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Journey to COP26 UN climate talks

10 - 11 April 2021

Journey to COP26 is a Quaker initiative to raise awareness about the upcoming UN climate talks, COP26, which will be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

Many people in the UK share a deep concern for the damage being done to the Earth, our home. In our concern, we recognise that every place is sacred and that we all have a responsibility to protect the Earth and all its inhabitants. The year of COP26 is a crucial time for building the movement for climate justice and showing the UK government that people in the UK and beyond want radical action to prevent climate breakdown.

We are a group of Quakers calling on all concerned communities in the UK, including people of other faiths and people of no faith, to join us our journey of awareness, understanding and action in the year of COP26.

On Saturday 10 April and Sunday 11 April we invite you to participate in a celebration of our environment by making a short journey to any place that is sacred to you. This action is a way for us to strengthen our collective sense of purpose in protecting the Earth and all its inhabitants.

Your journey could be to your garden or local park, or a day long hike! If your sacred place is your own living room it could even be a spiritual or virtual journey. It could be taken as a group, perhaps with others from your meeting, or individually.

If you would like to participate in the Journey to COP26, here are three steps you can take:

  1. Take a photo of your raised hand to tell us, 'I'm in!' Either post this on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, with the caption “I'm in! #JourneytoCOP26", or email it to oonaghr@quaker.org.uk. We want to collect these photos as a visual representation of how many people are ready to take action for climate justice.
  2. Start organising your journey. You could do this with friends, family, your faith community or on your own. Think about which places are sacred to you and how you might want to travel. Your journey could involve an event at the end, such as a meeting for worship, a community art exhibition or planting a tree together. It could also be an opportunity to get local politicians or local media to respond to the issue of climate change and draw attention to the COP26 negotiations.
  3. Get in touch with QPSW and tell us what you're planning. If you want advice, support or ideas for what to do for your Journey to COP26, we can help! Email Oonagh Ryder, Activism Support Coordinator: oonaghr@quaker.org.uk.

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For more information contact:

Oonagh Ryder

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Date & time

Start: 10:00 on 10 April 2021

Finish: 17:00 on 11 April 2021