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Monday, 15 February 2016 11:31

Lenten fast for climate justice

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Global Catholic Climate Movt logoThe Global Catholic Climate Movement has organised a global fast for climate justice.

Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the desert, and we are invited to reflect, repent, fast, and listen to God. Following Pope Francis’ invitation above, this Lent let’s commit to overcome our indifference to the climate change crisis and its victims. Let’s pray and fast for the renewal of our relationship with creation and with our brothers and sisters in poverty who are already suffering the impacts of climate change. And, besides standing in solidarity with the victims, we urge our political leaders to commit to ambitious climate action to solve this urgent crisis and keep the global temperature increase below 1.5 degree Celsius (relative to pre-industrial levels).

Catholics from more than 40 countries will fast during each of the 40 days, joining the Fast For The Climate interfaith effort and the Green Anglicans Carbon Fast.

Sign up for the Lenten Fast, see the list of dates and details by country and get the guide for the Lenten Fast for Climate Justice here. 

Fasting means refraining from food during a whole day, or at least one meal) please make sure you drink lots of fluids, and if you feed dizzy, weak or light-headed – eat something straight away. You shouldn’t take part in the Fast if you’re pregnant, under-12, diabetic or suffer from an eating disorder. If you have any doubts, check with your doctor first.