Extinction Rebellion in London
Father Martin Newell, Passionist priest
I’m here because we have a climate emergency, we need to make radical changes to our economy, and to do that we need a political earthquake. To make it happen, we need a non-violent civil uprising. We need to have a zero-carbon economy by 2030 at the latest. This sort of change is unprecedented in human history, so we want the government to declare an emergency, to deal with this as an emergency, not business as usual, Getting arrested, going to prison, that’s something I’m willing to do, it’s not something I want to do, I have other things I'd rather being doing with my life, but I’m willing to do it to make this happen. And there are many of us willing to make sacrifices. For me, I’m trying to follow Jesus, he showed us the redemptive power of suffering love, on the cross and in his passion, that’s the way of the cross, it’s the path I am called to follow in these situations".
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