Support the Global Climate Strike

‘Let no one despise your youth’

The young people around the world who have been walking out of school to protest the inaction on climate have a question for us adults: will you support us in our call for action on the climate emergency?

They are calling for all people to join them on the streets on Friday 20 Sept.

Green Christian is encouraging its members to support this call in prayer and action.

UKSCN interfaith event

UKSCN, with Faith for the Climate and many faith organisations, welcome you all to an interfaith event with Rabbi Wittenberg and Anya Nanning Ramamurthy on the day of the General Strike itself, at 4pm in central London . All are welcome – please share the eventpage and invite your communities to join us in support of our young people and their future. The Prayer Flags collected at our stall during the recent Greenbelt Festival will be displayed.

Draft programme for the Climate Strike Interfaith Event

4.05: Welcome and brief reflection

4:10: Brief talks by members of different faith communities

4:30: 15 minutes of quiet

4:45: Blessing/poem

The British Quakers have announced that their staff will be on strike that day, and there are strikes happening all over the country. The Student Climate Network have set up a webpage for you to find one near you, should you like to join for the day, for an hour, or to show support on social media.

If you can’t be there in person, UKSCN ask us to pray for their four key demands: https://ukscn.org/our-demands/; and if you want to take part but can’t strike on the day, we’re invited by UKSCN and the global strike movement to wear green to work and take a 30 minute work stoppage.

Christian Aid has put together a helpful document to help Christians and Churches support this call that includes both suggestions and prayers.

Climate Strike Act of Solidarity in Market Harborough

This Friday 20 September outside St Dionysius Church in the town centre of Market Harborough, 12-1 pm.

We are inviting people to bring their own placards and we will conduct a questionnaire among people with one question plus noting what age group they are in to see if there are major disparities.

Our question will be – What worries you most about the climate changing?  There will be room for them to say there is nothing that worries them of course! (I would be very surprised if anyone would deny it now.)

All are welcome! For further information contact Julie on 07985 780 204. Bring placards if you wish.

If you cannot make either of above the events, we would like to encourage you to arrange something similar for your own community!


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