• UK Salvos march for Earth
A group of Salvos and supporters took part in the ‘No Faith In Fossil Fuels’ worship gathering and pilgrimage to the Houses of Parliament in London recently, part of ‘The Big One’ climate rally.
The Big One climate protest aimed to bring 100,000 people to protest outside parliament on 22 April 2023 (Earth Day), with a Christian service and pilgrimage to Westminster on 21 April.
Salvationist Lizzy Kitchenside, said, “We cannot claim to love God and love others and ignore this crisis. Our inaction speaks loudly ... I walk for my future, for the planet, for justice but, most importantly, I walk for and with God.”
‘Care for Creation’ is one of five mission priorities of The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom and Ireland Territory, and The Salvation Army joined with other faith organisations to praise God, pray for national and global leaders, and show that they want decisive action to tackle the climate crisis.
World Environment Day is being celebrated on Monday 5 June.