Eco-Congregation Ireland has been passing a candle round churches in a similar way to we did with our climate justice baton:
We are delighted that churches throughout Ireland are joining us in our ‘Shine a Light on Climate Justice’ initiative, which was launched at the National Ecumenical Prayer Service for COP21 in the presence of President Michael D Higgins in November 2015.
Our climate justice candle had visited 30 different Dublin parishes by mid- April and it is now continuing its journey throughout the country.
Parishes/congregations/meetings/study groups are asked to focus on climate justice for the week that they have the candle.
You can read more about their project here.
This got us thinking that during 2017 each of the Eco-Congregation Scotland local networks passed a candle between their churches and to churches who are not currently involved it might help to remind people about the importance of the environment. As we have 20 networks we would need 20 candles. They would not need to be the size of the Irish one, but they would need to be able to last long enough to visit a dozen or so churches each.
Big church candles with logos are expensive to have made (up to £70 each) so, if you know anyone who would be interested in making candles please contact us.