Climate change can be a tough topic to talk about, but a Christian movement, Common Grace, which brings people together to tackle issues like climate change, is aiming to change that.
In 2020, Common Grace put out a call to its members, asking them to knit a scarf from a pattern that illustrates the past 101 years of climate change data, creating a tangible example of the past century of rising global temperatures.
Hundreds of knitters answered the call. Now, these scarves are headed to Parliament House in a bid to persuade politicians to act to reign in carbon emissions. Erica Vowles spoke with some of the people behind this very crafty form of protest.
Sue Pyke, writer, teacher, member of the faith community Sophia’s Spring and Common Grace
Brooke Prentis, CEO of Common Grace, Aboriginal Christian Leader, descendant of the Wakka Wakka, chartered accountant, company director and writer
Greg Manning, Brisbane-based member of Common Grace, bus driver and needlework enthusiast
Loraine Holley, retired bio-medical scientist, member of Engadine Uniting Church and Common Grace