Ways to engage with COP26

This week, COP 26 began in Glasgow. COP 26 is the 26th Conference of Parties and is a United Nations summit about Climate Change and how countries are planning to tackle it.

We are highlighting some of activities, prayers and resources offered from across the Christian community at this time.

 

‘We still, just, have time to follow God in the work of restoration, transformation and reconciliation with our planet. The peoples of the world need their leaders to decide now on the necessary action. Reconciliation with creation proclaims the friendship of Christ, opens us to relationship with one another, and obeys God the creator. Jesus teaches us there are no greater commandments than to love God and love our neighbour. To keep those commandments as Christians today, we must step up to the challenge of climate change.’

Archbishop of Canterbury, the most Revd Justin Welby (Twitter)

 

‘Praying for all those gathering for COP 26. This is such an important moment for the planet as ways to deal with the very significant Climate Emergency are considered. Every one of us needs our leaders to decide now on swift, timely and vital action’

Galvin Calver, CEO of the Evangelical Alliance (Twitter)

 

Pilgrimage

Many have made their way to Glasgow through a variety of means undertaking a variety of routes and methods. One such group was the Youth Christian Climate Network, an action-focused community of young Christians in the UK aged 18-30, choosing to follow Jesus in the pursuit of climate justice have now arrived in Glasgow. You can hear more about their journey since June here More about the Relay | YCCN

 

Events

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have pulled together news, events and statements from Churches in the run up and during COP UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 – Church responses (ctbi.org.uk). It is well worth looking on this page, events to look out for

6th November: Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

Map – COP26 Coalition

 

7th November: COP International Mass

COP26 Delegates Mass | My WordPress Blog (mediades.co.uk)

 

7th November: Ecumenical Service of Worship (live stream 4pm)

Climate Sunday: Impressions from COP26 (ctbi.org.uk)

 

8th November: The Time is Now (Christian Aid and Friends) in person and online

The Time Is Now: Christian Aid & Friends from Glasgow Cathedral Tickets, Mon 8 Nov 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

 

18th November: Climate Sunday, impressions from COP

An Afternoon Service for the Conference of Parties 26 – YouTube

 

Iona Community have also profiled a number of events, these can be found here COP26 – latest news about how to get involved and take action – The Iona Community

It is well worth looking on this page, events to look out for

 

30th October – 14th November: Loving Earth Exhibition at Gorbals Parish Church

Events – Loving Earth Project (lovingearth-project.uk)

Saturday 6th November: The Big Sing (in person and online)

COP26 – latest news about how to get involved and take action – The Iona Community

 

 

Worship and Prayer

A Rocha A short chat with God about climate change. – YouTube

Woodbrooke, Meeting for Worship during COP Worship | Woodbrooke

Christian Aid, Prayer and Action Climate Prayer Chain – Christian Aid

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