COP26 Vigil on George Square

31oct2:00 pm3:00 pm TagsCOP26,scottish interfaith weekCOP26 Vigil on George SquareCOP26 Vigil / Launch of Scottish Interfaith WeekGeorge Square, Glasgow, G2 1DH2:00 pm - 3:00 pm OrganiserInterfaith Glasgow & Interfaith ScotlandEvent TypeOutdoorThemeFaith & Climate

Event Details

COP26 Vigil on George Square / Launch of Scottish Interfaith Week

By Interfaith Glasgow and Interfaith Scotland

Come stand together at the commencement of the most important summit in human history!

The future of our planet hangs in the balance. Interfaith Scotland and Interfaith Glasgow, with the Scottish Religious Leaders Forum, invite you – at this critical moment – to join people of all religions and none in expressing your love for life on earth and the shared hope that COP26 will commit leaders to the actions necessary to save it!

This unique prayer and meditation vigil will bring together people of all backgrounds in Glasgow and – via a livestream – around the world, in a powerful, symbolic act of unity and solidarity for our planet.

Witness religious leaders and faith community members coming together in Glasgow’s main square, united in a common commitment to climate justice, to mark the beginning of COP26 and to launch Scottish Interfaith Week, which shares the COP26 theme: ‘Together for Our Planet’.

Senior religious leaders will read the ‘Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration for COP26’, setting out the shared climate commitments of religious leaders across the UK, and lead prayers from a great diversity of religious traditions.

All participants – whether joining in person or online – are invited to pray or hold in their thoughts the COP26 negotiators: that they may have the courage and wisdom to work together and to make the commitments necessary to safeguard the future of humanity and all life on our planet.

All welcome! 

Attending in person? Book your ticket on Eventbrite

Joining online? Watch the Vigil on YouTube and subscribe to receive a reminder.

Practicalities:

Attendance is limited so book here to join us on George Square! Should you later find yourself unable to attend, please cancel your ticket to allow someone else to take your place.

We intend to go ahead unless the weather makes it dangerous to do so – so please dress for the Glasgow weather!

Be COVID safe – we encourage you to take a lateral flow test before attending, wear a mask, and keep a safe distance from others.

Please leave plenty of time for travel as transport disruptions are expected. Check: https://www.getreadyglasgow.com/cop26/traffic-and-travel

  1. This event will be filmed and livestreamed and photographs will be taken. We also anticipate a strong media presence.

Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

George Square, Glasgow

G2 1DH