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Jenny Willott MP joins Christian Aid's Hunger for Justice weekend

October 21, 2014 4:20 PM

Christian Aid

Jenny Willott, MP for Cardiff Central, joined Bishop David Wilbourne for Christian Aid's Hunger For Justice weekend (Saturday 18- Sunday 19th October) to discuss commitments to take action on climate change.

At a panel debate at St Michael's Theological College in Llandaff, students and Christian Aid supporters heard from Kevin Brennan MP, Jenny Willott MP, Leanne Wood AM and James Taghdissian. Discussion ranged from attitudes towards taking action on climate change, financial commitment to support poorer countries adapt and develop, and the role that Wales has to play.

The Hunger for Justice weekend saw hundreds of churches nationwide urging their local politicians to ensure their party includes strong climate change action in their manifestos, and praying for people living with the effects of climate change around the world. People across Wales are also calling on the National Assembly for Wales to ensure its upcoming Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Bill drives action for Wales to meet its carbon emissions targets.

Cathrin Daniel, Head of Christian Aid Wales said, "The Hunger for Justice weekend gives our supporters, politicians and churches in the area the chance to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with people around the world, and encourages us all to take steps towards a safer, cleaner future. We hope that our politicians in Wales will now be proactive in urging their parties to take action on climate change, particularly ahead of the General Election next year."

Christian Aid has launched a manifesto ahead of the General Election, setting out its vision for what parties should do about issues, including climate change, in 2015.

To find out more, visit www.christianaid.org.uk/hungerforjustice