Climate Justice Baton visits congregations across country

Marjorie McGhee
Marjorie McGhee holds the baton aloft by the Union Canal near Linlithgow West Lothian.

The Climate Justice baton has now travelled as far as Aberdeenshire and Birmingham—as well as to more than 20 points in between—as part of its journey to congregations around Scotland.

Bearing the message, "Time for Climate Justice: Churches in Scotland Demand a Deal in Paris, December 2015," the baton was sent on its journey by Eco-Congregation Scotland to raise awareness of global warming and gain support for policies that could reduce the harms of climate change.The baton will travel to Paris in November 2015 for the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as "Paris 2015" which will run from Nov 30-Dec 11. Organisers say Paris 2015 will be crucial to achieving a new international agreement aimed at keeping global warming below 2°C.

While the baton is nearly fully booked in its journey around Scotland If you'd like to host the baton please contact Eco Congregation Scotland as soon as possible to get your name on the list. The baton will leave for Paris Send an email to: stating the name of your congregation, its location, plus your name and phone number.

Follow the progress of the climate justice baton on this map.

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