The below post is by Rebekah - a new member of CCA, who recounts how she found taking part in the September Rebellion. It was her first time getting involved with a non-violent direct action group. This was my first public outing as an activist and nothing could have prepared me for the experience. On … Continue reading My first time on the streets with CCA
Christian Climate Action is a group of people who carry out non-violent direct action, urging the government to make the changes needed to tackle this climate crisis. But why are we doing this as Christians? In the below videos we outline the biblical mandate for non-violent direct action and civil disobedience. Eco-theologian Rachie Ross looks … Continue reading The Bibles Mandate for Non-violent Direct Action
As Christians, it's important that the actions we are taking are theologically grounded. This page has a range of videos and written pieces on the topic of climate, non-violent direct action and civil disobedience.. Isn't this climate change all just God's plan? Click here for an answer written by Rev Michael Shaw Is … Continue reading Climate and NVDA Theology
Judith Russenberger reflects on XR and the early church: Recently I have been studying 1 Corinthians writing notes and questions for a local discussion group. I have been struck by the similarities between XR and the early church that was forming in Corinth. The people who joined the faith in Corinth were a mixed bunch. … Continue reading A reflection on XR and the nascent church in Corinth
Helen Burnett's sermon for Creationtide on loss, value and coming back to the web of life: I’ve been away on retreat recently on Lundy – a small island off the coast of Devon where the National trust have endeavoured to keep the human footprint to a minimum and biodiversity includes pygmy shrews in the sofa … Continue reading A call to reconnect to the earth
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
In Christian Climate Action, we long to see the Church step into its potential and show leadership in this climate emergency. It is something that we believe that the Church is so equipped to grapple with. We have the Holy Spirit, who comforts us as we cry for all that we are losing, a Christ … Continue reading The church is rising up
I wonder if you have thought what it might be like to be facing climate breakdown, without having a faith? For many people, this is their reality. I have for so long now been sure that I am loved, that I have a reason for hope, and that nothing can separate me from the love … Continue reading What can we as Christians offer to climate change activists?
I was fortunate to spend some time with rebels at Marble Arch and Parliament Square last week. This is a movement with a difference, and we have much to learn. You may have noticed that the only arrests were of people who had chosen to stand or sit somewhere which was inconvenient – in the … Continue reading What do we as Christians have to learn from Extinction Rebellion?
LITANY FOR THE EARTH ( based on ‘Litany for the Earth’-Fran Pratt, & ‘Litany of Resistance’ - Jim Loney ) Used on 4th December 2017, at the New Reformation of the Economy Vigil. The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the … Continue reading Litany for the Earth