VIDEO: Revd Tim Hewes sews lips shut in protest over press responsibility in climate crisis

On Monday 2nd August, Revd Tim Hews, a retired member of the clergy, sewed his lips shut and stood outside the main entrance of News Corps UK offices at the Shard in London. His aim was to draw attention to the silencing of climate science by Rupert Murdoch and News Corp, which has led to … Continue reading VIDEO: Revd Tim Hewes sews lips shut in protest over press responsibility in climate crisis

PRESS RELEASE: Reverend, 71, Sews Lips Shut in Protest Over Press Responsibility in Climate Crisis

Monday 2nd August 2021, 15:30 For immediate release Photos here / Video here / Interviews available Contact: christianclimateaction@gmail.com / 07954 377569 A retired member of the clergy sewed his lips shut today and stood outside the main entrance of News Corps UK offices at the Shard in London. His aim was to draw attention to … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Reverend, 71, Sews Lips Shut in Protest Over Press Responsibility in Climate Crisis

What kind of a mad world is it that has a priest standing in a dock for telling the truth ? Rev’d Sue Parfitt’s Court Statement

Rev’d Sue Parfitt, a retired member of the clergy, was on trial yesterday, charged with Obstruction of the Highway. She was arrested in December as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest outside a Ministry Of Defence facility. The protest, held at Abbey Wood near Bristol, highlighted the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the military just days … Continue reading What kind of a mad world is it that has a priest standing in a dock for telling the truth ? Rev’d Sue Parfitt’s Court Statement

I’ve vowed to do all I can to wake us up to reality: Sheila Collin’s court statement

Sheila Collins, a grandmother and a Christian, was in court earlier this month charged with wilful obstruction of the highway in London in 2019 during a Rebellion. The magistrates were very impressed with her eloquence and the depth of her convictions. Nonetheless, they found her guilty. Here is the powerful statement she read in court. … Continue reading I’ve vowed to do all I can to wake us up to reality: Sheila Collin’s court statement

We are called to be keepers of the earth: Paul Kunert’s Court Defence Statement

Paul Kunert was recently in court, charged with breaching a Section 14 order at a Rebellion in September 2020. He was found guilty and received a six month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £522 court costs. His defence summing up statement, published below, explains why he felt compelled to take action. We are … Continue reading We are called to be keepers of the earth: Paul Kunert’s Court Defence Statement

Gathering up many nations – race, privilege and climate justice

Jeremy Williams, editor of Christian Climate Action’s resource book, Time to Act, is publishing a new book, Climate Change is Racist. Here he reflects on race, privilege and climate justice. The Old Testament prophet Habakkuk lived in a world facing disaster at the hands of unjust power. “Wealth is treacherous, and the arrogant are never … Continue reading Gathering up many nations – race, privilege and climate justice

Clergy glue themselves to Church House furniture to tell the Church of England to ‘Exit Exxon’

Two members of the clergy glued themselves to furniture in the reception of Church House in London on Wednesday in protest at the Church of England continuing to invest in Exxon Mobil despite their extraction of fossil fuels. Rev Sue Parffit, 79, from Bristol was subsequently arrested but Rev Tim Hewes, a retired vicar from … Continue reading Clergy glue themselves to Church House furniture to tell the Church of England to ‘Exit Exxon’

Christians protest with fake oil outside Church House as Shell AGM takes place

Press enquiries: Contact: christianclimateaction@gmail.com / 07954 377569 This morning around 16 Christians gathered in vigil outside Church House to pray for the Church of England's Pensions Board and the Church Commissioners and to perform a dramatic street theatre. As part of the action, ‘oil’ was poured over members of clergy to acknowledge that the National … Continue reading Christians protest with fake oil outside Church House as Shell AGM takes place