[COP25 Media advisory] Multifaith prayer vigil in final hours of COP25

13th December 2019

December 13, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

TEXT: ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Council of Churches, and Islamic Relief, will join with other faith, civil society, and indigenous groups at COP25 to hold a vigil from 14h15 – 15h00 at the entrance to COP25.

Through song, prayer, and personal stories, participants in the vigil representing different regions and groups will call on parties to ensure the agreements being made in the final hours of COP25 provide climate justice for those most impacted by climate change. There will be reflections on COP25, laments for damage already being caused by climate change and inaction on climate change, and expressions of hope for 2020 and COP26.

Bishop Philip Huggins from the Anglican Church of Australia will be one of the speakers. He said “Our resolve now is even stronger. The frustrations of this COP process, the intransigence of some, will not define our future. Our vigil will end as we hold hands and share what climate justice needs now. All are welcome as we try to complete this COP well, with each other’s help.”

Who:  Faith leaders, youth from churches, multifaith climate justice activists, indigenous groups

Where: Just past the badge scan at the entrance, between buildings 2 and 4.

When: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 14h15.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Simon Chambers +1-416-435-0972, simon.chambers@actalliance.org
Director of Communications, ACT Alliance

Arni Svanur Danielsson +41 78 929 9686 , arni.danielsson@lutheranworld.org
Head of Communication, Lutheran World Federation

Marcelo Schneider +55 51 99 998 55 15, Marcelo.Schneider@wcc-coe.org
Communications Officer, World Council of Churches

Jonaid Jilani, +447872403534  jonaid.jilani@islamic-relief.org.uk
Press and PR Manager, Islamic Relief


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