Together we will demonstrate, through strategic local electoral engagement, that ordinary, everyday Christians care about tackling the climate crisis.
Together we will amplify the human story of climate change and advocate on behalf of those most significantly impacted by climate injustice.
Together we will call for urgent action on climate change from our political leaders. And call on our leaders to step up and save lives through Australian aid.
These are extraordinary times, yet around the world, people have gained a glimpse that change is possible. In the midst of this horrific health and economic crisis, and with so much of the world in lockdown, signs of restoration and hope can be seen. The sounds of birds, the glimpses of mountains, the clearing of skies and the growth in prayer and reflection.
Yet for the first time in a decade, global hunger is on the rise, with climate change a leading cause. In addition, COVID-19 brings a once-in-a century threat to health and livelihoods where many of our global neighbours are in crisis.
The impact of these challenges is most severe on the people living in our world’s poorest communities. It is one of the greatest injustices of our time: the people least responsible for climate change are often the most vulnerable to its impacts.
A UN Special Rapporteur report on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights revealed that climate damage threatens to undo 50 years of progress in development, global health and poverty reduction. Pushing more than 120 million people into poverty by 2030.
We believe that the whole of creation is crying out for restoration and while the current challenges that confront us appear overwhelming, in faith we believe that, as unlikely messengers advocating to our political leaders for urgent action on climate justice, change is possible.
Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
the restorer of streets to live in. (Isaiah 58:12)
Taking Action together is what brings change… it’s who we are. It’s the church at its best and it has driven and motivated TEAR for nearly 50 years.
Join with us today because it’s never been so important for the church to work together.