The Primus, the Most Rev Mark Strange, participated this evening (9 November) in a special ecumenical service of solidarity for climate justice at COP26, with a special focus on the Amazon.
The service, organised by Christian Aid, featured music and contributions from community representatives in Amazonia who joined the service digitally from their homes.
The Primus led prayers and read a brief extract on the importance of the Amazon rainforest as part of the delicate balance within our environment, often called the lungs of the planet.
Commenting Bishop Mark said: “having promised to raise awareness of the issues in Brazil during recent meetings with the Brazilian Bishops and the Anglican Alliance, I was very pleased to be able to share in this act of worship and solidarity with my Brazilian sisters and brothers.”
Greetings were also shared with the organisers on behalf of the Rt Rev Ian Paton, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane, the Diocese having link with the Diocese of the Amazon.
Sally Foster-Fulton, representing Christian Aid ended the service by calling for solidarity with the communities of the Amazon, and recognising their place on the front line of the battle to save the Amazon from critical levels of deforestation.