We were excited to have members of Extinction Rebellion with us at the festival this summer. Here’s what they’ve written to us ahead of their Everybody Now: International Rebellion action next week, here’s their message to:
Most of us are aware of the climate emergency that is impacting communities around the globe. It is necessary that governments start to act on this reality. Extinction Rebellion (XR) are just one organisation that are part of a wider movement taking this issue to decision and policy-makers. As people with, and of, faith we cannot stand aside from this emergency and remain silent. We at XR were both encouraged and humbled by Greenbelt festivalgoers’ response to us and what we a committed to doing, and, as we take to the streets again in October we would like to invite Greenbelters to consider doing a number of things:
- Sign up to the International rebellion that starts on the 7th of October
- Connect with your local XR group so you can find out more and be supported when you join us in London
- Join us on the multi-faith bridge (see CCA website site for more details)
- Support others by providing places of refuge – in churches, halls, bedrooms (overnight or in the daytime). Disabled provision is especially needed in central London. Follow this link to add your place of refuge
Members of the the Greenbelt staff team will be popping down as and when they can to be part of things in London and we’ll post more precise updates on social media about that nearer the time if you’d like to gather together with them and other Greenbelters as part of this.