Were you marching to demand climate justice on Saturday? We joined with over 5000 others to march in the city!
On Saturday 28th November members of eco-congregations from across the country joined with over 5,000 others in Edinburgh and hundreds of thousands more from all round the globe to march for climate justice. The march was immediately preceded by a packed service in St Albert’s Chapel, organised by ECS, and attended by over 150 people. In spite of the wet, windy and cold weather people turned out to demand that the world’s leaders meeting in Paris this week agree an ambitious deal that will create a low carbon society.
Below are some images from the day with the Eco-Congregation banners to the fore!
After attending events in Paris, the baton finally made it to Brussels! Don’t forget to take a look at the map to see all the places its been to get there.
Here’s a photos of the baton during it’s sunny visit to Netherlee Parish
In advance of the baton’s arrival, St. Peter’s R.C had an Eco-Night with their youth group where they played a World Statistics Game, watched the animation of Laudato Si and talked about Eco-Congregation. This helped prepare for the arrival of the baton and participation in Sunday Mass.
The congregation of over 300 got to see the Baton on display as they arrived in Church before the it was taken into the Children’s Liturgy (pre-school to P4), explained and passed around. At the end of Mass, the young people formed a chain down the central aisle, and passed the baton from one to another before it reached Lewis and Mgr Kerr (pictured). All the while, a commentary from the pulpit explained about the baton, Eco-Congregation Scotland, and the UN Conference. Lewis and Mgr Kerr led the special prayer which was written by our Chaplain, Trevor Jamieson, and all members of the congregation participated aloud.
An Eco – Service was held at Broom Parish recently where minister Rev James Boag, together with Councillors Charlie Gilbert and Ian McAlpine of East Renfrewshire Council delighted in passing the baton around the entire congregation.
Here is a report of launch of Scottish Interfaith Week, including pictures of the Eco-Congregation baton, which got a positive mention from Aileen McLeod during her speech when she said she was delighted to be reunited with it at this event. You can read the full report and enjoy the photos here