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
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.
On 14th August 2021, Fr Martin Newell spoke to CCA's Saturday sessions for the first 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 below, but if you'd like to watch … Continue reading Fr Martin Newell: Following Christ to prison pt.1
Rev Mark Coleman appeared at the City of London Magistrate's Court on 25th March, charged with Obstruction of the Highway in the October 2019 Rebellion. Mark didn't actually finish his statement in time for the hearing, as he explains below, but wrote one later. He says: "I did not finish my statement in time for … Continue reading Mark’s Statement
Christian Climate Action has organised an open letter from a group of clergy to the Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board asking them to divest from all fossil fuels immediately. A vigil is being held outside Church House at 10am on Tuesday 18 May, the day of the Shell AGM, to pray … Continue reading Tell the Church of England to Get out of (S)hell
Quaker, CCA member and Extinction Rebellion activist Ian Bray was one of the seven in the dock, accused of committing criminal damage at Shell's London headquarters in the London Rebellion of April 2019. The acquittal of six of the activists by the jury (the seventh had felt compelled to plead guilty for reasons of child … Continue reading The Shell Verdict: Ian Bray’s Closing Statement
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?