Over 150 of the country’s senior religious leaders have signed a public letter urging the Prime Minister to take more decisive action on climate change.
Leaders from across a diverse range of religions – including the heads of the Uniting Church in Australia, Muslims Australia and the National Council of Churches – signed the open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The letter was organised by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).
“Australia is facing an unprecedented climate crisis, and stopping new fossil fuel projects like the Adani mine is a moral imperative,” said Thea Ormerod, President of the ARRCC.
“Australia is the largest exporter of both coal and gas globally and one of the largest per capita polluters. We have an urgent duty to change this, and protect all life on earth”.
“As one of the world’s sunniest and windiest countries, Australia has the means to address the global climate crisis by building a strong, renewables-powered economy that benefits Australia and our overseas brothers and sisters, and cares for our common home.”
The religious leaders also backed the demands of the school strike movement, which called on Australian leaders to stop the Adani mine, commit to no new coal or gas projects and move to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030.