COP21 Climate Summit in Paris
Get up and go!
People are walking all over the world to draw attention to the importance of the negotiations to address Climate Change in Paris in late November – early December 2015.
Many of those journeying are pilgrims from different faith traditions who are walking from their home countries to the French capital to highlight Climate Justice – in reality the most vulnerable communities and countries are those who contribute least to greenhouse gas emissions. Those making a pilgrimage for justice and peace include about 30 children, women and men who will set out from St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in London on 13th November and arrive in Paris ten days later.
In Devon, there will be a local solidarity pilgrimage from Exeter to Dawlish on Saturday 5th December, beginning at South Street Baptist church at 10.00a.m. People of goodwill – of any faith or none – are welcome to join in on foot [or bicycle] at any point, with a proposed return to the city by train mid-afternoon.
We will use the themes of sustainability and vulnerability to reflect on as we travel.
If you hope to participate please let us know so we can plan for numbers*. You will need to bring suitable clothing and footwear, food and drink.
Don’t stay home – let’s get going!
All best wishes
Diocesan Environmental Officer
Organised by Devon Churches Green Action (dcga.org.uk)
* for further details and bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org (01392-294940)
With special acknowledgments and thanks to the inspired German Geht Doch! campaign and their international ecumenical pilgrimage for Justice and Peace. klimapilgern.de