Join us for a free online course in the countdown to COP26
A Big Green Invitation
Trinity College Glasgow invites Church Groups across the UK and Ireland to join our FREE 7 Week Countdown to COP26 Course, "Faith, Hope + Climate Change".
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is coming to Glasgow in November 2021. Already, world leaders are being challenged on the commitments they will make in The Glasgow Statement. We are inviting you to use part of your 2021 home group, youth group, or Bible study group programme to join with others across the UK and Ireland in listening for God's call as we face up to the Climate Emergency.
Timetable & Duration
15th Sept to 27th Oct 2021
This course will take place online on Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm BST.
This course will occur for 7 weeks online.
Introduction to the course
This year, Glasgow will host COP26. Emphasising community action, the conference seeks to bring global powers "together for our planet". For many Christians this is an important and much anticipated event.
We feel called to fulfil our duty of care towards the creation which God called 'good', and every living thing. Come November, however, many of us will sit as onlookers to the conference, frustrated to be so distant from the action.
Faith, Hope + Climate Change invites churches and faith groups from across the UK to join us as we gather online together for our planet, and together in our faith. Trinity College Glasgow will host seven evenings, each aiming to equip you with the inspiration to approach climate change activism within your wider communities. Each evening, we will invite you to learn from high-profile scholars and speakers, and get involved through three innovative action tracks, which will inspire you and support you over the 7 weeks to take creative and prophetic action in your church and community.
This course is designed for any church group which wants to get ready for COP26. All denominational backgrounds are welcome to join us and learn — no prior knowledge is required!
Glasgow is privileged to host COP26 — running this course online allows us to open up the opportunity for groups in different parts of the UK and Ireland to prepare together. We will use much of the same technology that many of you have been using for Church online. You will only need your computer, a Zoom account, and yourselves! If you have any concerns about technology, contact us.
For full course details, including information about the delivery, speakers, and topics, click here.
FREE (donation option available).
Faith, Hope + Climate Change aims to be a financially accessible course. For that reason, this course is entirely free of charge. However, if you are able and want to make a donation towards the course running costs, you can do so through PayPal.
How to Register
Registration is via Eventbrite. Click the button below (link will open in new window). Registration is for church groups from any denomination across the UK and Ireland. Only one person per group will need sign up (1 ticket = 1 group).
If you are facing any trouble during the registration process, please contact our COP26 Admin: firstname.lastname@example.org
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