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?
Christian Extinction Rebellion members participate in mass die-in at the Tate Modern, while other members are on bail from DLR action. Members of Christian Climate Action(CCA) participated in a mass die-in outside the Tate Modern as part of Extinction Rebellion on Saturday, as Extinction Rebellion’s two week long International Rebellion draws to a close. The … Continue reading Die-in at Tate Modern
Before taking action at the DLR, Christian activists shared their motivations in this video: https://youtu.be/qDsyV1ob4pg
Five members of Christian Climate Action have been arrested for climbing on top of a DLR train, during a peaceful protest to challenge the financial district to take responsibility for its role in climate catastrophe. Those arrested are: Ruth Jarman, 55 year-old mother of three, Phil Kingston, 83 year-old grandfather, Nick Cooper, 36 shoe cobbler, … Continue reading Speech from on top of a DLR train
Today Greta Thunberg’s European tour took her to London where she delivered an impassioned and empowering speech to the Extinction Rebellion Protestors at the Marble Arch site. Sixteen-year-old Greta entered the solar powered stage with 83-year-old Phil Kingston – an ex-parole officer from Bristol who has been arrested multiple times for the Extinction Rebellion protest. … Continue reading Greta Thunberg takes to Extinction Rebellion Stage with Pensioner Arrestee Phil Kingston
A direct action protest was held on Good Friday outside the Heathrow Express at Paddington Station during the XR International Rebellion. Members of Christian Climate Action held a vigil and used chalk spray paint on the Heathrow Express train to call for government action on climate change and highlight the part played by the aviation … Continue reading Vigil and Direct Action at Heathrow Express
During Holy Week, members of Christian Climate Action, who are part of the Extinction Rebellion, washed the feet of members of the public and fellow protestors, as part of a traditional Maundy Thursday ritual replicating Jesus washing the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper. The event was headed up by Rev Helen Burnett, … Continue reading Rebel clergy get arrested and wash feet on Maundy Thursday
As the Global Rebellion begins, Rowan Williams declares his support for Christian climate activists On Monday, April 15th the Extinction Rebellion’s week of global climate protest begins, with members of the public taking non-violent direct action in capital cities around the world. London will see mass blocking of roads, dramatic art installations, public protest performances … Continue reading Rowan Williams declares support for Christian climate activists
Three members of Christian Climate Action, Jim Green, Nicholas Cooper and Phil Kingston, took part in ‘The Blood of our Children’ Extinction Rebellion Protest in London on 9th March 2019. Phil, from Holy Family Church in Patchway, S. Glos said that ‘hearing the passionate, knowledgeable and plain-spoken statements of about fifteen young people aged between 10 … Continue reading Blood of Our Children Protest