Yesterday Donald Trump co-opted the Bible and a Christian church in what was a clear attempt to portray himself as the upholder of Christian values in his dealings with the protests for racial justice that have followed the killing of George Floyd . We wish to affirm that the teachings of Jesus Christ are rooted … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter
Dozens of Christians all over the UK took part in protests for a green and just recovery from Covid-19 this last weekend. Christians of Extinction Rebellion, who go by the name of Christian Climate Action (CCA), walked out of their homes on Saturday and Sunday equipped with facemasks and cardboard signs. In areas across the … Continue reading Christians Protest to Demand a Green & Just Recovery as Police Issue Fines
Sacrifice is a strong Christian principle. All the way back to our saviour Jesus Christ, there has been a long history of Christians being arrested for standing up for justice. Below we are starting to put together a Rebel Rogue Gallery. Each one of these Christians was arrested at an Extinction Rebellion protest, pushing to … Continue reading Rebel Rogue Gallery
So many people have been arrested as part of the climate uprising because of their Christian faith. Sacrifice is a core part of Christian tradition and it is really moving hearing stories of people choosing to give up their liberty for those suffering the worst effects of this emergency. If you were arrested as part … Continue reading Rebel Rogue Gallery
We may be in lockdown but we can still take action and we can do it together, albeit from a distance. CCA members have been taking part in #NoGoingBackSundays in order to let our government know that we cannot go back to business as usual - a better world is possible. We would love for … Continue reading #NoGoingBackSundays – Take Action!
Christian Climate Action is a group of people who carry out non-violent direct action, urging the government to make the changes needed to tackle this climate crisis. But why are we doing this as Christians? In the below videos we outline the biblical mandate for non-violent direct action and civil disobedience. Eco-theologian Rachie Ross looks … Continue reading The Bibles Mandate for Non-violent Direct Action
We know that this lock down can be difficult for some of us. Along with our wonderful publishers SPCK, we have decided to record some chapters of our book Time to Act, so that they can be listened to completely free of charge. Settle yourself down, click play and enjoy... Sam Lindo - In … Continue reading Time to Act chapter readings
We've published a book! Come and celebrate with us, online of course. Friday 8th May, 7pm-8:30pm viz Zoom Get your free tickets BYO drinks and snacks At Christian Climate Action we are very excited about our resource book Time to Act. We have put our blood, sweat and tears into this book because we hope … Continue reading Time to Act – online book launch!
In March 2019 with the social distancing in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a full scale lock down in the offing, it seemed an important time offer an online space where increasingly isolated people within CCA and beyond could pray together and also connect and offer support to each other. These prayer sessions … Continue reading How to run an online prayer session
Hannah Malcolm on pandemics, and making peace with the earth Originally posted here on SCM Press *** I’ve taken to standing under a blossoming tree on the terrace next to mine. On sunny days, it is perfumed and beautiful, and the delicate hum of bees fills my ears. The bees don’t seem disturbed by my … Continue reading Humans aren’t a virus, actually