Category - climate justice

  • October 6, 2017

    Quakers in Britain have welcomed the Scottish government announcement on 3 October 2017 that fracking is set to be permanently banned following "overwhelming" public support for outlawing the controversial process,

  • September 4, 2017

    As tens of thousands of people coped with the aftermath of flooding in South Asia and the USA, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, said the WCC fellowship is praying for flood survivors and those helping them.

  • June 2, 2017

    The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches, have called for a prioritisation of climate justice as Donald Trump issued an executive order withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement.  They express deep dismay at this development, which goes against global commitments to address climate change.

  • May 10, 2017

    More than a hundred Quakers climbed Pendle Hill on Saturday 6 May and held a Meeting for Worship to protest against fracking.

  • May 10, 2017

    Christian Climate Action has staged a wedding between the Church of England and fossil fuels to protest the Church's continued investment in the industry. The sketch and short prayer vigil took place on the steps of Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster.

  • May 5, 2017

    More than a quarter of Quaker meetings in Britain have made a commitment to no longer invest in the fossil fuel industry. Quakers in Britain today announced 19 more divestment commitments.

  • April 25, 2017

    Quakers in Britain are urging the Scottish Government to ban fracking and unconventional gas and oil extraction. In a response to the government's public consultation, Quakers are calling for bold steps to tackle climate change by supporting renewable, efficient energy instead.

  • February 9, 2017

    The Church of South India (CSI), Green Anglicans and other groups are sharing creative ways to observe a 'carbon fast' during the Lenten season.

  • February 1, 2017

    Faith and science communities met this week as Quakers set out to build communication and support between them. Quakers in Britain and the Quaker United Nations Office held two interfaith luncheons with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  • November 28, 2016

    While meeting in Nanjing and Shanghai, China, from 17-23 November 2016 , the World Council of Churches executive committee issued a Statement on Climate Justice that reiterates the urgent concerns of churches in relation to climate change, and calls on all states to fulfill the commitments of the Paris Agreement.