Here’s the latest update from the Renew Our World campaign. Read on for how you can take action for climate justice and join us in prayer before the next UN Climate talks in November.
Something big is happening in the next few days. And you can be part of it.
Right now, bishops, musicians and human rights activists are taking action before world leaders meet for the international climate talks, in Bonn, Germany, in November. Join them by signing our open letter, using the form below.
We’re asking each nation’s government to keep the promises they made in the historic Paris Agreement. The changing climate is causing great damage to people and planet right now, and we’re particularly concerned about hunger and poverty hitting the most vulnerable communities, who did least to cause it.
A great mixture of people who follow Jesus, seek justice, and love their neighbours, have already signed the letter, including five Anglican archbishops: Archbishop Winston Halapua, Archbishop Philip Freier, Archbishop Albert Chama, Archbishop Thabo Magkoba, and Archbishop Francisco Silva.
Revd Andy Bowerman, Co-Executive Director of the Anglican Alliance, said, “At the climate talks we’ll present the letter to world leaders and call on them to take action to prevent climate change from pushing more people into poverty.
“There is a need for immediate attention in the battle against climate change. I see the effects it is having on the poorest people in the world every day. It is dragging many back into the clutches of poverty.
“The five archbishops are just a few of thousands of Christians around the world who are joining our campaign to urge world leaders to agree substantial plans for how they will cut their emissions.
“There’s still time to add your name to the list of people calling for promises to be turned into action at the COP meeting at www.renewourworld.net.”
You can also join our global 24/7 prayer movement for the UN climate talks this November 2017. Together, we will pray continuously by each taking hour-long slots throughout the talks, creating a chain of unbroken prayer.
You can sign up to a one hour slot here.
And have a look at the prayer and bible study resources here.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”– Matthew 18:20
The international climate talks in November are called COP23, they’re in Bonn in Germany, and you can find out all about them here. If they don’t keep their promises from Paris, a lot more people will be pushed into poverty by floods, droughts, and disasters, so they need to hear from us.