Making Headlines

Whether through CCA-managed actions, or through participation in actions organised by others, members of CCA have been helping make headlines that draw attention to the Climate Emergency. Below are examples of just some of them.

Climate protests fundamental to Christian faithThe Tablet, April 2022 reports on members of CCA lobbying Cardinal Vincent Nichols outside Westminster Cathedral.

Vicars say it is their Christian duty to block oil refineriesinews, April 2022 reporting on CCA members participating in the Just Stop Oil protests.

Former Rochdale vicar arrested in Insulate Britain protests on M25 says “I did what I believe was right” as he faces courtManchester Evening Standard, March 2022

Extinction Rebellion Activists “vindicated by jury” over rush-hour train protestEvening Standard, January 2022 reporting on the acquittal of CCA members who climbed on a DLR train during the Extinction Rebellion protests of 2019.

Extinction Rebellion: priest says faith motivated train halt climate protest – One of a number of BBC reports on the acquittal of the CCA DLR protestors, this one highlighting their faith perspective. Their acquittal was further reported in The Times, and The Telegraph.

Insulate Britain: activist, 79 “surprised” to avoid jailBBC, December 2021 reporting on a CCA member who received a suspended sentence for participation in Insulate Britain. She was one of two CCA activists who were tried and given suspended sentences on this occasion.

Nine Insulate Britain protestors jailed for breach of road blockades injunctionThe Guardian, November 2021. One of the nine was a member of CCA.

A report of November 2021 in the Mail Online includes video footage of CCA activists being arrested as they disrupt the Lord Mayor’s Show by holding up his carriage.

Fourteen arrested at St Paul’s Cathedral after fossil fuels protest – The Tablet, August 2021 reports on CCA action in St Paul’s calling on the church to divest from its investments in fossil fuels.

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