The 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) happens on the 4th December 2011 in Durban.
This Faith petition (http://www.wehavefaithactnow.org/) was created by Pan African Faith Based and Youth Mobilization towards COP17 in Durban. It is spearheaded by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. They ask everyone to pray for a binding climate change agreement on 4th December.
The petition states:
We call on our leaders to fight for a just and legally binding climate treaty!
We call on our negotiators to treat the Earth with respect, resist disorder and live in peace with each other, including embracing a legally binding climate treaty.
Africa must unite, and with one voice speak out for the justice of the poor in Africa and beyond!
We would like to welcome St Conval’s Parish Church in Renfrewshire as a new Eco-Congregation member!
Arbroath Old and Abbey Church will launch a new Eco-Congregation Network for congregations in the Angus area.
When: Tuesday 25th October, 7.30 – 9pm
Where: Old and Abbey Church, West Abbey Street, Arbroath, DDII IEQ
This meeting is for you if you:
• would like to do more to care for creation
• thinking about becoming an Eco-Congregation
• meet and share ideas with other local Eco-Congregations
Please contact Margaret Warnock for more information or to confirm your attendance.
Telephone: 01877 330182
The Ayrshire Network of Eco-Congregation Scotland would like to invite you to an Eco Fair on Saturday 22nd October, 10 -12 in Saltcoats New Trinty Church Halls. For a map of the church location, please see http://www.newtrinity.co.uk.
This event is for you if you and your church:
- know nothing about Eco-Congregation but would like to do more to care for creation
- are just beginning to think about becoming an eco-congregation
- are you already registered with us but would like to meet and learn from other local eco-congregations
There will be information and support available not only for churches but also for the general public from a whole host of organisations – please see attached flier. We would be grateful if you could publicise the event to your congregation and local community through intimations, church newsletters or by printing out and displaying the flier. Everyone is welcome!
Further information is available in this leaflet: