What do the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, Islamic leaders from 20 countries, the Religious Society of Friends, and a rabbinic letter from 333 rabbis have in common? They are calling on us to take climate change seriously.

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Eco Church is A Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. WinACC will do all we can to support churches in Winchester District. We can supply materials, quizzes, games for community events, ideas, speakers - just get in touch.

The Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) produced a reflection pack for WWF-UK to support churches and other places of worship wishing to take part in Earth Hour. Switch off your lights and show you want action on climate change and

Take part in The Big Church Switch to renewable energy at home and in your church. By using clean renewable energy, the church can demonstrate its commitment to love our neighbours and care for the earth.

Following the historic international climate deal agreed in Paris in December 2015, Christian Aid is campaiging for the UK Government to turn commitments into reality.

On December 10,  leaders of different faiths met the French president, François Hollande, to deliver 1,833,973 signatures to a Climate Petition. An impressive amount of faithful demanding Climate Justice! 

The Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, says: “I am pleased to support Winchester Action on Climate Change and the important work which they are doing to raise awareness of the need to tackle climate change."

Negotiators of a global agreement on climate change must take effective action to protect creation, leading bishops tell negotiators at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Sign this message to Pope Francis to thank him for what he is saying, to countr-balance attacks on him since his visit to the US: 

Islamic leaders from 20 countries issued a declaration on climate change at a summit in Istanbul on Tuesday calling on the world's 1.6 billion Muslims to protect the world's equilibrium in line with religious teaching.

The Pope is absolutely unequivocal that global warming caused by humanity is a clear and present danger. He demands that fossil fuels be phased out in favour of renewable energy.

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Local climate change activities and campaigns - not all by WinACC. You'll find national campaigns, for example on divestment from fossil fuels, under "National and global". See also "Winchester District organisations".

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Faiths and climate change

What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors?

Between January 2010 and May 2011, WinACC, in partnership with Churches Together in Winchester, was funded to work with faith communities on climate change. The project aimed to engage local faith communities on the issue of climate change, and to enable them to play a more prominent part in reducing the carbon footprint of Winchester district.