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Call to people of faith: "Fast for the Climate"

Posted on: May 1, 2014 10:46 AM
Taking part in #fastfortheclimate means fasting for one day a month. Fasting is a discipline of several major world faiths.
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By ACNS staff

People of faith around the world are taking part in a monthly day-long fast to stand in solidarity with those affected by climate change.

The organisers of #fastfortheclimate want world leaders to do more to solve the environmental crisis. In particular they want them to commit to new action at the Climate Summit of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in September and set in place a fair, ambitious and binding global climate action plan in Paris in 2015. 

Anglicans who have already signed up include former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams and the Revd Rachel Mash, who is the Anglican Communion Environmental Network co-ordinator based in South Africa.

Leading member of ACEN, the Revd Ken Gray said, "Already, millions of people have lost their homes and their livelihoods as a result of climate change. Yet government action remains profoundly inadequate and fails to secure a safe and just future for all.

"With climate change now rocketing back to the top of the political agenda, thousands of people from around the world have decided to fast once a month to stand in solidarity with those already affected.

"Please share this initiative with your friends and family: the more we are, the stronger we are!"

Go to http://fastfortheclimate.org/en/ for complete information including tips on fasting.