29oct4:30 pm7:30 pmPilgrimage for COP26 - Welcome Ceremony and langar (free community meal) at Gurdwara Singh SahbaGurdwara Singh Sabha, 174 Berkeley St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 7HY Organiser: A+E Event Type:Climate ActionTheme:Faith & Climate
About this event Join the Pilgrimage for COP26 as we celebrate our arrival in Glasgow on the 29th October. With a warm welcome at Gurdwara Singh Sahba, pilgrims will join other Glasgow-based
About this event
Join the Pilgrimage for COP26 as we celebrate our arrival in Glasgow on the 29th October.
With a warm welcome at Gurdwara Singh Sahba, pilgrims will join other Glasgow-based supporters for a Welcome Ceremony followed by langar (a free community meal).
Option to meet en route outside Carnival Arts, 124 Craighall Road at approx 3.30pm (to leave at approx 3.45pm) or at Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Cres at approx 4pm (to leave at approx 4.15pm).
Meeting en route allows you to join the Pilgrimage for COP26 as we walk into Glasgow.
Otherwise the following details apply:
4.30pm – Gather outside the Gurdwara
(Note: entry to the Gurdwara requires head and leg coverings for both men and women. Alcohol or cigarettes are not permitted.)
5.00pm – Welcome Ceremony
5.45pm – Langar (free community meal)
Open to all faiths and none, this event CELEBRATES the arrival of the Pilgrimage for COP26 into Glasgow but it also BEARS WITNESS to the need for more URGENT ACTION to avert the loss, damage, and forced migration threatened by climate change.
In this spirit we join The Glasgow Multi-faith Declaration for COP26 in calling for people to be “advocates for justice” ahead of the Glasgow summit.
The declaration states:
“We remind governments of their commitments made in Paris in 2015 to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, and of Article 17 of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights to protect the environment, the biosphere and biodiversity. We call upon them to take the urgent action needed to avert the loss, damage, and forced migration threatened by climate change.”
The faith leaders have committed to respond to this challenge by:
Reflecting deeply in prayer, meditation and worship to discern how to care for the Earth and each other, and to encourage our respective communities to do the same.
Making transformational change in our own lives and in the lives of our communities through individual and collective action.
Being advocates for justice by calling on governments, businesses and others who exercise power and influence to put into effect the Paris Agreement; to make the transition to a just and green economy a priority; and to commit to science-based targets that are aligned with a healthy, resilient, zero-emissions future.
The full text of the declaration can be read here.
You can sign-up to declaration here.
We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow!
Note: if you plan to meet the Pilgrimage for COP26 en route please keep an eye on the Pilgrimage for COP26 Facebook page. In the event of delays we’ll keep you updated.
(Friday) 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gurdwara Singh Sabha
174 Berkeley St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 7HY