Empathy Media report from the October Rebellion, with reflections on non-violent direct action.
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
Holly-Anna Petersen writes as a member of CCA who was not part of the Extinction Rebellion train action, reflecting on her thoughts and feelings about a divisive action: Extinction Rebellion has got a lot of coverage over the year - which has driven the issue of climate breakdown up the agenda. However, I think it’s … Continue reading Reflecting on the train action: moving forwards together
Ruth Jarman writes as a member of CCA who was part of the Extinction Rebellion train action, reflecting on her thoughts and feelings about a divisive action: This is not the first time that we have carried out actions on railways. A similar action in April seemed to contribute well to the movement. However, this … Continue reading Reflecting on the train action: listening and learning
The second week of the Rebellion has been more uncertain than week one, with new conditions placed on all XR activities by the police. The Christian Climate Action tent has been cleared away from Trafalgar Square, and the camp at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens removed. It has proved difficult to maintain a base, welcome visitors and … Continue reading The Autumn Rebellion continues
On Sunday the Bishop of Colchester, Roger Morris, was at the Trafalgar Square Extinction Rebellion site and joined people there in prayer and worship. He then moved with rebels to a protest site outside Scotland Yard, where people were urging police to return the vital equipment of disabled protestors which had been seized several days … Continue reading Bishops join Extinction Rebellion and priest arrested
On a Sunday evening at the end of a busy week, it feels like a good time to pause and reflect on all that has happened over the last few days. After many months of planning, it all began on Monday with the taking of the Faith Bridge, with a vision of creating a space … Continue reading The October Rebellion – some highlights so far
This morning seven members of Christian Climate Action (the Christian arm of XR) were arrested for taking part in an Extinction Rebellion protest at London City Airport. Father Martin Newell, a Catholic priest from Birmingham, said "I am here to raise the alarm, to call for a profound ecological conversion. The life of God's creation … Continue reading Christians of XR arrested at London City Airport
On Day one of the International Rebellion, members of Christian Climate Action gather to take Lambeth Bridge.
Church leaders have occupied Lambeth Bridge in Westminster as part of the Extinction Rebellion’s ‘International Rebellion’ that has begun today. Members of Christian Climate Action closed the bridge to car traffic as part of similar protests in central London and in 60 cities around the world, to force the Government to take swifter action on … Continue reading Church leaders create Extinction Rebellion ‘faith bridge’ across the Thames