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!
As part of the October Rebellion, Christian Climate Action coordinated one of several protest sites in London – the Faith Bridge. This was planned as an occupation of Lambeth Bridge, creating a multi-faith oasis of peace, prayer and worship over the Thames, together with XR Muslims, XR Jews and XR Buddhists. Like all the protest … Continue reading The story of the faith bridge ark
Mike Bushnell shares his experience of supporting the Global Climate Strike on Friday. What an amazing day Friday was – from waking up to news stories of Climate Strike actions on the other side of the world to being able to take part myself with a local strike in my hometown. I wore my CCA … Continue reading On Friday we were everywhere
Hello. My name is Brother Finnian and I recently participated in two Extinction Rebellion protests in London. I got involved because I am increasingly concerned about the climate crisis and its impact on the poorest people in the world. I don’t consider myself to be a very political person, but the climate emergency connected with … Continue reading How a Franciscan Brother found XR
Samantha Lindo shares her experience of court, pleading guilty and speaking the truth. The coach was booked for 4.15am from Bristol. We were legally required to be at City of London Magistrates Court by 9.30am. But having packed my bag, made my lunch, and (apparently) set my alarm for an early start, I opened my … Continue reading In court – and exactly where I’m meant to be
Helen Burnett shares her experience of being a visibly Christian rebel at the Easter Rebellion. In October 2018, amidst increasingly alarming reports about climate change and with extreme weather conditions beginning to affect privileged white communities long after it had wreaked havoc with those most vulnerable to serious climate breakdown, a letter was written to … Continue reading Reflecting on an Easter rebellion