The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is fast approaching. It will be held in Glasgow from Sunday 31st October until Friday 12th November.
Earlier this year, the Archbishop of Canterbury addressed an international group of faith leaders and declared:
“I speak as a Christian. Jesus teaches us that there are no greater commandments than to love God and love our neighbour. To abide by those commandments as a Christian today is to step up to the challenge of climate change and connected environmental crises.”
The Society of Saint Francis stands firmly with fellow Christians and peoples of all faiths and none in our commitment to tackling the disastrous threats of Climate Change. We have committed ourselves to a target of carbon neutrality by 2030 and are curently taking the practical steps to make this happen. We also plan to have a presence in Glasgow during the conference.
If you are wondering how you might be able to help make a difference in the run-up to COP 26, you might wish to draw upon the prayerful and practical resources offered by groups such as:
We are all being encouraged to write to our MPs ahead of the conference, in order to make our voices heard. here is a handy link giving advice and tips on how best to do this: