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Climate Sunday – Scottish launch

Climate Sunday – Scottish launch

Join us for the Scottish launch of Climate Sunday, providing focus in the year of COP26 for churches committed to action combatting climate change.

Local churches are encouraged to hold a special Climate Sunday service over the months leading up to Sunday 5th September 2021, the first Sunday in Creation Time, with free resources for every tradition and style of worship.

An initiative of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI)‘s Environment Issues Network, Climate Sunday encourages local churches to take one or more of the following three actions:

Worship

Hold a climate-focused service, to explore the theological and scientific basis of creation care and action on climate, to pray, and to commit to action. Explore our resources and the Climate Sunday website for inspiration and worship resources to suit all church traditions and please register your service so we can count you in!

Commit 

Make a commitment as a local church community to taking long term action to reduce your own greenhouse gas emissions. Register and join the Eco-Congregation Scotland programme – or work towards an Eco-Congregation Scotland Award. Use Climate Stewards‘ new 360°carbon calculator for churches.

Speak up

Use your voice to tell politicians that you want a cleaner, greener, fairer future at the heart of plans to rebuild a strong economy. Read and sign the ‘The Time Is Now’ declaration both as a church and as individuals.

Climate Sunday culminates with a major service in Glasgow on Sunday 5th September 2021 to share church commitments and pray for bold action with courageous leadership at COP26 in the city this November.

Organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) with backing from a range of denominations and charities, we are encouraging more Scottish support for Climate Sunday and all churches to pray and act in the run-up to COP26.

Join James Anthony, Climate Sunday project coordinator, to hear all about the initiative – with great ideas on how you can worship, commit and speak up through your local church.

Eco-Congregation Scotland chairperson Mary Sweetland said: “We need to take action as Christians who care for God’s creation, tackling the climate emergency with urgency now and for future generations. When we welcome thousands from around the world, online or in person to COP26, we can all demonstrate that we are taking action and leading by example in our own church and across the country. We all share a unique opportunity this year for transformational change, taking practical steps to change our own behaviour and calling on governments to agree global action when they gather in Glasgow. Climate Sunday helps link this directly with our spiritual life, focussing local churches on the environment in worship, prayer and action.”

Please register using the form below for a Zoom meeting link: