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Bishop asks for Climate leadership from our new government

by Michael Ford last modified 08 Jan, 2020 11:49 AM

Bishop Nicholas has written to the Guardian highlighting the need for climate leadership from our new government.

In the letter, also signed by 10 other faith leaders, Bishop Nicholas says:

"Now the election is over the threats of Climate Change and our lack of care for creation are increasingly urgent. The science tells us this and the people have raised it up the agenda for the new Government.

"From the UN Climate Change conference in Madrid we have heard what is needed is transformational change, not the incremental change by which our progress is insufficient to meet the present and future dangers. This requires climate leadership from our politicians of a very high order.

"The new Government must work to create a national and global response that is proportionate to the threats we face. This will be not only a scientific, technical and political fix. It has to be one which draws on and develops our deepest values and a spirituality by which we live in our common home and care for creation and our neighbours as well as ourselves. It is a vision and a task around which we can unite and renew hope and to which we ourselves are committed."

The letter was also signed by:
Dr Husna Ahmad OBE, CEO of Global One 2015 and Board member of Palmers Green Mosque
The Rt Revd John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, Roman Catholic
The Most Revd John D E Davies - Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Swansea and Brecon
The Revd Richard Frazer, Convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland
Mohsen Al-Khoei, Director, Interfaith Relations Al-Khoei Foundation
Shaunaka Rishi Das, Director, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Paul Parker, Recording Clerk, Quakers in Britain
The Most Revd Mark Strange – Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness and Primus in the Scottish Episcopal Church
The Revd Andrew de Ville – Southampton District Methodist Church
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg – North London Synagogue, member of Elijah Interfaith Institute Board of World Religious Leaders

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