History was made on Friday, September 27 as over 1,000,000 people in communities across Canada took to the streets as part of the Global Climate Strike. Led by the global youth movement “Fridays for Future,” individuals and organizations across a broad demographic, and in every province and territory, came out to demand meaningful political action to address the climate crisis, and to stand in solidarity with youth around the world fighting for a livable future.
Two holidays fall on April 22 this year – Easter and Earth Day. While 2.2 billion Christians joyfully celebrate the resurrection of Christ, an estimated billion people will mark Earth Day in what has become the most widely celebrated secular holiday in the world.
Desmond Tutu is certainly no stranger to the pursuit of justice. Best known for his part in the anti-apartheid struggle in his native South Africa, Tutu referred to climate change as “the moral struggle that will define this time.”