Take Action

The IPCC report 2018 gave us 12 years to make changes necessary to limit the rise of global temperature, if possible, to 1.5 degrees Celsius.  The biodiversity report in March 2019 reported the shocking loss of species in the last 50 years.  Many in the global south are dying from failed harvests; millions are forced to leave their homes due to changing weather conditions.

It's time to take Action so if you're ready here are some organisations who can help you.

A Rocha UK 

https://arocha.org.uk/  - https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/  - https://arocha.org.uk/wildchristian/ 

A Rocha UK (ARUK) is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world and committed to mobilising Christians and churches in the UK to care for the environment

The Climate Emergency Toolkit

The Climate Emergency Toolkit produced with the support of many Christian environmental provides a routemap for churches to help them to mobilise their members to take action on the climate and ecological emergency.  More information and a copy of the toolkit can be downloaded at  https://www.climateemergencytoolkit.com/ .

Tearfund

https://www.tearfund.org/en-SC/about_you/action/resources_row/ 

We'd love to support you and your churches where we can and have various things to offer. There are a selection of films, discussion guides, Bible studies etc to give you an idea of what we produce here

Contact billie.anderson@tearfund.org

Christian Aid

https://www.christianaid.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/building-back-justice-campaign-resource 

Discern with us what it will mean to build back with justice after Covid-19. Get stuck into our long read blog, briefing and discussion guide:

CAFOD

https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate 

CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development), is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales, and part of Caritas International. We work through the local Church to reach people and places that others can’t.

Across the world we bring hope and compassion to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. We work on long-term development as well as responding to emergencies. 

Climate Sunday

https://www.climatesunday.org/ 

We are calling on all churches to hold a local Climate Sunday any time during a one year period starting on 6th September (the first Sunday in the annual season of Creationtide). We will provide free resources to suit every tradition and style of worship.

Green Christian

https://greenchristian.org.uk/

We seek the more urgently to live gently on the earth, encouraging one another in discipleship which accepts our impact on God’s creation as a whole

 

Craftivist Collective

https://craftivist-collective.com/ 

The art of gentle protest - If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn’t our activism be more beautiful, kind and fair?

Christian Climate Action

https://christianclimateaction.org 

The Christian arm of Extinction Rebellion who pursue Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) to urge those in power to make the changes needed to tackle the climate crisis.

Extinction Rebellion

https://extinctionrebellion.uk/ 

Extinction Rebellion pursue Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) to urge those in power to make the changes needed to tackle the climate crisis.

Hold a Vigil

Simple actions can often be the most powerful.  Young people have taken to the streets in their millions worldwide to raise the alarm.  People of goodwill are grieving for the earth.  Lament is an appropriate response and this can be expressed by holding a simple VIGIL.  Sit or stand in silence in a public place with signs saying why you are there.

“We meet in silence to acknowledge and bear witness to the climate and ecological emergency,
to grieve the loss of species, damage to the planet and untold human suffering,
and to commit ourselves in peace and justice to do all we can to minimise the effects of the crisis.”

In summary: A VIGIL FOR THE EARTH...in love and grief.  Some sample files and guidance can be found here

Hope for the Future

Hope for the Future is a climate charity which works to equip communities, groups and individuals across the country to communicate the urgency of climate change with their local politicians.  Their vision is to see communities and their elected representatives across the UK come together to take decisive action on climate change

https://www.hftf.org.uk/