Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Bishop of Chelmsford urges Christians to back Climate Change bill

CHRISTIANS have been urged to unite in the campaign to ensure that the forthcoming Climate Change Bill is ‘as strong and effective as possible’.

The call came from the Anglican Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev John Gladwin, who is chair of Christian Aud. Speaking at a service yesterday in St Paul’s Cathedral, he said: “Increasing numbers are waking up to the damage we are doing to this world and its most vulnerable people. The carbon on our footprint is dealing in death for millions least able to bear the cost. The selfish plundering of the world’s resources is driving the poorest and most vulnerable deeper into poverty and injustice.”

The Bishop was addressing those who had taken part in Christian Aid’s ‘Cut the Carbon’ march which lasted 80 days and covered more than 1,000 miles. Read more
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