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Thank you, St Mary's Bromley, for your continued support of the Climate Sunday campaign.  It's been incredible to see what we've been able to achieve together over the last year.

 

With COP26 only a week away we'd like to update you on the progress of the campaign, what we'll be doing at COP26 itself, and what our plans are after COP26 is over.

 

The Campaign

 

This year, across society people have been gearing up for the UN climate negotiations (COP26).  It's been inspiring to see churches do the same as part of Climate Sunday.

 

Over 2,200 churches across Britain and Ireland have held a climate focused service, engaging more deeply in creation care theology, committing to long term environmental action in their communities and signing the Time is Now declaration.

The Interfaith hand in

 

On Monday 18th October, as part of a delegation of faith organisations, we presented our document outlining the collective actions taken by churches to the UK government.  This included the total number of services, commitment to greening schemes and signatures of the Time is Now.

(Representatives from some of the organisations of Climate Sunday with Christian faith leaders at 10 Downing Street on 18th Oct, including (left to right) on top row: Tearfund, Worldvision, CAFOD, Church of England, Christian Aid and on the bottom row: A Rocha UK, and Chair of Climate Sunday Andy Atkins.  Photo copyright: CAFOD)

Climate Sunday at COP26

 

We're going to COP26 and we're taking you with us!

 

Climate Sunday has a stall in the COP26 green zone (the civil society space) on the 1st November.  We'll be using this to highlight the incredible things churches have been doing over the last year.

 

Please send any photos you have from your climate focused services, activities and commitments to hello@climatesunday.org for possible inclusion at our COP26 stall.

 

Keep an eye on our communication channels for updates from our team at COP26 on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

After COP26

 

We'll be hosting a webinar on 18th November at 7pm with members of our COP26 team to report back to you what we did at COP, some reflections on the outcomes of the conference, and what's next after COP26.

 

Register for the webinar here.

 

Save the date!  We will also be hosting another webinar on 20th January at 7pm to talk in detail about what's next for churches who have taken part in Climate Sunday, we'll let you know more about that soon.

 

Beyond Climate Sunday

 

The vision of Climate Sunday is to leave a lasting legacy of thousands of churches tackling climate change as an integral part of their mission, and equipped to campaign on climate issues.  COP26 isn't the end of that vision.

 

As the campaign draws to a close, we'll point you towards ways you can keep going with your climate commitments by continuing to engage with creation care during your church services, continuing your journey with the greening schemes, and campaigning to make sure the government honours its climate commitments after COP26.

 

Every blessing and many thanks,

 

Climate Sunday Team

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