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Protest & Direct Action: a legitimate expression of Christian faith? – Wed 31 January at 6.30pm
January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pmFree
HOW FAR DO YOU GO: WHAT ARE THE LIMITS OF PROTEST AND DIRECT ACTION AS A LEGITIMATE EXPRESSION OF CHRISTIAN FAITH?
Christians are called to stand up for the oppressed and to speak out against injustice. Protest, nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience are important parts of our Christian tradition that have strong Biblical roots. But there can be serious and costly personal and public consequences of such actions. In this conversation we will explore moral, ethical and faith questions about undertaking these actions, using the particular context of the current climate emergency.
On Wednesday 31 January we welcome Melanie Nazareth, of Christian Climate Action who will lead a conversation about protest & direct action as a legitimate expression of Christian Faith. We will hear personal stories of people who have lived experience of taking part in public disruption. Although within the framework of climate action, the question applies to any context where people take a stand for what they believe.
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Melanie Nazareth is mother to four young adults who face the challenges of living in our climate changed world. Of Indian origin, she was in Kenya, and spent much of her childhood in the Solomon Islands in the Western Pacific. Her links to these places fuel a deepening commitment to working for climate justice. This journey has led her from a career as a lawyer to studying theology, ecology and ethics and to activism with Christian Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion.
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