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NEW: Video of Martin Luther King Jr’s final Christmas sermon

On Martin Luther King Jr Day (15 Jan 2024), we are honoured to launch the video recording of the live reading and reimagining of Dr. King’s final Christmas sermon, memorably performed by the brilliant Adjoa Andoh and Paterson Joseph.

Faith for the Climate launches climate justice workshops

We launched our new online climate justice workshops on Tuesday, 28 Nov, 6-9pm GMT and Saturday, 2 Dec, 10am-1pm GMT. Check back – we’ll announce more sessions in 2024. Interested? Click here for details.

Black History Month 2023 events

Faith for the Climate showed solidarity with Black History Month by co-hosting a series
of events with St John’s Church in Waterloo, London, as part of their Exploring Spirit season. Find out more here.

Faith groups say #EndFossilFuels #FastFairForever

A roundup of what the Faith for the Climate network got up to on the #EndFossilFuels global mobilisation weekend. Read our update here. (Pic by Joe Newman)

Lloyd’s of London letter hand-in

Today, 14th September 2023, faith leaders handed in a letter in person to Lloyd’s of London. The letter was first sent to Lloyd’s in April 2023, and at the time of handing in (14 September 2023) had not received any response. You can read more about it here:

https://faithfortheclimate.org.uk/news/lloyds-of-london-faith-letter-hand-in/  

Historic recognition for environmental justice

We’re delighted that a global initiative Faith for the Climate has endorsed, supported and promoted has won prestigious recognition. More importantly, it’s raised awareness of the connection between the climate and ecological crisis and human rights issues. 

“EACOP is wrong. Stop it now”

To supplement our 11 July 2023 network gathering, Meryne Warah, Global Organising Director at Greenfaith, wrote this blog on why we must stop the EACOP pipeline.

A #GreatBigGreenWeek for faith communities

Faith for the Climate’s wrap-up of the wonderful faith-inspired actions calling for climate justice throughout the Great Big Green Week (10-18 June 2023).

Faith, the energy crisis and climate justice

A blog post by Kamran Shezad of the Bahu Trust on what faith communities can do about the energy crisis

Q and A: The Church of England and Net Zero
Decarbonising churches and religious buildings 101

Q and A: The #GreatHomesUpgrade
The New Economics Foundation have started the Great Homes Upgrade campaign. We spoke to their organiser, Aydin Dikerdem, about the campaign.

#ShowTheLove this February

Grace Fisher from The Climate Coalition, shares what’s in store and how faith groups can get involved – read and spread the word.

Growing within ourselves and with each other
Our director, Shanon Shah, reflects on the trajectory of the faithinpired climate justice movement before, during and after COP26.

COP26: Was it all worth it?

Our chair and founder, Canon Giles Goddard, reflects on the long road to COP26 – and beyond.

Lifting our eyes to the future
Our Movement Builder, Rosh Lal, reflects on his time in Glasgow and the outcomes of COP26

Reflections from COP26
Kamran Shezad from the Bahu Trust and EcoIslam shares his highs and lows in Glasgow

How people of faith made COP26 count in Glasgow
A celebration of faith-inspired actions for climate justice in the past fortnight

Faiths 4 Climate Justice: “Killing the planet is against our religions”
London joins global call to end fossil fuel projects and real action on climate breakdown

The Glasgow Multi-faith Declaration for COP26
Building on the Lambeth Declaration of 2015, faith leaders from diverse traditions have issued the Glasgow Multifaith Declaration.

How to organise an interfaith vigil – Resource now available
Faith for the Climate and The Climate Coalition have produced a resource for organising your own interfaith vigil

London faith communities connect and act together
London is skilling up to take action! What were we up to around London Climate Action Week?

Faith groups brief MPs on priorities for COP26
Calls for climate justice from the UK, Bangladesh and the Solomon Islands

Faith groups call for G7 Summit to use power wisely
End fossil fuel subsidies and save the lives most threatened by the climate crisis.

Fossil fuel finance: UK faith groups urge government to keep its word
Faith for the Climate has joined 16 other representatives of faith bodies.

Take urgent climate action and #ShowTheLove this February!
A guest contribution by Jasmine Vorraso, Campaigns and Communications Assistant at The Climate Coalition

New GreenFaith International Network launches global Sacred People, Sacred Earth campaign
On 18 November we were thrilled to kickstart the Sacred People, Sacred Earth campaign

Lights in a dark year
As the Hindu festival of light approaches on 14 November, we speak to network members to hear about links between Diwali and the environment.

The Time is Now for a cleaner, greener world
A guest contribution by Jasmine Vorraso, Campaigns and Communications Assistant at The Climate Coalition, on the campaign for a green recover

Faith, a green recovery, and the NHS
We explore the links between Covid-19, the climate crisis, and a recovery package which supports the NHS.

Buddhists embrace action For the Earth
This year’s Buddhist Action Month has the potential to reach wider than ever before.

Green Ramadan in lockdown
With the Covid-19 crisis adding intensity to the holy month of Ramadan this year, Muslim climate activists have been organising events to allow the environment a special place in the reflections and prayers of the faithful.

Living as people of hope for the 50th Earth Day
Wednesday 22 April 2020 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day – the worldwide day of action.

Faith responses to COVID-19
We outline some of the impacts so far on faith communities and faith-based climate action.

Church of England starts Lent with milestones in climate action
Ash Wednesday this year, 26 February 2020, marks several historic milestones for the Church of England in its response to the climate crisis.

One Million Trees to Mark Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th Birth Anniversary
The celebrations of the 550th gurpurab of Guru Nanak will last from November 2019 to November 2020.

Faiths contribute to historic climate election
People of faith have made a significant contribution to the UK’s first climate-focused general election. 

National Inter Faith Week 2019 climate actions increase significantly
The 2019 Inter Faith Week (11-17 November) saw many more activities related to climate change and environmental issues compared to previous years.

People of faith at the heart of Extinction Rebellion protests in London, 7-18 October 2019
Expressing their sacred calling to protect the Earth, at the heart of the wider movement.

Faith support for the Global Climate Strike, 20th September 2019
Faith leaders and people of faith came out on strike, to support the school strikers, and to pray for urgent climate action. 

Faith leaders help secure a net zero emissions target for the UK
On 12th June 2019, Prime Minister Teresa May announced that the UK would become the first major economy to legislate for a net zero emissions target.

The Time is Now
On 26th June, people of many faiths came together in central London to call for urgent climate action from Government.