Involve your Church

Churches across the UK have a key role to play in calling for climate and ecological justice and sounding the alarm about the consequences of failing to live righteously in relation to the rest of God’s creation. So, if they are not already doing this, how can you engage your church with the Climate Emergency?

Get Your Church Involved in The Big One

The biggest climate protest of the year is taking place from the 21st April and it is being called The Big One. We’re working to bring 100,000 people protesting outside the Houses of Parliament in London – directly taking our call for change to those in power. This protest has designed to be one that everyone can get involved in. Churches, cell groups, families, friendship groups, knitting circles… They will all be there! The protest is going to be at its biggest for the 4 days (the 21st to the 24th April).

A key way that Churches can get involved is to join in the fun over this weekend. There will be prayer vigils being carried out throughout the weekend and other forms of worship, such as Eucharist being held. Get your vicar and congregation along to worship with Christian Climate Action outside the Houses of Parliament.

If your Church is located in London, you could also support the protest by offering protestors from outside of London a place to sleep on your Church floor.

If you would like someone from Christian Climate Action to come to your Church to speak about The Big One protest, we would love to do that. Please contact us to request a speaker.

Hold a Climate Film Night

One way of reaching out within your church community can be by holding a climate film night.  There are so many ways this can be done.  If physically holding an evening together within the church isn’t possible, hosting a film night online via Zoom is very easy.

Our very own Peter Armstrong is an amazing film maker and we have been blessed that he has made A Sacred Duty to Rebel, a 30 minute video for Christian Climate Action in which rebels explain why they are engaging in non-violent direct ation.

This is a great video to play then follow with a time of open discussion. You can even invite a Christian Climate Action member to answer some Q&As if you like?

If this would be something you’re interested in doing, contact us.  If you’re confused with the tech side of things, we can help you with this!

Here’s Peter’s inspiring film:

Others ways of Churches getting involved

Christian Climate Action has put together a guidance document outlining ways in which you can call your church to action against Climate Change. This is not calling your church to be an “eco-church”, although that is important. This is asking your church to speak prophetically into a world that needs to hear the truth about the Climate Emergency, to provide pastoral support to those who are experiencing eco-anxiety and grief and standing by those who are taking Non-Violent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience to draw attention to the crisis that faces us all.

Access the guidance document

Other Resources

We have a range of other presentations and teaching materials that you could use within your church on our Resources page.