The youth climate strike movement is calling for everyone, young and old, to stand in solidarity and mobilise alongside them for the Global Climate Strike. On the 20th September, the youth strike will take to the streets in towns and cities across the whole island of Ireland, and around the world to demand the change we need. 

The bells will be rung in Blarney Church, St. Peter’s Church Carrigrohane and St. Senan’s

In Carrigrohane Union of Parishes join with those who believe that ringing the bells in the cities/counties where the students will be marching by the thousands could send a powerful message to the world.

It will provide as well immense support to the students mobilized and will highlight the unquestionable leadership of faith communities in the fight against climate change.

Finally, it constitutes a powerful sign that rings the alert on the climatic emergency that many churches have already declared.

Objectives: the action will consist in ringing the bells for 5 minutes during the youth climate strikes in the 20th of September, in repeated intervals of 50 chimes to symbolize that by 2050 our planet would be safe, and we will gather again to celebrate that our transition to clean economies was successful.

The bell ringing will begin at 12 Noon to be coordinated with the timing of the strike.

The bell ringing will take place to both accompany the students and capture the media attention. It will send a powerful message, not just to the world leaders that will meet on the 23rd, urging them to act, but it will be a strong sign of pastoral solidarity and support to the youth organizing these massive mobilizations.

There is a gathering of people in Cork City at 12 Noon.

Safeguarding the integrity of Creation is part of the Anglican Church’s 5 marks of Mission.

Check out Christian Aid’s Statement on the movement :
https://www.christianaid.ie/news/climate-change-whom-do-we-stand?utm_source=christianaid&utm_medium=email&utm_content=txt-body-ClimateChangeReflection&utm_campaign=20190916-CA-IRE-Strike

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