Unitarian Chief Officer joins cultural and faith leaders in criticising UK government over climate ‘madness’ and limits on protest

24 November 2023

Leading figures in science, academia, culture and faith have signed a letter condemning the “collective act of madness” that is driving “the destruction of life on Earth”. Unitarian Chief Officer Liz Slade signed the letter, alongside former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, scientists Sir David King and Prof. James Hansen, and many others.

The letter (which you can read in full here) and signed by more than 100 actors, authors, scientists and academics says the UK government is ignoring the scientific reality of the climate and ecological crisis, pushing ahead with new fossil fuel developments and criminalising peaceful protesters who raise the alarm.

You can read more about the letter and the context in this piece in The Guardian.