Bellringing for Climate Justice

Let the bells ring, the conch shells, drums and gongs sound 350 times for climate justice. Find out more on

Sunday 13 December at 3 p.m. – at the height of the talks in Copenhagen – the churches in Denmark will ring their bells. Christians around the world are invited to echo them by sounding their own bells, shells, drums, gongs or horns 350 times.

Why 350 times?

350 refers to 350 parts per million: This is the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere according to many scientists, climate experts, and progressive national governments. For all of human history until about 200 years ago, our atmosphere contained 275 ppm of CO2, but now the concentration stands at 390 ppm.  Unless we are able to rapidly reduce CO2 levels again, we risk reaching tipping points and irreversible impacts such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and major methane releases from increased permafrost melt.

How can your church or group join in?

By joining hands with Christians around the world we can have a greater impact in order to stop the destruction of God’s creation and of human livelihoods. If your group or parish wants to join:

Read More at the World Council of Churches Website.