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The Quakers are joining the Diocese of Norwich for an interfaith pilgrimage about climate change in the lead-up to COP26.

The pilgrimage will run in sections towards Glasgow, where world leaders plan to meet in November for the COP26 UN climate talks. 

Organised by Quakers and the Diocese of Norwich, it will go between churches and Quaker meeting houses, allowing participants to join by walking, cycling or taking public transport for as many or as few sections as they would like to.

The pilgrimage organisers invite anyone of any faith group or none to join to express their urgent concern that the climate talks at COP26 produce commitments by governments to make the radical changes necessary.

Lead organiser and Quaker, Peter Belton said: “With this year’s UN climate talks being hosted by our government, this is a key moment for people across the UK to come together and call for the radical action needed to prevent ecological disaster and mass suffering. We hope that this pilgrimage will demonstrate the strength of feeling in our communities.”

The relay pilgrimage will take place from August 21 to 29. People can walk part or all of the route or write a letter to the Prime Minister for walkers to post along the route. This will ensure a constant flow of letters arriving during the whole period of the pilgrimage.

For more information please contact: COP26relay@gmail.com
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Eldred Willey, 06/07/2021

Eldred Willey

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