Join with Christians from across these lands now called Australia to pray for creation and climate justice on Australia’s Overshoot Day.
Earth Overshoot Day, is the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what the Earth can regenerate in that year.
Australia’s Overshoot Day is March 22nd, the date on which Earth Overshoot Day would fall if all of humanity consumed like Australia's population does. If everyone lived like Australia we would need 4.5 planets.
Australia consumes beyond the capacity of the Earth, our home, to sustain us. We lament the past injustices that led to this including where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have not been listened to, we cry out against the current patterns that perpetuate this consumption and we pray that change is possible.
We gather together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders and other Christians of diverse ages, cultures, and backgrounds to pray - to ask God to guide us with wisdom, give us courage to act, and help us follow Jesus’ call to love all our neighbours.
Register for the Vigil
The vigil will take place using Zoom. Register to the right and you will receive an email with a link to join the online prayer vigil on the day of the event.
Date and Time: Monday 22 March 2021, at 8pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)
Where: Online via Zoom - Sign up to get the Zoom link sent to you on the day
Creating a vigil space
Our vigil will be live, participatory and multi-generational. Joining from our homes we will create and hold a space for our prayers, together.
We invite you to turn on your camera so you are visually present, and place something special in view. This could be a candle, a plant, flowers, a cloth, an object or symbol that is important to you as you watch, pray and act on creation care and climate justice. You might also like to have a beloved pet with you.
We will receive spoken, visual and sung contributions from people of diverse places and ages. There will be opportunities for you to share your prayers using the Zoom chat function.
Wear the colour green
As an act of hope we are requesting that those who participate wear the colour green. We will take screenshots on the night.
How to join the online vigil
- Fill in the registration form on the right
- You will receive a confirmation email that you have registered
- On the morning of the event, you will receive an email with a link to join the online prayer vigil
- Click the link in the email to open Zoom to join the online prayer vigil