8 April – 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.
Some past events…..
6th March – 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
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 – 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 – 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 – 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- 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 – 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 – 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 – 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!