COP 26

COP 26

World leaders met in Glasgow from 1st to 12th November for this UN climate change conference. Pope Francis in his encyclical, Laudato Si’, calls each of us to care for our common home.

Scientists and church leaders plead for speedy, collective action at COP26

“We have inherited a garden: we must not leave a desert to our children.” Those are the words contained in a joint appeal signed by Pope Francis along with scientists and religious leaders recently in the Vatican during a meeting entitled “Faith and Science: Towards Cop26”.

The appeal spells out, in no uncertain terms, that unprecedented challenges “threaten our beautiful common home”.

Join the global march for climate justice

CAFOD Brentwood is encouraging parish groups and individuals across our diocese to join a London march for climate justice on Saturday 6 November from 11 am, as part of a Global Day of Action.

As world leaders gather for the COP26 climate talks, thousands will be marching in London to let them know that urgent action is needed to keep global temperatures within 1.5 degrees, and to ensure that meaningful support is given to the countries that have done the least to cause the climate crisis.

You can register at Global Day of Action for the climate 2021 | CAFOD

Also visit CAFOD’s website for more.

COP26: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES FORMING THE NEXT GENERATION OF STEWARDS OF GOD’S CREATION

As we near the end of the first week of the COP26 UN climate summit, two Catholic bishops have issued a statement lauding the action and commitment of Catholic school pupils in their response to the ecological crisis. See more

Pope Francis: “A real chance for change”

In a reflection given to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day programme on 29 October, Pope Francis looked ahead to the COP26 UN climate summit and challenged us to work together to offer a radical new outlook on how we tackle climate change. See more

Cardinal to PM: Support poor and vulnerable communities facing “devastating effects of climate change”

Ahead of the meeting of world leaders at the COP26 UN climate summit, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to the Prime Minister to express the hopes of the Catholic community in England and Wales. See more

Prayer Vigil for the Earth

Christ the King Chingford

The Vigil took place before and during COP26 on Saturday 30th October and Saturday 6th November from 11.00am to 12.30pm. All were welcome to attend. We sat in silence during the current climate and ecological crisis to pray for a better and greener world where the poorest people can thrive. If you were unable to attend, please see prayers you can say at home.

Pope’s Prayer Intention for January 2022

For true human fraternity. We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.

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