Suffolk Christians asked to join climate justice push
Suffolk Christians are invited to join hundreds of churches nationwide over the weekend of 18-19 October to urge their local MPs to tackle climate change, and pray for people affected around the world.
Millions of the world’s poorest people are feeling the impact of climate change right now. They are suffering first and worst from the consequences, and yet they are least to blame.
With an important meeting of the UN, local churches could hold a special service, create a prayer room or arrange a walk of witness – something simple and profound. Whatever you do, please invite your MP along and ask them to act.
You can sign up to be part of this campaign and also look at free resources on Christian Aid’s Hunger for Justice website: www.christianaid.org.uk/hungerforjustice
Simon Snell, Christian Aid Suffolk Coordinator says, ’ I have visited La Paz in Bolivia where people receive 30% of their water which originates from a glacier. The people there are watching this glacier, and their water supply shrink. They see it with their eyes.
Over the Hunger for Justice Weekend it would be fantastic if every MP in the Suffolk was invited to attend their local church at a Sunday service or another event. We believe we can find joy in God’s creation without always craving for ‘more’. We can share in the wonders and resources of this world without having to cause harm to others. A simple and profound act of prayer in each church across Suffolk would be wonderful.’
Ask your church to get involved, invite your MP to come along to meet you, and join together in prayer and action. Christian Aid can provide sermon outlines, prayers and a guide to how this event can work in your church.
To launch the event Elizabeth Peredo a campaigner from one of Christian Aid’s partners in Bolivia will be at St Peter’s Church, Stoke Park Drive at 10am-12pm on Saturday October 18th explaining what is happening because of climate change. There will also be an exhibition demonstrating what we can do from local churches and groups, plus a stimulating Question and Answer session. Free to attend – with cake and coffee.
Find out more:
Let us know you’re interested, and find out more, by visiting the Hunger for Justice website or contacting Simon Snell on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please download a poster to publicise the event or let us know if you’re organising one of your own or need some assistance.