This is the next moment in the global movement that was started by Greta Thunberg. This mobilization has a target–the UN climate talks that begin just three days later, on 2 December. We’re coming together to show them that climate justice won’t wait.
In more than 320 Catholic climate strikes worldwide, young Catholics marched and prayed on September 20 to demand urgent action in the fight against climate change. As church bells rang in solidarity, the young Catholics — from the Philippines, Ecuador, the USA, Mexico, Pakistan, Ireland and elsewhere — joined four million marchers in climate strikes the world over.
This is what change sounds like: the church bells that rang around the world in solidarity as a record four million young people in 150 countries marched in climate strikes on September 20.
Anyone who marched in the recent climate strikes knows that it’s crucial to keep that momentum alive. We must continue in our communities what began on the streets! And even if you couldn’t march, there’s much you can do to support this growing movement.
Young Catholics worldwide will raise their voices for change during the climate strikes on September 20 and 27. And as upcoming leaders of the Laudato Si’ Generation, they’re calling the Church to stand with them.