U.K. Christian groups ally with eco-advocates to lobby on climate change

Several Christian organizations in the U.K. have joined forces with environmental groups in a new alliance to “Stop Climate Chaos.” The coalition is pressuring the British government to make cutting greenhouse-gas emissions a domestic and international priority and to support international aid and development plans that emphasize investing in clean technologies and helping developing countries cope with the effects of climate change. Stop Climate Chaos — which includes Christian development groups like Christian Aid, Cafod, and Tearfund alongside Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and World Wildlife Fund — hopes to expand to include other faiths as well. “[Climate change] will have massive impacts, including on the world’s poor,” says Ashok Sinha, the new group’s director. “That’s a moral question, so it’s not surprising that religious organizations will want to be involved.”