Around 400 campaigners joined hands with Lord Mayor of York Councillor John Galvin, Lady Mayoress, Sheriff of York Mrs Jill Burnett, Sheriff’s Consort and Hugh Bayley MP for York and made a Wave for Climate Justice circling York Minster on Saturday 24 October.
People came from throughout the diocese of Middlesbrough to make their peaceful protest in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Talks in Copengahen in December. The event jointly organised by CAFOD, Christian Aid and a number of local networks in the York area, raised awareness of the problems faced by our sisters and brothers around the world who are facing the devastating effects of climate change. Our keytnote speakers included Prof John Grant (Sheffield hallam University) and Rashmi Mistry (CAFOD’s Campaigns Team). The Wave was followed by a Climate Change Question Time, attended by over 60 people, involving John Grant, Rashmi, Hugh Bayley MP (York) and Fr Blaise Agwoma from Nigeria. All spoke about the importance of tackling climate change now! by creating a climate for justice.
We want people to join us in London on Saturday 5 December for our national Wave. There are coaches going from York. Tickets can be obtained from the Fairer World Shop on Gillygate, York or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a chartered train leav ing from Bradford and Leeds visit: http://www.leedscopnet.info/wave-express.
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