Prayer for our Common Home

COTL_CrossPrayer for our common home: inter-denominational Christian prayer walk for environmental justice, transparency and democracy.

Woodland has been cleared and the drill is now installed at Woodburn forest, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, to explore the area for shale oil. Not only has such work gone ahead without planning permission, a public environmental impact assessment or a democratic consultation process, but we also know fossil-fuel extraction and consumption are not the way forward in the energy sector. In fact, a recent report has suggested that for catastrophic climate change to be avoided, 60 – 80% of all fossil-fuel reserves need to stay in the ground. Oil-industry studies have also found high rates of well-fracturing during such activities, a particular concern given that the drill site is a few hundred metres from a water reservoir supplying drinking water to over 1800 streets in the Greater Belfast area.

In light of God's call for us all to care for the earth and the poor in this matter and others, join us for an inter-denominational Christian prayer walk for environmental justice, transparency and democracy.

Wednesday 25th May at 19:30 at Stop the Drill campaign base, 15 Paisley road, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, BT38 9YB.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1117236658298331/

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WHEN
May 25, 2016 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
WHERE
Stop the Drill Campaign
15 Paisley Road
Carrickfergus BT38 9YB
United Kingdom
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