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COP26 is a huge moment for the world to stand together against climate change. The church in the UK and around the world has a crucial role to play. We can influence political leaders to be ambitious and to take steps to end the climate crisis.

Churches can speak up with a strong moral voice. Together, we can mobilise members to challenge the abuse of creation and insist on the value and dignity of every human being. Churches can offer powerful witness, in words and actions, for a future where everyone can flourish.   

The countdown is on to COP26. Now is the time for action. Find out how you and your church can join the movement of people around the world who are calling for climate justice. 

COP26 Events

Protest Art: a Lament in Black Paint

Kelvingrove Art Gallery 
12-24 October

Protest Art: a Lament in Black Paint is a new exhibition commissioned by Christian Aid, Tearfund and Islamic Relief and created by Glasgow-based artist I.D. Campbell. In three eye-catching portraits shockingly dipped in black paint, we see the devastating impact of climate injustice on those living in vulnerable communities. 

After its residency in Kelvingrove, Protest Art will go on tour around the city during COP26. venues include Glasgow Cathedral, St George’s Tron, Glasgow Central Mosque and The Mitchell Library. More details will be available on Facebook.

protest art

Colin Hattersley

YCCN Prayers and Pilgrims march

Glasgow Green, Glasgow 
Saturday 30 October 2pm

Welcome the YCCN relay as it reaches Glasgow!  
 
The YCCN team and other climate pilgrimages will be walking from Glasgow Green to George Square to mark the start of COP26.  

Volunteer holding flag which says Relay to COP26

YCCN Relay to COP26 Closing Service

St George’s Tron, Glasgow 
Saturday 30 October 6pm

After 1200 miles and 4.5 months of walking, YCCN is finally arriving in Glasgow.  
Join Christian Aid, Tearfund, Church of Scotland and YCCN to reflect on their epic journey, to give thanks and to add your voice to our call for urgent action on fair climate finance at COP26. 

YCCN Boat

Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow   
Saturday 6 November 11.30am

Would you like to find a friendly face to march with on the Global Day of Action? 
Pop into Sandyford Henderson church between 10am-12pm for a warming pre-march cuppa. You’ll be able to collect placards, meet staff and get ready for the day ahead.  

We will walk together with our partner faith organisations, meeting at Kelvingrove Park from 11.30am. The demonstration will then march to Glasgow Green for a rally at 3pm. If you're planning to join click 'going' on our Facebook event. 

If you're planning to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow for the Global Day of Action there are coach tickets available. Book your ticket here.

If you can't join the march in Glasgow there are lots of other ways to get involved in the Day of Action, click below to find out more.

COP26 Global day of action

The Time is Now: Christian Aid and Friends

Glasgow Cathedral and online 
Monday 8 November 7pm

Join Christian Aid, Dr Williams, the Kingdom Choir and the Young Christian Climate Network for a night of music, prayer and inspiration at Glasgow Cathedral.  
 
Contributors include:  

  • Dr Rowan Williams, outgoing chair of Christian Aid  
  • Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, Chief Executive of Christian Aid 
  • The Kingdom Choir, London-based choir, led by Karen Gibson 
  • Robert Beckford, Professor of Black Theology at The Queen's Foundation
nations climate sunday

Karen Bass

Climate-induced loss & damage: Impacts and climate justice solutions at COP26

Glasgow Film Theatre and online 
Tuesday 9 November 2pm

This event is run as part of People's Summit for Climate Justice.

Vulnerable communities on the front lines of the climate crisis urgently need the UNFCCC to provide real solutions for those dealing with the aftermath of disasters. Social protection strategies, and a new Loss & Damage financing facility paid for by polluters, must be advanced at COP26.

Contributors: Teresa Anderson - Action Aid, Nushrat Chowdhury - Christian Aid, Harjeet Singh - CAN, Tetet Lauron - Rosa Luxemburg

In this image, Rose Jonathan and her community in Kenya are working together to clear the weeds and rubbish from the Dam.

In this image, Rose Jonathan and her community in Kenya are working together to clear the weeds a...Tom Pilston / Christian Aid

An ecumenical service of solidarity for climate justice at COP26

Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church and online 
Tuesday 9 November 6pm

This event will hear from inspirational people in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest who tackle climate change by working as shields against deforestation and devastation. We will discover how they challenge unjust systems, gain greater access to their land, and strive for justice.  

Contributors include:  

  • Representatives from the Amazon communities 
  • Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, Chief Executive of Christian Aid 
  • Sally Foster-Fulton, Head of Nations and Church Relations 

Join us after the event for refreshments and an Amazon photo exhibition.  

ecumenical service for climate justice

Take Action

With only a few weeks until COP26, the UK Government has a unique opportunity to ensure climate justice.
Campaigners gather outside Parliament Square

COP26 Day of Action

Call on world leaders to act

Rise to the moment

Prayer and action for COP26
Young people on their way to COP26 in Glasgow with YCCN, at St Pauls Cathedral, London.

COP26 Breakfast Briefings

Join other church leaders in September and October to hear about what climate justice will look like at COP26.