On 1st March the Diocese of St. David’s launched a virtual pilgrimage to draw attention to COP26, the United Nations climate change conference. Jonathan Thomas finds out why.
The United Nations climate change conference (COP 26) will meet in Glasgow this November. It’s the first time the conference has been held in the UK, and representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet to tackle the climate emergency. For many this is seen as a crucial opportunity to work together to reduce global carbon emissions. The Bishop of St. Davids, Joanna Penberthy, has launched a virtual pilgrimage to Glasgow to draw attention to the conference, and churches across Wales are holding a ‘Climate Change Sunday’ to raise awareness too.
Jonathan Thomas hears about these endeavours, and explores the concept of ‘Creation Care’. He hears how for some Christians looking after the Earth is central to their Christian life – not simply a nice and well-meaning addition to it. Andy Atkins from the global environmental charity A-Rocha explains how their ‘Eco-Church’ award scheme works, and how it’s supporting people across Wales to make changes to everyday church life to help protect the environment.
- Sun 28 Mar 2021 09:00
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