Just a quick update on 2 important online events taking place at the beginning of March
- Our next Justice & Peace Scotland online event – Poverty & Pandemic – is on Sunday 7th March (4.30pm – 6pm). Please book to join the event here Poverty & Pandemic Tickets, Sun 7 Mar 2021 at 16:30 | Eventbrite I’d also be grateful if you would publicise the event via your groups and networks. Feel free to use the blurb below.
Justice and Peace Scotland invites you to join us for a discussion of the impact of the pandemic drawing on the experience of our panel. Together we will share, reflect and start to identify how the church can be ready and prepared in our communities to meet the challenges which remain.
The panel includes:
Prof. Stephen McKinney (University of Glasgow)
Fr. Basil Clark VE (Archdiocese of St. Andrews & Edinburgh)
Danny Collins (National President, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Scotland)
Martin Johnstone (Poverty Truth Network / At the Edge)
- Justice & Peace Scotland are also sponsoring this event – Scottish Churches: COP26, Divestment & Investment in Just & Green Recovery on Wednesday 3rd March 7-8.30pm. As above your help in generating interest in this event would be very appreciated. A bit about this event is below and this is the link to register Scottish Churches: COP26, Divestment & Investment in Just & Green Recovery Tickets, Wed 3 Mar 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite
As Scotland prepares to host the UN climate talks (COP26) later this year, we have a unique opportunity to make an impact and increase the pressure on institutions and governments to respond with the urgency that the climate crisis demands.
Join this webinar to find out how Churches in Scotland – both locally and nationally – can support a just and green recovery by divesting from fossil fuels and re-orienting investments towards a clean energy future.
We are delighted to welcome the following speakers:
- Dr Lorna Gold, Director of Movement Building at FaithInvest and Acting Chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, will share how the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference divested from fossil fuels, as well as how the Republic of Ireland became the first country to commit to divest
- Very Revd John Conway, Provost of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh, will speak about how St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral divested from fossil fuels, as well as what needs to happen now in the Scottish Episcopal Church
- Seonaid Knox, former clerk to the Church of Scotland Youth Assembly, will speak about her involvement in the Church of Scotland divestment campaign, and why the Church needs to listen to the voice of younger generations
- James Buchanan, Bright Now Campaign Manager at Operation Noah, will share the key findings of the report Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?
- Alejandro Alemán Treminio, Climate Change Officer at the Nicaraguan organisation Centro Humboldt (a Christian Aid partner) and coordinator of Climate Action Network Latin America, will speak about the impacts of the climate crisis in the region, how communities are being supported to adapt and his hopes for climate justice at COP26