Christian Aid has launched a global prayer chain ahead of the UN’s climate conference, COP26, to be held in Glasgow in November. Clergy, politicians and members of the public joined the charity as they held a prayer vigil recently at Parliament Square in London. The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams addressed the crowd, as well as Christian Aid’s CEO Amanda Khozi Mukawashi. “We can pray for our leaders, we can pray that the sense of urgency will deepen for them. We can pray for the whole of our society for a readiness to see what we can give up and what we can do without for the sake of all our neighbours.”
Christians from across the denominational spectrum will come together so that day or night, someone is praying for urgent action on climate change, and for those in poor countries who have not caused the crisis, to be protected. It is being led by Christian Aid with support from fellow charities Cafod and Tearfund and many others. Organisers are also hoping that time will be set aside during this summer’s Lambeth Conference for attending Anglican bishops to take part. Christian Aid’s CEO Amanda Mukawashi said: “It’s going to require divine intervention. On our own, we will not be able to drive this. “That’s why we’ve come together.
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