Rev Vanessa Elston considers the current situation in relation to climate emergency and whether in the five years since the Paris agreement was adopted, any real progress has been made. 12th December is the fifth anniversary of the Paris agreement. In 2015, one hundred and ninety five countries signed up to limit global temperature rises … Continue reading Progress since Paris – an assessment
The Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill Alliance has now released the video of its recent online Countdown to COP26 event. You can view the video at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2703879823212489&ref=watch_permalink
As much as Boris Johnson tries to dismiss Extinction Rebellion protestors and uncooperative crusties. it is becoming ever clear that standing up for the future of people and planet is the right thing to do. This September Rebellion, we were joined on the ground by a whole host of clergy, who each shared why they … Continue reading Bishops & Clergy explain why they are involved in the rebellion – Why aren’t you?
Christian Climate Action is a group of people coming together in order to take non-violent direct action against the climate emergency. We each endeavour to prayerfully discern what action we feel called to take in each moment. Being part of Christian Climate Action is not about always agreeing with each other, but deciding to disagree … Continue reading Rebelling in covid-times
On the 7th July, Christian Climate Action, alongside HeartEdge and Young Christian Climate Network hosted an event called Climate and Colour. The event reflected on white privilege, a history of institutionalised racism in the church and the racial lens through which we view climate change, feel grief and plan action. It invited people to journey … Continue reading Climate and Colour event recording
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
We find ourselves today facing a double crisis. Just as declarations of climate emergency rang out across the world, this COVID-19 pandemic has taken us all by storm. And what is clear again from the news on our television screens is that the most vulnerable are the worse affected. We are all coming to terms … Continue reading We need a Green Economic Stimulus
On the 16th March we had our first online Christian Climate Action gathering in the coronavirus era and we spent the first half of the meeting exploring how to look after ourselves in this difficult time. Here are some of the tips which were shared by mental health practitioner Holly-Anna Petersen. We need to be … Continue reading Taking care of ourselves in isolation
My name is Scout Cook-Collins. I'm almost 13 years old and live in a small town in Lincolnshire, England. I am an ordinary child attending an ordinary school. My parents were Methodist Mission partners, so I have lived in Central America for nearly 4 years, but I have settled back down in England again. When … Continue reading Rallying cry from Scout, the 13 y/o school striker
Jeremy Brown writes: At the end of last year I studied a module in Social Movement Theory, which gave me a unique opportunity to write about my experiences within Christian Climate Action over 2019. The essay title was about the role of religion in movements that identify as religious. This blog is a summary of … Continue reading Is Christian Climate Action motivated by religion? Or is there something deeper?