Faith in action
Join us on June 21 and #ShowYourStripes to call for urgent action on climate change.Read more
On June 21 we will be gathering at Federal Parliament in Canberra to present our Knit for Climate Action scarves to key Federal Parliamentarians. June 21 is winter solstice and #ShowYourStripes Day where we will be sharing our #CommonThreads as we meet with key Parliamentarians, asking them to #WearTheScarf and take action on climate change for our #CommonHome.
Let's use our social media feeds for good on June 21 and send a powerful message to our MPs and Senators about the need for bold and urgent action on climate change to preserve and restore our common home, for the flourishing of all God’s creation.
Instagram Get ready to share a picture of you wearing a climate stripe scarf, or if you're still knitting we would love to see your stripes in action! If you don't have a scarf, we would love for you to download and share the Common Grace climate stripes to post on instagram. Download Instagram Graphic Here
Facebook Add our facebook frame to your profile picture to #ShowYourStripes. Facebook frame available here.
Post your photo with a targeted message to your Federal Parliamentarians, calling for them to take urgent action on climate change by sharing the message below. Find out who your state Senators and MP are here https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members. You can then choose who you would like to send this message to and find their Instagram @ tag through a quick google search. For example, Scott Morrison MP would be @scottmorrisonmp
Today I’m calling @FederalMP and @Senator to #ShowYourStripes and take action on climate change to #StopTheRed. I stand with people across these lands now called Australia, united in our diversity, joined together by our #CommonThreads calling for climate action for our #Common Home.
@CommonGraceAus #ShowYourStripes #CommonGraceAus @climatehawkins #CommonThreads
#CommonHome #CreationAndClimateJustice #WearTheScarf #AusPol
Twitter On June 21 share the message below and change your profile picture to the climate stripes.
Today I’m calling for urgent climate action @FederalMP and @Senator #ShowYourStripes and take urgent action on climate change. @CommonGraceAus @climatehawkins #CommonThreads #CommonHome #CreationAndClimateJustice #WearTheScarf
Don’t have social media? Your family and friends can help you! Maybe your grandchild, son, daughter or someone from your church community could post your message on their social media. They can add a small message “I am so encouraged by <your name> for her/his action to knit a climate scarf with @CommonGrace Knit for Climate Action and call on our nation’s leaders to take urgent action on climate change. Join us today and #ShowYourStripes.”
The pattern of the Common Grace Knit for Climate Action scarves represent the average global temperature across the last 101 years, based on Professor Ed Hawkins’ #ShowYourStripes graph. Hawkins developed the idea of representing climate data through coloured stripes as a way of communicating the rise in global temperatures in a simple way that can be understood with minimal scientific knowledge required.
Inspired by a similar project from the Cambridge Federation of Women’s Institute and using Dr Mick Pope’s temperature data from 1919 to 2019, each temperature is assigned a different colour and then a stripe is knitted to correspond to each year. What results is a scarf that visually tells the story of our warming world in a hauntingly beautiful way.
Our climate stripes graphic is based on the stripes of our Knit for Climate Action scarves.
Find out more about Knit for Climate Action and how you can be involved here.