Curate Steve heads to London for ‘The Big One’

Christians from across the country are being encouraged to attend ‘The Big One’, a peaceful and lawful climate protest event in London on 21-24 April 2023.

Bishops Rachel and Robert said ‘This will bring together people from diverse backgrounds and organisations including Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Tearfund, Christian Climate Action, CAFOD, and AROCHA to underline the need for urgent action in the face of the crisis confronting us.’

“Our prayer is that this gathering will fulfil its aim of being a peaceful call to action and we are grateful for the cooperation of the Metropolitan Police in enabling this to happen.”

The Church of England and the Diocese of Gloucester are aiming to become net zero carbon by 2030, two decades ahead of the government’s 2050 net zero carbon goal.

Our own Curate Steve will be attending on Saturday 22nd April. He says “The climate emergency is not going away and at all levels of society there is often plenty of goodwill but a lack of clear, coordinated, effective action. The “Big One” has been organised in cooperation with the Met and the idea is to demonstrate the strength of feeling, and the urgency, purely through numbers present.  There are no plans for controversial actions or anything pushing boundaries that is likely to result in arrest, or that might feel uncomfortable.  This really is one for everyone.   Tearfund and Arocha, the charity behind EcoChurch, have both declared their support. If you are unable to attend in London then your prayers and any actions locally will be so important in changing hearts and minds on this fundamentally important issue of care for creation and life on the planet.


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