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Moray minister Rev Jenny Adams invites people across region to stand for climate justice at Elgin vigil


By Lorna Thompson

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PEOPLE from across Moray are being invited to join a vigil for climate justice this weekend as part of a global day of action coinciding with the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow.

The vigil is timed to match similar demonstrations taking place across the world as part of a Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

People are invited to gather this Saturday, November 6, in front of St Giles Church on the High Street, from noon till 3pm.

The Rev Jenny Adams, minister of Duffus, Spynie & Hopeman Church of Scotland, is co-ordinating the Moray vigil, offering locals a chance to stand in solidarity with those taking part in larger actions across Scotland and the world.

Rev Jenny said: "There will be times of standing in silent solidarity with all those seeking climate justice and the opportunity to sing hopes for the Earth.

"There is an urgent need for a fast and globally fair transition to a climate-friendly economy, which needs action from COP26.

"We also need to recognise the steps we can take in Moray to build a safe and healthy world."

The event will be one of many demonstrations across the world, with more than 500,000 expected to take part in the UK alone.

The Rev Jenny Adams, minister of Duffus, Spynie & Hopeman Church of Scotland, getting prepared for Saturday's climate vigil in Elgin.
The Rev Jenny Adams, minister of Duffus, Spynie & Hopeman Church of Scotland, getting prepared for Saturday's climate vigil in Elgin.

The day of action has been organised by the COP26 Coalition, which is made up of groups and individuals from a range of constituencies in Scotland and the rest of the UK, organising for climate justice around COP26.

The COP26 Coalition has warned: "Global problems need global solutions.

"The decisions made at COP26 will shape how governments respond (or not) to the climate crisis.

"They will decide who is to be sacrificed, who will escape and who will make a profit.

"So far, governments have done too little too late: colluding with corporations and hiding behind green-washed 'solutions' that actually don’t exist yet, that don’t address the scale of the problem, and in many cases rely on even more exploitation of people and the planet.

"COP26 is happening at a crucial moment in history.

"Across the world and across movements, we are seeing a new wave of people standing up and making their voices heard through global solidarity and grassroots organising.

"We have a unique opportunity to rewire our system as we recover from the global pandemic. We can either let corporations and governments intensify the crisis to the point of no return, or we can lay the foundations for a just world where everyone's needs are met."

People are invited to join a vigil this Saturday, November 6, in front of St Giles Church, Elgin, from noon till 3pm, as part of a Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.
People are invited to join a vigil this Saturday, November 6, in front of St Giles Church, Elgin, from noon till 3pm, as part of a Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

For more information on the COP26 Coalition's Global Day of Action for Climate Justice visit https://cop26coalition.org/.



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