Take action: celebrate Climate Sunday
"The Climate Sunday initiative is there to help us in this critical year ahead for climate and the UK’s international leadership. It will help us take our next steps as local Christian communities, on this moral, pastoral, economic and environmental issue of our generation. And it will help us do it together, to learn from each other and to multiply our combined impact for good nationally and even internationally."
- Andy Atkins, CEO of A Rocha UK, Chair of the Climate Sunday Steering Group
Climate Sunday is being organised by the CTBI’s Environmental Issues Network (EIN). The idea is very simple. The coalition is calling on all churches to hold a local Climate Sunday any time during this year. Each church is invited to do one or more of three things:
Climate service: Hold a climate-focused service, to explore the theological and scientific basis of creation care and action on climate, to pray, and to commit to action
Commit: Make a commitment as a local church community to taking long term action to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions.
Call: Join with other churches and wider society by adding their name to a common call for the UK government to take much bolder action on climate change in this country in advance of COP26, and to strengthen its credibility to lead the international community to adopt a step change in action at COP26.
Then, two months before the COP talks in Glasgow, on Sunday 5th September, there will be a national Climate Sunday event to celebrate the commitments made by churches at local level over the previous year.
You can register to receive more information and start planning your local Climate Sunday here.
If you have held a service or are planning to please get in touch with the Media Team and share your experience.