This is a difficult time for many of us - whether we are feeling isolated in our homes, over-run with a home of children or exhausted after an NHS shift. If you would like a check-in with someone from Christian Climate Action, we would like to give you a call. We can just give you … Continue reading We would love to be a listening ear at this time
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?
Michael Shaw, pastor of Devonport Baptist Church, writes about a commonly heard objection: I attended the February Fridays for Future March, along with 1,000 others from Plymouth and Devon XR. As we stood outside Barclays Bank calling for a radical change in their investment policy, an older man and his wife reacted to our protest … Continue reading I just want to get on with my life!
Christian Climate Action have a book out on the 20th Feb called Time to Act. We have put our blood, sweat and tears into this book because we hope and pray that it will awaken the Church and lead to the Christian climate movement the world so dearly needs right now. We believe that the … Continue reading Our Time to Act book – out 20th Feb
By Christian Climate Action's Holly-Anna Petersen I have been working in the field of psychology now for a number of years. The primary reason why I decided to make the transition into the field was because I was frustrated with watching social justice movements rise-up, only to see them cave in on themselves. It seemed … Continue reading Don’t let the thing that stops our climate uprising be us
Rebellions are wonderful - full of compassion and creativity. However they can also be emotionally and physically draining. It is important that we take the time after a rebellion to debrief with those we have taken action with. This can be done in person if you are a local group or it can be done … Continue reading Emotionally debriefing after rebelling
Holly-Anna Peterson, CCA member and mental health professional, writes about climate anxiety: In the face of climate emergency, the question has been raised about how best to communicate this threat to members of the public. Some voices have argued that to “tell the truth”, as Extinction Rebellion urges, is too much for the public to … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion: The only true solution to climate anxiety
Christian Climate Action is currently working on a book. If all goes to plan, it will be published by SPCK in February under the title Time to Act: A Resource Book from the Christians in Extinction Rebellion. We're taking a similar approach to XR's book This is Not A Drill, with lots of contributions from … Continue reading The Christian Climate Action resource book
Holly-Anna Petersen writes as a member of CCA who was not part of the Extinction Rebellion train action, reflecting on her thoughts and feelings about a divisive action: Extinction Rebellion has got a lot of coverage over the year - which has driven the issue of climate breakdown up the agenda. However, I think it’s … Continue reading Reflecting on the train action: moving forwards together
Ruth Jarman writes as a member of CCA who was part of the Extinction Rebellion train action, reflecting on her thoughts and feelings about a divisive action: This is not the first time that we have carried out actions on railways. A similar action in April seemed to contribute well to the movement. However, this … Continue reading Reflecting on the train action: listening and learning