Christians for Climate Action

As people of faith from diverse backgrounds, we know that climate change is real, and it's time for our politicians to acknowledge our existence and our concerns

The Role of Faith Communities

Faith communities and religious organizations have long been at the forefront of the fight against climate change. Whether it's through providing aid and support to those affected by unprecedented bushfires or assisting developing nations battered by storms and rising sea levels, we are acutely aware of the climate crisis that has already arrived.

Climate Change in Australia

For over a century, Australia's climate has been warming, with most of this increase occurring since 1950. Each year since 2013 has ranked among the ten warmest on record for our nation. We have experienced record-breaking heatwaves, which have had devastating consequences for our farmers, water supplies, and infrastructure. Climate change is no longer a distant threat – it is harming our home right now.

Faith, Science, and Compassion:

Contrary to popular belief, people of faith do not reject the science of climate change. Instead, we embrace it, recognizing the sacredness of the environment that sustains us. Climate change disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable among us, and as believers, we are called to be compassionate and to take on the moral responsibility of addressing this crisis as an act of worship.

The Urgency of Action and the Role of Politicians:

If current trends continue, global carbon emissions are set to result in a temperature rise of at least 2 degrees over the next 80 years. The future of our children and grandchildren - our neighbors whom we are commanded to love - is at stake. It is imperative that we do more now, but the power to enact meaningful change lies in the hands of politicians who may be unaware of our existence or who would prefer us to remain silent.

As members of Activate Church in Adelaide, we stand together to raise our voices and call upon our politicians to acknowledge our concerns and take decisive action to combat climate change. We implore them to recognize our existence and hear our plea for a sustainable and compassionate future. Together, we can make a difference for generations to come.