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No faith in fossil fuels: 24/7 climate prayer vigil during Lent 2024

UK - Southwark - Climate - No faith in fossil fuels march 2023

Hundreds of people of faith took to the streets in 2023 to declare they had 'No faith in fossil fuels'.

Pope Francis urged political leaders at COP28 to agree to the "elimination of fossil fuels".

The Holy Father's words were heard, with governments at the summit committing to "transition away" from coal, oil and gas. But we know that those pledges don't go far enough – and that leaders need to turn words into action so our global family doesn't pay the price of their inaction.

That's why we're joining a vigil at the start of Lent to pray for politicians to act and show they have 'No faith in fossil fuels'.

The vigil will give witness to our call for decision makers to have a conversion of heart during this Lenten season by committing to the action we need to tackle the climate crisis. We'll be taking part alongside friends from Christian Climate Action, Christian Aid, Tearfund and a number of Christian groups.

Sign up to take part in the prayer vigil

Ash Wednesday service

The vigil will take place during the first ten days of Lent: beginning on Ash Wednesday and finishing on Saturday 24 February.

These ten days of prayer will begin with a service on 14 February Ash Wednesday.

This will take place at 12:00pm at St John's Church, Waterloo (SE1 8TY).

Sign up to take part in the service

Prayer vigil outside Parliament

We'll then head to Parliament Square where a '24/7 prayer' will start, continuing uninterrupted during the first ten days of Lent. This will involve small groups of people taking turns to pray for action outside the Palace of Westminster.

The ten days will be split into hour-long sessions, and you can sign up to pray during one of these session.

You can find more information about the vigil in this resource from Christian Aid.

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