Writing for ourvoices.net

ourvoices.net had its soft launch for the UK on Wednesday evening at St. Paul’s. It’s the first online climate petition for all people of faith and belief, and it calls on our global governments to finally achieve meaningful agreement that will prevent devastating climate change. The focus is on the Paris 2015 Climate Summit, organised by the UN. The petition has the support of the UN Climate Leader, Christiana Figueres, who advocated signing it during her speech at St Paul’s.

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The target audience couldn’t be more disparate… christians, muslims, hindus, buddhists and anyone with any spiritual belief or moral concern for our 7 billion global neighbours. I hope the final copy tone and content hits the right note, ensuring we focus on the moral values and concerns that everyone shares. It’s inviting and encouraging, while straight talking about the critical stage we have now reached. It takes a positive approach to the politicians, standing with them as they step up, asking them to do the right thing.

There are many excellent initiatives and campaigns already taking place. ourvoices.net simply wants to amplify their efforts by providing one place where everyone can express their concern, achieving one big number. It also provides practical pointers to help people pray, reflect and meditate on the journey to COP Paris 2015.

Watch this space!

 

 

 

By Liz Holt