Climate Change

Attending XR's The Big One

29 May 2023

When Extinction Rebellion (XR) announced on social media that they were aiming to get 100,000 people outside Parliament to put pressure on the UK government to ACT on climate change, I knew I had to be there. The climate crisis is such a dominating and complex issue that it is easy to...

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Three Perspectives on COP26: Liz Marsh

15 Feb 2022

On a chilly November afternoon, I sat in my flat in Edinburgh and watched one of the final plenary sessions of COP26 as the conference prepared to draw to a close. A draft agreement had been reached, and delegates were discussing whether or not it would be passed. One by one delegates...

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Three Perspectives on COP26: Laura Young

9 Feb 2022

Progress, but not Justice

The UN climate talks have taken some steps forward, but fallen short of justice for the most vulnerable. 

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COP 26: Action & Events Round-Up

29 Oct 2021


The Global Day of Action is a series of grassroots-organised events taking place on Saturday 6 November 2021. Campaigners and climate activists will be demanding that governments and corporations limit global temperatures to 1.5°C, and deliver real and just...

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Anxious about the Climate Emergency?

4 Aug 2020

I’ve lived with anxiety since I was about 10 years old. So you might wonder why I’ve chosen to spend the past six years as the Director of Hope for the Future, working on one of the most threatening issues the human species has ever faced. Well, like a lot...

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We Could Not, So Help Us God, Do Otherwise

23 Apr 2019

When he stood trial with his co-conspirators for burning draft cards with homemade napalm, thus preventing the drafting of many young men into the Vietnam war and making a mockery of the liberal imperative that property damage is always bad, the American Catholic priest Father Daniel Berrigan...

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The Time Is Now

17 Apr 2019
The time is now:
we have extraordinary social power, if only we are willing to use it.

‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it; the world, and those who live in it’.

(Psalm 24:1)

Business as...

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Joy in Enough: Economics for People and Planet

4 Dec 2017

The Unfairness of an Economic System

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”  So goes Henry Ford’s oft parroted quote.  It is particularly popular with Donald Trump, who has tweeted it on at least three separate occasions.  Of course...

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Loving the earth means being good stewards of creation

25 Oct 2017

In 1967, Lynne White Jr published an article entitled The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis, in which he argued that the Judeo-Christian view of nature and the natural world had contributed heavily to the environmental crisis. The paper kickstarted a new subdiscipline within the study of...

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Loving The Earth Means Not Only Admiring Its Beauty But Caring For It Too

25 Sep 2017

My granny has a collection of Bible verses, prayers and sayings stuck to the wall right above her fruit bowl, in the kitchen. One that she has herself typed onto an ancient post-it note sticks in my mind: ‘The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands.’


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