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Hundreds join Christian climate pilgrimages across England

by Donna Birrell

Christian climate pilgrimages have been taking place across the UK this weekend with the aim of highlighting concern about climate change.

The pilgrimages have been designed around points of reflection en route, at places of significance to the climate and ecological crisis. In Bristol the pilgrimage was designed to conclude at Bristol airport, in a protest against its expansion.

Christian Climate Action says the aim of the pilgrimages is to highlight the widespread public concern regarding the climate crisis and to call upon the government to pass policies in line with no new oil and gas expansion. The group says they're also a space and practice that allows the walker to reflect on the climate crisis and our role within it.

13 climate pilgrimages have been taking place in Brighton, Bristol, Durham, Epson, Glasgow, Newbury, Merseyside, Oxford, York and 4 pilgrimages in London.

In London, one of the pilgrimages reached the statue commemorating where the Mayflower left London, en route to America (via Plymouth). They spent some time reflecting on the plight of refugees and migrants.

Around 40 pilgrims in Durham walked along the banks of the Wear, stopping at Barclays on route to prayerfully protest, and ending under Gaia in Durham Cathedral.

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