Call to people of faith: ‘Fast for the climate’

By ACNS staff
Posted May 1, 2014

[Anglican Communion News Service] 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 organizers 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 U.N. 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 Rowan Williams and the Rev. Rachel Mash, who is the Anglican Communion Environmental Network coordinator based in South Africa.

Leading member of ACEN, the Rev. 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 for complete information including tips on fasting.


Comments (1)

  1. Julian Malakar says:

    Climate change is reality, there is no scientific evidence that proves that it is cause by manmade. As a Christian we believe that only Jesus Christ, who created this world and the universe, knows reasons of this change. Fasting along with repent could save the world from disaster of global warming.

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