Holly-Anna Petersen is a member of UK-based Christian Climate Action.

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Why I Got Baptized at the Extinction Rebellion Protests

by Holly-Anna Peterson 11-22-2019

Extinction Rebellion protest in New York, October 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Being baptized at the Trafalgar Square protest site was not a publicity stunt for me. I had been Christened as a child, but still, receiving adult baptism was a choice I didn’t make lightly. I reaffirmed my baptismal vows at Extinction Rebellion because I needed God right beside me.

Sometimes a Protest Should Make You Cry

by Holly-Anna Peterson 07-01-2019
As told to Sojourners. 

Extinction Rebellion protesters at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland / Wattie Cheung / Camera Press / Redux

“FOR A LONG TIME, people were scared to talk about climate change in its stark reality because they thought people weren’t ready to hear that story. But after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its 2018 report laying out the situation we’re in with the climate, Extinction Rebellion started a movement to tell the truth and act as if that truth is real.