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1st June- monthly Pray in the Park
On the 1st of March we started a new prayer initiative. On the first of each month, come rain or shine, we will gather in a Brussels park for 30 minutes of climate prayer and reflection. For Wednesday June 1st, meet in Parc Cinquantenaire (towards the Schumann end of the park) at 18h.
Lent 2022 – Live Lightly
We are shared reflections, climate lent challenges and prayers via through a special WhatsApp group with an emphasis on reflecting on how we can live more lightly.
People not Profit march – 25 March 2022
We joined Youth for Climate and others in this first ‘global strike’ of the year. It was loud!!!! Pics here
Stop Ecocide march – 20 March 2022
Out and about in the cold spring sunshine to join the call to make ecocide a recognised crime at Belgian and EU levels. Pics here
Praying the COP – a year of prayer
- CCAB has been on a journey of a year of prayer towards the COP26. Our final monthly prayer meeting on 1st December included a chance to look back on the year and the outcomes of COP26. Thanks to all who shared the journey. All the prayer letters and resources are on our resource page.
Action during COP26
We joined in the Global Day of Action during COP26 on the streets of Brussels, participating in a climate die-in which resulted in CCAB members being among 240 rebels arrested. Our homemade paper flowers (and flower-boy!) added a beautiful touch of theatre to the protest. Read more here (in French, but with nice vid) and here. Further pics on facebook.
Our autumn craftivism campaign saw us making beautiful canaries to ‘carry’ letters to decision-makers, as a symbol of the need to act now before it’s too late. We sent around 30 canaries around Brussels and beyond! Beautiful pics of canaries here. Latest update on canary distribution here and here and here. Canary instructions if you want to make your own here.
Rise for climate March 31st October, Brussels
March for the Climate – 10th October, Brussels
It felt good to be back on the streets again! — this time with canaries, and including a prayer moment in the park at the end. Read more here
Lent 2021 – the CCAB Climate Lent Challenge
- We included actions for the climate into our Lenten journey. Find all the details of our #ClimateLent Challenge here
December 2020 – Climate Christmas !!
— CCAB held a lockdown-friendly Climate Christmas campaign ! We created home-made Christmas decorations – cheerful, low-tech and with a climate message, and used them to decorate Christmas trees in Brussels! Check out our gallery, and action reports here and here. Seasonal cheer was further enhanced by some Climate Christmas carols, a sample of which can be heard here.
November 2020 – Praying the COP
July 2020 – making our voices heard towards the EU
— Getting used to ‘masked’ protests by now… this time demonstrating outside the EU institutions with Rise4Climate.
June 2020 – Out on the streets again
— We took to the streets again in a creative and hopeful mass action with our XR brothers and sisters, speaking out for the change we need for the future. Check out the report here on facebook. We were also out and about on our bikes with Critical Mass.
8 April 2020 – Holy Week Climate Lament
— Christian Climate Action Belgium held its first online event, a prayer service in lament for the climate crisis. After prayers, there was a short presentation of CCAB and some discussion. A good time of solidarity and exchange during the Covid lockdown.
POSTPONED – ‘Time to Act – Christian Response to Climate Change’
— No longer taking place @ Chapel for Europe on 31st March. This was planned to include speakers, book launch and discussion … with refreshments! Keep watching this space for more update if we can make alternative arrangements/date…
Postposé : L’événement “Il est temps d’agir – Réponses Chrétiennes au changement climatique” n’aura pas lieu @ Chapel for Europe comme prévu le 31 mars … restez à l’écoute pour les mises à jour.
6th March 2020 – March for the climate, Brussels
— A merry group from CCAB joined youth, non-youth and Greta Thunberg for the climate march in Brussels. See more on facebook here
February 2020 – Letter for Church of England General Synod
— CCAB coordinated a letter to Diocese in Europe General Synod representatives, requesting urgent action and strong leadership from the church on the climate crisis. 65 people signed the letter, which was well received by the Bishop and Synod reps. General Synod voted to make the Church carbon-neutral by 2030 (compared to proposed target of 2045).
11 January 2020 – Mythical Mass – bike ride to the ‘Autosalon’
— CCA cyclists braved the winter chill to participate in the ‘Mythical Mass‘ collective bike ride to the Brussels motor show (‘Autosalon’). This happy ‘critical mass’ event brought together 600+ bikers of all ages and styles to demand an end to the disproportionate and misleading advertising from the car industry in an age when we should be putting our energies into climate-friendly mobility solutions. Photos on our facebook page
Nous étions sur nos vélos pour la Masse Mythique. Pour en savoir plus : facebook post
20 December 2019 – Extension of the Rebellion
— With Brussels decorated for Christmas, and a festive atmosphere of baubles and mulled wine, Christian Climate Action were part of the collective reading of the ‘second declaration of rebellion’ on the Grand Place. A peaceful crowd of rebels stating their determination to continue Telling the Truth in 2020 for the sake of the planet. As always, the pics are on facebook.
Extension de la Rebellion! – On a participé à la déclaration collective sur la Grand Place. Quelques photos…
8 December 2019 – Human Chain ‘United for climate’
— As the COP25 discussions continued, we joined thousands of others to surround the Palace and the Parliament with a loud and cheerful human chain, to draw our leaders’ attention to the climate emergency and the need for urgent action. We took the opportunity to sing some climate emergency Christmas Carols (see Resources page) ! Some pictures on our facebook page.
29 November 2019 – Global Climate strike – march in Brussels
— After another thoughtful climate prayer service at Holy Trinity Brussels we were out on the streets again, feeling the urgent need to keep the climate crisis on the agenda on the eve of the upcoming COP. Some photos on our facebook page
12 October 2019 – Royal Rebellion
— Christian Climate Action Belgium were proud and excited to participate in Extinction Rebellion’s Royal Rebellion, the first mass national action in Belgium. See our facebook page for the news on how it went.
29 September 2019 – Climate Conversations
— We held ‘Climate Conversations’ with the congregation of Holy Trinity Brussels after the morning service (which coincided with Harvest Festival). There was lots of good discussion and a real appetite to understand & debate climate change issues, as well as find ways to live in a more climate friendly way. Some pictures here, and the ‘collective wisdom’, handy tips and useful links will soon be shared via the Resources page.
20 September 2019 – Global Climate strike
- Before the march we participated in the prayers for climate service at Holy Trinity Brussels.
- Then we joined the official Climate March, with our fabulous banners, we sang and shouted all the way from Rogier to Schumann. Some pics on our facebook page
- Christian Climate Action Belgium even made the media – represented by a very eloquent Floris, we made our first appearance on Belgian TV!