Sign this petition and fight for a world where everyone is safe from the effects of Covid-19.
By signing, you will:
- join a movement of UK Christians whose signatures will go to 10 Downing Street, calling for the Government to take on the four justice steps below. We’ll also provide you with prayer points and other opportunities to make a practical difference.
- add your support to the Baptist World Alliance’s (BWA) petition calling for action from world governments, and thus stand in solidarity with the BWA family of over 47 million global Baptists.
Read the global statement from the Baptist World Alliance.
Sign the petition
Dear Prime Minister,
As Christians in the UK, we stand in support of equitable global access to the Covid-19 vaccine. No-one is safe from Covid-19 until the vaccine is accessible everywhere, and essential to this access is the UK Government, along with governments worldwide, taking on the four justice steps stated below.
- Governments in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) must enhance aid budgets to fight the pandemic, respond to its humanitarian impacts and support recovery.
- There must be strong international co-operation among the global community and global condemnation of “vaccine nationalism”. Specifically, we call on the UK Government to support worldwide collective efforts to put an end to the pandemic and produce vaccines for all on a fair and equitable basis.
- Governments must enable manufacturers to commit supplies to poorer nations and supply vaccines at cost, at least until the pandemic is over, and together we urge employees, investors and other stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry to lobby for this commitment.
- There must be collective support for research in preventing future pandemics and for research into limiting the knock-on adverse effects of the virus on an array of services in low and middle-income countries.
We also recognise the important role faith communities can play as civil society enablers. We commit to enabling Christian leaders to mobilise people for vaccination, acting as advocates to raise awareness and to dispel unhelpful vaccine myths.
Together, we stand both in prayerful lament for all who have died and been negatively impacted, and in hopeful expectation that in the face of this global pandemic the UK will choose to pursue equity and justice, especially for the most vulnerable.