“For The Love Of …” Campaign
On 14-15 February 2015, the St Valentine’s Day weekend, your church, congregation or parish is invited to take part in a national campaign, For the Love of …, which recognises that everyone loves something that is threatened by climate change. It asks people to share what these things are, and to join together to demand climate action, for the sake of all the things that matter most, both here in Scotland and further afield.
For a list of events taking place over Valentines weekend click here.
How congregations can take part
There are two things we would like congregations to do:
1. Explore in worship our love for God’s creation, using resources specially written for Sunday 15th February. This material has been written by Trevor Jamison (Environmental Chaplain to Eco-Congregation Scotland) and Richard Murray (Scottish Episcopal Church). You can download it here (PDF file) or view it online here.
2. Encourage members to fill out a campaign postcard and send it to the campaign, who will hand them over to the First Minister of Scotland. You can see the postcard below. Quantities of these will be sent to our local network coordinators in time for Sunday 15th, but they can be used until the middle of May. This is what the postcard looks like:
About the campaign
The For the love of… campaign comes from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), a diverse coalition of 60 organisations in Scotland campaigning together on climate change. Members include faith groups such as the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church, Christian Aid, SCIAF, Tearfund, Eco-Congregation Scotland, A Rocha, the Salvation Army, Methodist Relief and Development Fund and the Iona Community.
You can find out more on the campaign web site: www.fortheloveof.org.uk
A resource pack to help people organize local events, either independently or related to Sunday worship can be found here.