Church backs youth on school climate strikes
Sydney: Ahead of global action on September 20, Australia’s Climate Strike movement has just welcomed its first institutional ally. The Uniting Church Synod of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory is offering staff the day off - and backing its members, which include some of Sydney’s priciest private schools, who choose to do the same. Reverend Simon Hansford told
SBS News that while not all of the Church’s members supported the strike, he was compelled by young students who feel a state of despair over the earth’s future.