Wisconsin Pastor Fasting for Climate Change

Rev. Jonathan Barker, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says he is fasting for climate change and will continue to fast until Congress passes a climate bill. Barker states his reason for the fast.

“As a Christian, I am called to be on the side of love for neighbor. Love for neighbor means making sure my neighbor has a livable future, a family-sustaining green job, clean air to breathe, and clean water to drink.”

He says he will be cautious and will stop fasting if his body fat drops to 6%. Barker says he will take it one week at a time as he closely monitors his health to indicate whether he will continue.