Colombians support fossil fuel vigil in Westminster

James Trewby and sister Kate Midgley

Colombians supported the 24-hour prayer and fasting vigil outside Parliament in Westminster on March 14. James Trewby, Columban Education Worker, Father Daniel O’Malley and Juliette Bone, a Columban Faith and Justice Volunteer joined Columban Sister Kate Midgley for the vigil which runs from March 6-20. It’s organized by a new group called ‘Beyond Fossil Fuels Together’.

The group aims to pressure the UK government to end dependence on coal, oil and gas. He says: “Our Earth is in peril and millions of people are already suffering because of the climate crisis. As our world heats up, the UK government is pumping £10 billion a year into the fossil fuel industry. We must move beyond our reliance on fossil fuels now with an immediate end to new oil exploration and licensing, and fossil fuel subsidies.”

Beyond Fossil Fuels Together hopes to bring together different groups and individuals to watch and fast alongside each other. The Colombians said, “We are passionate about the environment and denounce climate change and fossil fuels.” The Columbans have divested from fossil fuels as part of its JPIC work on climate change.

In addition to the vigil, which ends on Sunday, many across the country are fasting.

Anyone can sign up for Vigil and/or Fasting at:

Or just introduce yourself.

News & Videos at: @BeyondFossilFuelsTogether

Key words: Fossil Fuels, Fossil Fuel Vigil, James Trewby, Father Daniel O’Malley, Juliette Bone Columban, Sister Kate Midgley, Beyond Fossil Fuels Together

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