Christian found ‘not guilty’ of criminal damage during Extinction Rebellion protest

Yesterday, Angela Ditchfield, 41, from Cambridge, was acquitted of causing criminal damage for spray-painting graffiti onto the headquarters of the Cambridgeshire County Council headquarters as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest last December. The Christian Climate Action member admitted that she had used the spray-paint but plead not guilty on the grounds of having a … Continue reading Christian found ‘not guilty’ of criminal damage during Extinction Rebellion protest

Christian Activist who glued herself to entrance of coal company AGM walks free

Today (Tuesday 22nd), mother-of-two Angela Ditchfield stood trial for gluing herself to the entrance doors of an international coal company AGM in London. Angela is part of the activist group Christian Climate Action and took part in the action alongside Bangladeshi protesters and transnational campaigners Phulbari Solidarity. The action, which took place on Friday 28th … Continue reading Christian Activist who glued herself to entrance of coal company AGM walks free

A Catholic and Anglican priest climb on top of train destined for The City

This morning (Thursday, 17th), two members of Christian Climate Action, the Christian arm of Extinction Rebellion, climbed on top of a train at Shadwell station, stopping a train which was destined for The City. The two were members of clergy - Fr Martin Newell is a 52-year-old Catholic priest from Birmingham and Rev Sue Parfitt … Continue reading A Catholic and Anglican priest climb on top of train destined for The City

Bishop of Liverpool joins Christians taking part in Extinction Rebellion protests

Christians have been on the front lines of Extinction Rebellion protests this week – getting arrested, baptised and speaking out. On Wednesday, members of the clergy, including the Bishop of Liverpool, came to Trafalgar Square to join the Extinction Rebellion protest. They read from Revelation. After he spoke, the Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, tweeted … Continue reading Bishop of Liverpool joins Christians taking part in Extinction Rebellion protests

Extinction Rebellion baptism service and arrests

Around a dozen people reaffirmed their baptismal vows amid the Extinction Rebellion protest in Trafalgar Square on Tuesday. Using a paddling pool filled with water, Rev Jon Swales, Mission Priest at the Church of England’s Lighthouse Church in Leeds, doused people’s heads with water and marked them with the sign of the cross under the … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion baptism service and arrests

Church leaders create Extinction Rebellion ‘faith bridge’ across the Thames

Church leaders have occupied Lambeth Bridge in Westminster as part of the Extinction Rebellion’s ‘International Rebellion’ that has begun today. Members of Christian Climate Action closed the bridge to car traffic as part of similar protests in central London and in 60 cities around the world, to force the Government to take swifter action on … Continue reading Church leaders create Extinction Rebellion ‘faith bridge’ across the Thames