14th December 2021
It is a month since the end of COP26 on climate change. It can seem as if it was something that happened in a different time. It can feel as if it was blip that changed nothing. Various environmental and faith groups have since then held reflections, trying to evaluate what happened. One of these took place at the the a Franciscan friary at Hilfield. Below is a link to a YouTube recording of their gathering. The first part by Andy Lester of A Rocha gives a very concise overview of what the COP objectives were and how they were and were not met. Both A Rocha and Franciscans are identified by their concern for the world and its environment, and for justice. Both agree that faith groups have an important role to play in standing up for the well-being of the environment and all our brethren.