Christian Ecology Link admirably represented at Fossil Free Nativity
Aided by our Angelic friends from the Speak network, with all the professionalism you would expect from a school nativity play we strapped on wings, robes, beards and cloaks and delivered with gusto a modern reworking of the original source material interspersed with our our own Fossil Free Christmas Carols.
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No oil, no oil the angels did sing
No more fossil fuels just invest in green things
Solar panels, local food, and other green stuff
Insulate all buildings then we’ll be warm enough
No Oil, no oil, no oil, no oil
Now is the time to divest from those fuels!
This was all in support of Operation Noah’s BrightNow and 350.org‘s fossil free campaigns. In 2014 The Church of England decides on whether or not to disinvest from Fossil Fuels the way it has from tobacco and the arms trade. Since the business model of these companies inherently requires catastrophic climate change their veneer of respectability must be challenged. We wait to see what leadership the Church of England gives in the face of the Climate Crisis. We await the decision of the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG)
Or, in the words of our Narrator and the Fossil Free Angel Gabriel, as they watch the Holy Family flee from Bethlehem,
Narrator: So Joseph and Mary flee from Herod’s men
carrying new born King Baby Jesus with them.
So that story’s over but we will have to see
What kind of a King he turns out to be
Will he grow up to be wise, gentle and meek
resisting the strong and uplifting the weak?
Gabriel: Or maybe he will be lazy, proud and rash
and fill up his pockets with oil stained cash.
Narrator: Will he inspire a great inconvenient shower
who go about challenging principalities and powers.
Saying the root of all sort of evil stem from love of your wad
and would tell us you cannot serve both money and God.
Gabriel: Or full of fear and a lack of imagination
will they sit on their hands, watching the nation
be torn apart by the oil stained predations
of a few awful companies and their machinations.
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If you would like to put on your own Fossil Free Nativity, please download the script here: FossilFreeNativity2013
Should the church disinvest from fossil fuels? Vote on the Church Times Question of the Week.