COP26 Vigil

COP26 vigil poster

The future of our planet hangs in the balance. Interfaith Scotland and Interfaith Glasgow, with the Scottish Religious Leaders’ Forum, invite you – at this critical moment – to join people of all religions and none in expressing your love for life on earth and the shared hope that COP26 will commit leaders to the actions necessary to save it!

Witness religious leaders and faith community members coming together in Glasgow’s main square, united in a common commitment to climate justice, to mark the beginning of COP26 and to launch Scottish Interfaith Week, which shares the COP26 theme: ‘Together for Our Planet’. This unique prayer and meditation vigil will bring together people of all backgrounds in Glasgow and – via a livestream – around the world, in a powerful, symbolic act of unity and solidarity for our planet. To join the vigil in person, don’t forget to book your ticket on Eventbrite.

Speak up for Climate Justice: Sign the Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration for COP26

We have taken the step of using the organisation to offer everyone the opportunity to sign ‘The Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration for COP26‘. This declaration has been carefully crafted by representatives of the Scottish Religious Leaders’ Forum along with faith representatives from the United Kingdom. It has initially been signed by a widely diverse range of Scottish and UK wide religious communities and signatures are now being sought from faith communities, local interfaith groups and people of faith from across the UK and indeed globally. We hope to garner thousands of signatures to the petition to present at the COP26 Climate Summit and if you feel you are able to sign it, please do include which faith you belong to (if appropriate).

Volunteer Steward Needed for COP26 Vigil 

We are looking for volunteers to help with stewarding at the COP26 Vigil in George Square, Glasgow. If you are available on Sunday 31st October from 12pm to 3:15pm, and will be happy to volunteer for us at this important event, we need you! No stewarding experience required. Training and briefing will be provided prior to the event. If you are interested to be one of our volunteer stewards at the COP26 Vigil, please fill in the volunteer recruitment form by Monday 18th October, and we will get in touch with you.

Please feel free to circulate this email widely, and also encourage your community to plan an event or take part in the eventsduring Scottish Interfaith Week.

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