On Wednesday 27 September, the UK government gave the green light for the development of a new gas and oil project called Rosebank. Operation Noah has circulated a letter for church leaders to sign in opposition to this position. This letter is open to senior and local UK Church leaders from any denomination or independent church to sign, as well as open to members of UK Catholic and Anglican religious orders, heads of lay communities and senior leaders of UK-based Christian charities.
We are sharing this with you because we believe that the church has a powerful voice to speak into social and moral issues of the day and to advocate on behalf of the natural world. A Rocha UK publicly opposes the development of new fossil fuels following the scientific advice from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) about the urgency of peaking fossil fuel emissions and declining rapidly after that. We know that fossil fuel burning remains the single biggest source of carbon emissions. However, Eco Church is a project of A Rocha UK and not an organisation in its own right, therefore this is not the official position of ‘Eco Church’, but an invitation to any church leaders who feel called to add their name.
Find the letter to pass on to your church leader here.