COP26, Climate and the Pacific: the Cry of Earth, A Call to Action

In the run-up to the global climate summit "COP26" in November 2021, the world's top Christian leaders - Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians - have issued a joint appeal for delegates to "listen to the Cry of Earth" and make sacrifices to save the planet.

Ahead of COP26, during the Season of Creation, ERC organized this special webinar on the significance of COP26 for the climate emergency in the Pacific, as well as what you can do as a member of the Australian Christian community to ensure that our world leaders "listen to the Cry of Earth". Join Archbishop of Suva Peter Chong, Bishop of Parramatta Vincent Long, Pacific Conference of Churches General Secretary Rev. James Bhagwan and Rev. Mata Havea Hiliau Moderator Elect, Uniting Church NSW/ACT, for a conversation facilitated by Sister Jan Barnett rsj. How you can help between now and COP26: Our webinar had a strong focus on listening and responding to the Call of the Earth. Here's what you can do in the next few days and weeks heading into COP26 (COP26 starts on 31 October): You can click the link below to participate in the campaign of sending a letter to Australian leaders via our Stand with Tosy campaign. Please share the link with your networks. You can click the link below to join the banner campaign led by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change and put up a banner on a building which your organisation owns or has an association with. Make sure you send us a photo and look out for our Edmund Rice Centre banner coming soon! You can click the link below to sign the Healthy Planet, Healthy People petition led by the Laudato Si' movement. You can do this as an individual or as an organisation. ERC COP26 School Resource: If you work at, or have connection with a school, you may also like to use our COP26 school resource available here. We encourage you to pass on this resource to your networks as you see fit.

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