March 2, 2009

Religious rappers unite for climate change


by David Masters

Musicians from three of the world’s major religions are coming together for a climate change concert, encouraging the government to act now on global warming.

The London gig, ‘For God’s Sake: Faith Action on Climate Change’, features Christian, Muslim, and Jewish hip hop and rap artists including Kumasi, Jahaziel, Poetic Pilgrimage, Mohammed Yahya and Daniel Silberstein.

Organised by Radical Middle Way and Christian Aid, the concert is being held in celebration of the Countdown to Copenhagen campaign.

World governments will meet in Copenhagen this year to finalise an international agreement on climate change action.

Abdul-Rehman Malik, Programmes Manager at Radical Middle Way, said: “This event is about people of faith saying that this issue is bigger than one faith – it unites all people.”

Malik urged Muslims to sign up to Christian Aid’s Countdown to Copenhagen pledge.

The pledge calls on the world’s rich nations to repay their carbon debt and to cut carbon emissions 80% by 2050.

‘For God’s Sake: Faith Action on Climate Change’ is taking place tomorrow in St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury at 6.00pm. Entry is free.

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