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We are in a climate and ecological emergency. Read on to see how Green Christian is responding.

Supporting Steve Melia

By Tony Emerson

Some of you will remember the transport session that Steve did for us on the Green Christian/CEL ecocell programme, back in January 2013.  Steve is a lecturer in transport at UWE in Bristol, and a staunch advocate of sustainable transport. 

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Send a letter to the new Prime Minister about the climate emergency TODAY

On 24th July the UK will have a new prime minister. Please write to him – an actual hand written letter – and let him know that there is no more time to lose. I am not asking you to block a road or chain yourself to a fence,

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CHRISTIAN ETHICS, CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION

On June 9th 2019, the group Ethicists Without Borders (EWB) published a statement about Christian ethics, the climate emergency and nonviolent direct action.

They say:

‘We are in the midst of a planetary mass extinction event, driven by human actions and sustained by unjust social structures and political institutions.

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The Time is Now!

Ruth Jarman and many other Green Christian members joined the Time is Now Mass Lobby of Parliament on 26th June.

Ruth participated in a Interfaith Workshop on Direct Action before joining the Interfaith Walk of Witness from St Martin in the Fields to Westminster,

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Can you recognise Ash Die-back?

Judith Allinson, of Settle, Northern England writes:

“Oh the Oak and the Ash and the bonny Ivy tree…

Around Settle where I live, Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is our the main big wild tree. Outside of the town a quarter of the big trees are ash.

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Information and advice for GC members attending The Climate Coalition Lobby on Wednesday 26 June 2019

The Climate Coalition brings together many different people, charities, and faith-based groups to campaign jointly on the climate crisis. Green Christian is a member of the coalition as are CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund, A Rocha, the Salvation Army, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, RSPB, WWF… in fact,

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Green Christian Statement: The Time is Now, not 2045!

Green Christian Statement: (See Background briefing lower down)

Green Christian cannot in conscience agree with the deadlines for the UK to reach net zero carbon proposed either by the Climate Change Committee (2050) or the Climate Coalition (2045).  With the Climate Coalition we demand legislation for net zero,

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PRESS RELEASE: The Time is Now, not 2045!

Aiming to reach net-zero carbon emissions after 2025 is ‘complicit in violence’, warns Green Christian.

The charity finds the deadline of 2045 promoted by the Climate Coalition for the Mass Lobby of Parliament on 26 June 2019 ‘troubling’. Green Christian argues that in continuing to feed climate breakdown for so long the UK would cross a ‘moral threshold’ and hold future generations to ransom.

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