he explains why he is taking part in Insulate Britain protests. Find out why Kate Chesterman has chosen not to take part. Insulate Britain have been blocking the M25 for a week now. We plan to continue until the government agrees to … Continue reading Why I am taking part in Insulate Britain
Since we took action at St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday, people have been asking us which Church of England dioceses still have investments in fossil fuels. Here's a summary. For practical information on asking your church or diocese to divest visit the Bright Now website. Three dioceses have announced their complete divestment from fossil fuels: … Continue reading Does your diocese invest in fossil fuels?
13 Christians, including two members of the clergy, were arrested at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 29th August, after staging a protest to ask the Church of England to divest from fossil fuels during 2021 to help tackle the climate crisis. Immediately after Communion at a Eucharist service they processed to the altar and faced … Continue reading Christians arrested over demand the Church of England divests from fossil fuels
On Sunday 30th August 2021, 13 Christian were arrested at St Pauls Cathedral whilst demanding that the Church of England divests from fossil fuels in order to tackle the climate emergency. Around 50 more people demonstrated outside of the building with banners and interested with the public to explain why we were there. Ahead of … Continue reading Why we took action at St Paul’s
Sue Hampton (second from left above) wrote this poem shortly after taking part in this action at St Paul's Cathedral. She was one of 13 people arrested at the Cathedral on Sunday 30th August while demanding that the Church divest £70M from the fossil fuel industry. Eucharist, St Paul's Jewelled to skythe dome rises onin … Continue reading Eucharist, St Pauls: a poem
Tuesday 31st August 2021 For immediate release Photos available here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_L_vmB-4pQH0OV0f2vC42DoF6p_dF2-Y?usp=sharing and here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wsmksemhm6tbe45/AAD7WGr-dM1AHWYbgzhT-oiGa?dl=0 Interviews available / Livestream recording https://www.facebook.com/366637796826609/posts/1932066363617070/ Contact: 07947 993682 or 07814 716015 / email@example.com 13 Christians, including two members of the clergy, were arrested at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday, after staging a protest to ask the Church of England to divest from fossil fuels during 2021 to … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: 13 Christians, including clergy, arrested at St Paul’s Cathedral over climate crisis protest
Ahead of an action at St Pauls Cathedral on Sunday 29th August, CCA sent the following letter to Church of England Dioceses with investments in the fossil fuel industry. Dear …… SUBJECT: ACT NOW - DIVEST IMMEDIATELY FROM FOSSIL FUELS At this time of climate and ecological emergency, we stand at a defining moment for … Continue reading Letter to Dioceses investing in fossil fuels
On 21st August 2021, Fr Martin Newell spoke to CCA’s Saturday sessions for the second of two reflections on why prison time that results from direct action taken as a matter of conscience can be an experience of faithful Christian discipleship. We’re sharing the text of Martin’s talk here, with the recording of the event, … Continue reading Fr Martin Newell: Following Christ to prison pt2.