The Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue Call to COP26 - 11 November 2021
At the opening of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), more than 200 people from many faith traditions and different parts of the world gathered at the Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow, physically and virtually. We listened to each other’s stories and reflections on what climate change means from our faith perspectives; we prayed together; and we shared a meal. Using the Talanoa Dialogue methodology from the Pacific we discussed: Where are we now? Where do we want to go? And how do we get there?
Statement from the Faith-Based Organizations to COP26
To the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties – COP26 to the UNFCCC, Glasgow, United Kingdom 10 November 202.
Faith and Science: An Appeal for COP26
On 4 October 2021, faith leaders representing the world’s major religions joined scientists at the Vatican to call on the international community to raise their ambition and step up their climate action ahead of COP26. Almost 40 faith leaders signed a joint Appeal, which was presented by Pope Francis to COP26 President-Designate, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma, and the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Luigi Di Maio.
Call from young Christians to Governments gathered in the Pre COP 26 Milan, 30 September - 2 October
As young members of the Christian family in Italy, it is our hope that COP26 will be a crucial element in addressing the climate crisis. Together, we ask world leaders to take this opportunity of this session to define with determination and ambition measurable goals of climate justice for all.
Call from the Churches to Governments gathered in the Pre COP 26 Milan, 30 September - 2 October
Milan in September 2021 hosted the pre-conference of the parties in the framework of the UN Convention on Climate Change (pre-COP 26), 18 years after the COP 9 which took place in Milan in 2003.
Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration for COP26
Scottish and UK religious leaders have signed a declaration urging governments to take transformational climate action at the COP26 in November.
Joint statement, Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Canterbury urge care for future of the planet
For the first time, the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church and Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.
COP26 Statement from the Bishops of the Church of Sweden
Along with many others, we bishops are looking forward to COP26 with both hope and trepidation. The stakes are tremendously high.
God’s creation – our home
A message from the Bishops’ Conference of the Church of Norway about our Christian calling in the encounter with the climate crisis.
Declaration of the National Council of Churches in India on COP26
Declaration from National Council of Churches in India To the 26th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) Of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
An Interfaith Earth Day message in times of Covid 19 and Climate Emergency
Inter-faith group active at UNFCCC conferences response to the postponement of the COP26 - 22nd of April, Earth Day
WCC, WCRC, LWF, CWM letter to G20 finance ministers (July 2020)
The World Council of Churches (WCC), World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Council for World Mission (CWM), have followed with profound concern how the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic crisis have continued to destroy lives and livelihood around the world. To date this has resulted in more than half a million deaths, massive unemployment, increase of debts, poverty, and inequality in many parts of the world.