As the COP26 meeting in Glasgow saw the first draft agreements published for negotiation over the next couple of days, the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church joined delegates in the conference ‘Blue Zone’ for climate crisis discussions.
The Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness, teamed up with the official Anglican Communion delegation in Glasgow on Wednesday, with access to the accredited area kindly facilitated by Eco Congregation Scotland.
The group met with the Papal Nuncio and representatives of the Catholic Church from both Scotland and the Vatican, with the Anglican Communion delegation presenting a copy of their new policy document Climate Resistance and Just Financing, brought together by the Anglican Consultative Council’s COP26 Working Group.
“We had a good conversation about how faith groups and churches must work together if we are to sustain the hope that is central to our faith,” said the Primus.
“We talked about the young people of our churches who are desperate for action and must be listened to, and there was recognition that faith communities can bring pressure to countries by simply preaching a gospel of love.”
Main image: The Primus, Bishop Mark Strange, with the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti. Second image: The Anglican Communion delegation meets with the Papal Nuncio and representatives of the Catholic Church from both Scotland and the Vatican. Photos courtesy of Dr Elizabeth Perry, Anglican Alliance