October 29, 2015

CANADA: Pray for Climate Justice Now

World leaders are working to forge a new international climate agreement at the UN Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, November 30 to December 11, 2015. COP21 is a critical junction and has the potential to be a real turning point for the fate of creation.

CPJ offers 3 ways for you to get involved in Prayers for Paris - prayers and action for climate justice.

• Use the worship materials.

• Participate in the cross-Canada prayer chain.

Sign the climate justice petition.

1. Use the worship materials.

Climate justice sermons, prayers, hymns, and activities are available for download. They’ve been designed for use in worship in the lead-up to Paris, particularly on Sunday, November 29. All are centred on faithfully supporting the flourishing of creation.

2. Participate in the prayer chain.

Around the world, people are praying for climate justice. Canadians from Victoria, Halifax, Iqaluit and places in between, are coming together for a rolling prayer vigil throughout the Paris talks. We are praying to express gratitude for the gift of creation, to lament the devastation of the Earth, and to ask for boldness for those negotiating a new climate agreement. Sign up for an hour or commit your faith community to pray for a day!

3. Sign the climate justice call to action.

Canadians know that, as a country, we need ambitious action to address climate change. We are adding our voices to the call to climate action issued by interfaith leaders. Add your voice to the climate justice call to action and encourage others in your community to do the same. Church leaders going to the climate talks will be sure that Canadian negotiators get the message that Canadians want action to address climate change.

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