Join the ‘No faith in fossil fuels’ Lent vigil
Wednesday 14- Saturday 24 February 2023
Liz Lunt of Green Church Lewes reports on an upcoming 10-day vigil outside Parliament and across the UK to pray for environmental and climate justice and prompt MPs and government to champion bold climate action.
Starting on Ash Wednesday people from across the UK will be holding a vigil outside Parliament for 10 days and nights to pray for environmental and climate justice.
All are welcome to join the ‘No faith in fossil fuels’ vigil in person or from home, to give thanks for the earth and all that is in it, to lament the damage that has been done and the impacts of climate change. The vigil also seeks to speak out for justice for our global neighbours who have lost homes, livelihoods and loved ones and to seek ways of hope and transformation.
The vigil aims to prompt the UK government to:
1. Make the UK’s biggest polluters pay for climate action.
2. Deliver and build on the UK’s international climate finance pledges and pay into the UN’s Loss and Damage Fund.
3. Ban new UK-based fossil fuel projects.
By writing to/emailing our local constituency MPs to tell them we are taking part in the vigil and to ask them to champion bold climate action we can also play our part in making a positive difference.
An MP briefing, outlining ways MPs can raise the issue in Parliament, is available on the Christian Aid website at caid.org.uk/C4CJbriefing.
More information about the vigil can be found here: Join the No Faith in Fossil Fuels Lent Vigil – Christian Climate Action