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Curiosity, creativity and the climate

Join Christian Aid Scotland and a panel of artists, writers and storytellers as they explore how creativity can inspire us to change the world.

Seonaid Knox, Prophetic Activist for Christian Aid, will guide the creative and curious conversations with people who advocate for climate justice through creative practice. The panel of guests includes our own Rev David Coleman, Environmental Chaplain for Eco-Congregation Scotland and:

  • ID Campbell, UNESCO artist

  • Dr Anna Fisk, climate activist, theologian and knitter

  • Rev Kathy Galloway, poet and hymn writer

  • Linda Murgatroyd, Quaker Arts Network and Loving Earth Project co-ordinator

Further information:
https://www.christianaid.org.uk/events/curiosity-creativity-and-climate

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curiosity-creativity-and-the-climate-tickets-159663749573

Campaign for climate justice with Christian Aid Scotland:
https://www.christianaid.org.uk/campaigns/climate

 

Climate Fringe Week

18 – 26 September 2021

During Climate Fringe Week we join with civil society groups across Scotland to celebrate and support all the ways you can engage in climate activism; be that as part of an organisation, with your friends, family or wider community.

With COP26 coming to Glasgow, this is a key time to bring about climate action and the Scottish voice should be louder than ever.

#ClimateFringeWeek

Anglican Communion Webinar: COP26, Divestment and Investment for Climate Justice

An overview of how Churches in the Anglican Communion can act for climate justice ahead of COP26 through divestment and investment

Across the Anglican Communion, Churches are supporting a just and green recovery by divesting from fossil fuels and investing in clean alternatives.

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Church of Ireland and the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have divested from fossil fuels. The Church in Wales and Scottish Episcopal Church are set to debate divestment at Governing Body meetings in the coming months. There have also been calls for the Church of England to accelerate divestment from fossil fuels, following the motion on divestment passed at General Synod in 2018.

Join this interactive webinar to hear from inspiring leaders across the Anglican Communion, who will share their insights about the steps that Churches need to take on divestment and investment ahead of COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021.

The webinar will provide an excellent opportunity to find out how you can get involved in campaigning for divestment in your local church, diocese and at a national level.

We are delighted to welcome the following speakers:

Keynote speaker: Rt Revd Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford: Fossil fuel divestment, positive investment and the urgent need for a just and green recovery from Covid-19

Revd Dr Rachel Mash, Environmental Coordinator of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and Secretary to the Anglican Communion Environmental Network: The theological underpinnings of divestment

Revd Jacynthia Murphy, Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia: The impact of the climate crisis in the Pacific Islands and decision of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia to divest

Very Revd John Conway, Provost of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh: How eco-congregation St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral divested from fossil fuels and what needs to happen now in the Scottish Episcopal Church

Revd Stuart Elliott, Vicar of Betws-y-Coed Parish Church and Member of Church in Wales’ Environment Group and Ethical Investment Group: Fossil fuel divestment in the Church in Wales and investment in climate solutions

Stephen Trew, Member of the Church of Ireland General Synod: The Church of Ireland divestment journey

James Buchanan, Bright Now Campaign Manager at Operation Noah: Key findings of the report Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?

It will provide an opportunity to find out more about how your Church, Diocese or Province can join the next global divestment announcement for faith institutions on 17 May 2021.

The webinar is organised by the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, Operation Noah, Christian Aid, Tearfund and Eco-Congregation Scotland.

Please register using this link:

https://anglican_communion_cop26_divestment_webinar.eventbrite.co.uk

What can Churches do for Climate Justice? – Climate Fringe

What can Churches do for Climate Justice?

In the year that the UN climate talks ‘COP26’ come to Glasgow, there are many ways that churches and people of faith can contribute meaningfully to climate action –  before, during and after. Join us to hear from inspirational campaigners from churches who have taken action on climate, how their faith inspires them, and find out how you can get involved in 2021.

Eco-Congregation Scotland is in partnership with Christian Aid, SCIAF and Tearfund for this Climate Fringe Live Event curated by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.

Please sign up on the Climate Fringe link:

Live Events

Scottish Churches’ Webinar – COP26, Divestment and Investment in a Just and Green Recovery

Join this webinar to explore how Churches in Scotland can divest from fossil fuels and invest in the just and green recovery ahead of COP26.

As Scotland prepares to host the UN climate talks (COP26) later this year, we have a unique opportunity to make an impact and increase the pressure on institutions and governments to respond with the urgency that the climate crisis demands.

Join this webinar to find out how Churches in Scotland – both locally and nationally – can support a just and green recovery by divesting from fossil fuels and re-orienting investments towards a clean energy future.

We are delighted to welcome the following speakers:

The webinar will be chaired by Fiona Buchanan, Campaigns and Advocacy Coordinator at Christian Aid Scotland.

Around the world, more than 400 faith institutions have divested from fossil fuels, including the World Council of Churches, the United Reformed Church, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Fossil fuel divestment will be on the agenda at this year’s General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

We are excited to share that the webinar will see the launch of the Scottish Churches COP26 Pledge on Divestment and the Just and Green Recovery, which can be signed by individuals, churches, regional Church bodies and national Churches.

The webinar is an excellent opportunity to find out more about how your church can join the next global divestment announcement for faith institutions in spring 2021. Join us to find out where your Church denomination currently stands on fossil fuel divestment, and how you can get involved in the campaign.

The webinar series is sponsored by: Eco-Congregation Scotland, Operation Noah, Christian Aid, Justice and Peace Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland.

Register today on Eventbrite:

https://scottishchurcheswebinar.eventbrite.co.uk

Christian Aid: Building Hope

Church volunteers from our West Fife and (North) Fife Local Networks invite you to hear from Charlie Meiklejohn of Christian Aid Scotland on the Christmas appeal and climate justice work, with facilitated discussion on climate and Christmas using ALTERnativity resources.

Eco-Congregation Scotland enjoys a strong partnership with Christian Aid, recognising that the overseas aid charity increasingly responds to the climate crisis and its impact on the Global South, while joining us in supporting a Just and Green Recovery for Scotland.

Christian Aid: Building Hope
Thursday 17th December 2020, 1.00pm
2.00pm

Please register below for the Zoom meeting link:

Christian Aid: Building Hope

Christian Aid: Building Hope
Friday 11th December 2020, 3.30pm
4.30pm

Volunteers from our Helensburgh & Lomond and Stirling Local Networks invite you to hear from Charlie Meiklejohn of Christian Aid Scotland on their Christmas appeal and climate justice work, with facilitated discussion on climate and Christmas using ALTERnativity resources.

Eco-Congregation Scotland enjoys a strong partnership with Christian Aid, recognising that the overseas aid charity increasingly responds to the climate crisis and its impact on the Global South.

Please register below for the Zoom meeting link: