Speaking up to world leaders
In the UK, young people may not see the devastating effects of the climate crisis first hand like Darwin, but they are well aware of the problem.
Our research found that nine out of ten Christian teenagers in the UK are concerned about the climate crisis, but only one in ten believes their church is doing enough to respond.
With the UK hosting important climate talks with world leaders in Glasgow at COP26 this November, we gathered a group of passionate young Christians to support them in developing their own campaign to shine a light on the injustice of the climate crisis.
The young people have written an open letter to world leaders, calling for them to choose people and planet over profits, by limiting a rise in global temperatures to 1.5℃. Their online Take a Stand campaign quickly gained support, capturing the attention of the media, MPs and church leaders.
Ahead of COP26, the group will meet with the Archbishop of Canterbury, along with church leaders and politicians to discuss their climate concerns. Please join us in praying that the voices of young people – from the UK and around the world – will be heard, and that leaders will take action as a result.
Pray with us
Thank you for raising up these young leaders who care passionately about caring for your creation and protecting the most vulnerable people. We ask that leaders will listen to the concerns of young people and take action to prevent further harm to the planet and the world’s poorest communities.
In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.