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A Faith Based Challenge to COP26

A Faith Based Challenge to COP26

Fr Seán McDonagh

 

Father Seán McDonagh, a Columban priest, has a long history of being a eco-activist and in 1985 his book ‘To Care for the Earth’ called for a new theology that would give as much prominence to creation as to redemption. Since then he has written many books and articles that have all contributed to a deeper understanding of what is happening to our ‘common home’ and the need to take radical action. He also contributed to the research which led to ‘Laudato Si’.

This is a wonderful opportunity to come together, as women and men of faith, to discern the action needed at COP26.

Eco-Congregation Scotland is delighted to support this Scottish Catholic Laity Network event with SCIAF, Laudato Si’ Animators and Eco Groups Scotland as part of the Season of Creation 2021.

 

Format of evening:

7.00 – 7.10          Welcome and Opening Prayer

7.10  – 8.30         Presentation by Seán followed by Q&A

8.30  – 9.00        Breakout Rooms based on Catholic Dioceses in Scotland, or England and Wales, or Parish if requested

Please register at: https://forms.gle/WVAr5CN362v7VdYJA

For further details please email: slaitynetwork@gmail.com

 

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

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

SCIAF: rebuilding our common home

 

 

Join us to discuss the current work and future focus of SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) as we look towards 2021 and the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. 

Churches in our East Lothian and Edinburgh Local Networks are co-hosting tonight’s meeting and we will be joined by Catholic eco-congregation volunteers from across Scotland with SCIAF senior campaigns officer Jonathan McAveety.

Jonathan plays a leading campaign role with colleagues in Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and the Just and Green Recovery for Scotland.

SCIAF is an important partner of Eco-Congregation Scotland advocating climate justice and engaging with parishes in all eight Dioceses of the Catholic Church.

 

Please complete the following details for a Zoom meeting link:

Criticism for UK Aid cut

Leading Christian international development charities have condemned UK Government plans to cut overseas aid from the pledged 0.7% of Gross National Income.

Christian Aid Scotland head and Eco-Congregation Scotland trustee Sally Foster-Fulton joined Rev Susan Brown, Church of Scotland Faith Impact Forum convener, in “Life and Work” to criticise the announcement by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Hundreds of churches across the country are supporting Christian Aid this first Sunday of Advent, singing or sharing ‘When Out of Poverty is Born‘, with collective worship in hope and solidarity for the world’s poorest.

SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) urges us to take action now, contacting our MPs and tweeting messages for the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Foreign Secretary.

Tearfund Scotland said the cut “couldn’t have come at a worse time for people living in poverty”, asking us to please pray for vulnerable communities pushed to the brink of survival every day.

Please support our aid charities – and key partners of Eco-Congregation Scotland – in campaigning and praying for this vital support to continue, maintaining our global connections to address climate justice.