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Quakers Australia's Presiding Clerk signs letter to PM urging climate justice

L-R: Thea Ormerod, Chair, Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC); Ghaith Krayem, CEO, Muslims Australia; The Most Venerable Sujato Bikkhu, Buddhist monk; Wies Schuiringa, Vice President, NSW Ecumenical Council & Co-Clerk, Quakers NSW

ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) convened 18 senior religious leaders (including Quakers Australia's Presiding Clerk Ann Zubrick) to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for stronger climate leadership following the horror summer Australia has just witnessed.

Representatives gathered at the media launch to promote this open letter and urge government to not continue ignoring the need for climate justice, a portion of which is excerpted here: 

We are asking you to have the wisdom, courage and humility to admit that it is time to chart a new course when it comes to climate policy. It is not about “getting the balance right,'' as you have put it, when so much is at stake, both here and around the world. Old arguments and ideological stands need to be re-examined. It is no longer about balancing the protection of natural resources with economic considerations, but about making life and health the priority of your administration, trusting that this choice will bring economic benefit and a sense of hope and promise to all Australians.

You can read the full letter here on the AYM Public Statements page.

(Image: L-R: Thea Ormerod, Chair, Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC); Ghaith Krayem, CEO, Muslims Australia; The Most Venerable Sujato Bikkhu, Buddhist monk; Wies Schuiringa, Vice President, NSW Ecumenical Council & Co-Clerk, Quakers NSW)

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 3:07pm