Human-induced climate change is real and it is happening. During the lifetimes of today's children it could impact seriously on quality of life in many areas of the world especially those regions which are economically vulnerable. There is time to make a difference with action now. The Christian prayer for the coming of God's kingdom means that Christians cannot avoid concern and action on climate change.
I have preached regularly and consistently about a Christian response to climate change
UK government practice of detaining children for immigration reasons at immigration removal centres.
In a sermon at All Saints Church on 28th December 2008 - the feast of Holy Innocents - I highlighted the damaging impact this practice has upon children and how brutal and pointless it is. I added my voice to the agencies and leaders who support the campaign. These agencies included at that time The Children's Society - the Church of England's national children's welfare charity - and Bail for Immigration Detainees - which had been jointly awarded £1.25 million by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, to further the campaign under the title of "OutCry".
In 2010 the coalition government made a commitment to end the immigration detention of children. See BBC report here
"We are destroying habitats which may never be replaced – and we are adding extra carbon dioxide into the atmosphere altering the climate faster than we ourselves let alone other creatures may be able to adapt to – but without doubt at peril and pain for many who are too poor or vulnerable to adapt.
This is a journey the whole of humankind is embarked upon; and we do not know where it will end; but there are many who believe we must change the direction of travel now rather than later – must shift away from dependence on burning fossil fuels and work very hard to find other ways of generating energy , and perhaps other ways of living together too."