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Details for the Climate March and church service this week!

In advance of the climate march and ecumenical church service being held before hand, we want to remind you of the details and significance of the event. If you plan on attending you can find all the details below. Please come along and spread the word!

Church service details

The march will be preceded with an ecumenical church service, featuring music, readings, prayer and reflection. The reflection will be given by the environmental writer and activist, Alastair McIntosh.

Time: 11am

Location:

St Albert’s Chapel
University Catholic Chaplaincy
George Square

Directions:

Click here for Google map and directions to the chapel.

Chapel entrance is in the lane parallel to Middle Meadow Walk, close to start point of march

 

We would also like to encourage you to join us in prayer, both now and in the coming days.

A Prayer for the Paris COP21 (Conference of the Parties) Meeting, 2015

 

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,

The world, and those who live in it;

For he has founded it on the seas,

And established it on the rivers.

                                    (Psalm 24: 1-2)

 

O God of this earth, as nations gather to meet in Paris,

We pray for the representatives of the rich and the powerful,

And for those sent there by the poor and the vulnerable.

Give to them all gifts of wisdom and discernment,

That they might truly understand what faces your world today,

And see what needs to be done in days ahead.

Give to them qualities of kindness, justice and determination,

That they may hear creation’s cry of distress,

And together take binding actions to safeguard the climate.

And stir up in us what we expect from others.

Make us wise and discerning, kind, and just,

Determined to play our part in caring for creation, now and for ever.

Amen.

West Lothian Faith Group meeting Tuesday 24th of November

You are invited to a meeting of the West Lothian Faith Group is meeting on Tuesday 24 November 2015 (2.00pm-4.15pm) in the Canon Hoban Hall at St John Cantius and Nicholas in Broxburn.

The first part of the meeting will focus on the theme for this year’s Scottish Interfaith Week – Care for the Environment.  Interfaith Scotland have a range of materials on their website which may help inform the discussion on caring for the environment and mitigating the effects of climate change: http://www.interfaithscotland.org/scottish-interfaith-week/care-for-the-environment-resources/.  The documents ‘Our Sacred Earth’ and ‘World Faiths and the Environment’ may be particularly useful.

The second part of the meeting will focus on normal Faith Group business. Further information is available from: Joanna.Anderson1@westlothian.gov.uk