Climate Strike next opportunity for prayer and action

Bishop Justin is inviting Anglicans to attend and pray for the upcoming Climate Strike as our next collective push on climate change.

Here is the video of +Justin’s invitation:

Download transcript of +Justin’s message here.

On Friday 27 September, New Zealand students will lead public demonstrations in over 30 locations and have invited people of all ages to join them. Their purpose is to highlight the urgency of climate change and show decision-makers the extent of public support for bold action. This is part of a global movement in 169 countries.

Now is indeed an important time to maintain shows of public pressure. In Our Climate Mission, more than 500 of us had our say on the Zero Carbon Bill, and right now the Government is developing this new law. Local body elections are also coming up, and candidates are considering their policies to address climate change.

Past climate strikes in March and May were overwhelmingly positive events, drawing thousands of people and attracting support from hundreds of New Zealand academics, scientists and educators.

On 27 September, peaceful and positive public demonstrations will take place in Whanganui, Palmerston North, Paraparaumu, Masterton and Wellington, where we will finish with an Anglican shared picnic on Parliament lawns.

Anglicans invited to attend and/or pray for the events

In addition in Wellington, prayer vigils for the climate will be held at St Peters Willis St on 26 September 7-8pm, and in Te Ngākau Civic Square 8am on the morning of the strike, coinciding with similar events in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. If you would like to organise a vigil in your location, contact kate@wn.ang.org.nz.

To promote the strikes and points for prayer, a flyer and PPT slide will be made soon.