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Message of good wishes for COP26

Issued by the Co-Chairs (on behalf of the Board) and the Moderators of the Faith Communities Forum of the Inter Faith Network for the UK

Care for the planet is a vital part of the teachings and values of all faith communities, as are justice and care for others.

It is our hope and prayer that COP26 will see decisions and developments which reflect these values and work toward swift progress to tackle climate change. We send our good wishes for this.

Faith community bodies and other faith-based organisations have been stepping up their work to tackle climate change and for climate justice and to press governments and others to do likewise. We note this and, at this time, particularly the steps that they have been taking in relation to COP26, which is about to begin in Glasgow, including the faith communities’ vigil this Sunday.

In relation to inter faith preparation for COP26, we note particularly the work of Interfaith Scotland, Interfaith Glasgow and Faith for the Climate; and the Glasgow Multifaith Declaration. Inter faith climate initiatives are of growing importance and we encourage all faith and inter faith organisations to work together to respond to this vital issue and to ‘re-green’ our common world.

Issued by the Co-Chairs (on behalf of the Board) and the Moderators of the Faith Communities Forum of the Inter Faith Network for the UK

29 October 2021

Notes for editors

  1. Press queries to the Inter Faith Network: email ifnet@interfaith.org.uk
  2. This statement can be found at http://interfaith.org.uk/resources/statements-and-messages and a copy of IFN’s statement making policy at https://www.interfaith.org.uk/uploads/Policy_on_making_of_statements.pdf.
  3. The Inter Faith Network for the UK www.interfaith.org.uk was founded in 1987 to advance public knowledge and mutual understanding of the teachings, traditions and practices of the different faith communities in Britain and to promote good relations between people of different faiths in this country. It works with its member bodies and others to carry out these aims.
  4. Member bodies of the Inter Faith Network include: national faith community representative bodies; national, regional and local inter faith bodies; and academic institutions and educational bodies concerned with inter faith issues. http://www.interfaith.org.uk/members
  5. IFN member National Faith Community Representative Bodies meet together as the Faith Communities Forum of IFN. More information can be found at https://www.interfaith.org.uk/about/faith-communities-forum.

 

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