An international summit on climate change and global warming.
Message from Archbishop Tartaglia. -
"It is expected that COP 26 will be attended by scores of world leaders, hundreds of official delegates, and thousands of activists and protestors. It will undoubtedly be a massive logistical challenge for the authorities. We wish them well in their task of managing this event.
The Bishops' Conference of Scotland has formed a working group to explore what contribution the Catholic Church in Scotland can offer. SCES is working with partners to produce educational materials for Catholic schools. Indeed many of our schools are already engaged in environmental projects.
As we know, climate change is a matter that young people – and not just young people - feel deeply about. There will also be local ecumenical input in preparation for COP26 through Glasgow Churches Together, as well as Inter-Faith engagement.
The excitement and interest around COP26 is a good opportunity for our parish communities and parish groups to reflect on the doctrine of creation and on our God-given responsibility to care for the earth and for its climate, its waters, its land, its air and its life.
To that end, I give the invitation to read or re-read the 2015 Encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si – On the Care of our Common Home."
An official summary of the document, together with a Q&A Paper are on the links and in the windows below.