The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 — 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Methodist Church in Britain has officially launched Climate Justice for All (CJ4A), a campaign run by workers in Britain, Uruguay, Italy, Zambia and Fiji and together they have built a campaign designed to encourage every Methodist community around the world to take action for climate justice, in the lead up to COP26.
We have received the following from Mollie Pugmire who joined our District for the global encounter event. She writes:
We'd love for you to be part of spreading the word about the campaign with the East Anglia Global Mission community as well as your church communities.
For our launch, we have released the first in our series of monthly short films and worship resources. These resources aim to engage Methodist communities all over the world on the issue of climate justice, by encouraging communities to listen, call and commit. Each month, a short film will share the story of a different Methodist community and their relationship with climate change and/or climate action. The accompanying worship resources offer an opportunity to explore the themes of the film in more depth through materials such as discussion questions, an eco-reflection on a piece of scripture and prayers.
For our first month, our short film focuses on Scotland and COP26 and has contributions from members of Stirling Methodist Church as well as young people from across Britain. The worship resources have been written exclusively by young people and we hope that both the resources and the film will be of use to you and your community! Next month, our short film and worship resources will come from our colleague in Fiji which we are also very excited about!
Our resources are hosted on our website: April — Resources — World Methodist Council
Throughout the campaign, there will also be opportunities for communities to commit to change for the climate in their own lives, and to call for political change on a national and international scale. We're also inviting young people around the world to volunteer as advocates for the project.
If you would like to check out our social media, I have listed all of our accounts below:
Youtube: website and social media to keep up to date with the ongoing work of the campaign.
British CJ4A Worker | The Methodist Church in Britain
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