40 Days of Climate Action for Lent

Christian Climate Action, a Christian group mostly based in the UK and Europe, has launched a “40 Days of Climate Action” campaign for Lent this year:

The campaign gets underway on Ash Wednesday on 26 February with a vigil outside Westminster Cathedral at midday that will then process to Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square…

The 40 days of action will continue through Lent with a focus on “lament for the climate change and ecological crisis”, and prayers for leaders to take urgent action. 

The CCA said that some of its members may engage in civil disobedience to pressure government to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2025. 

Nick Cooper, Christian Climate Action member, said: “This is about system change triggered by personal growth. We invite everyone to journey with us into the wilderness of Lent and encounter the ‘quiet voice’ so often hidden from us in daily life.

“We need desperately to hear that sacred voice calling us together as a global community, to share what we have left, learning to live simpler more connected lives, and find the courage to take up civil disobedience in the face of an ever more desperate climate and ecological crisis.

“We need to take courage and stop denying the power that we hold as one sacred and interconnected body.”


The 40 days of action also have the support of other Christian environmental groups including Operation Noah as well as our own Dr Ruth Valerio, global advocacy and influencing director of Tearfund, who is also the author of Saying Yes to Life, the companion book for the Church of England’s first ever green Lent campaign

[Go to http://news.lwccn.com for more Lent action suggestions, including a study program based on Saying Yes to Live, Carbon Fasts and more.]