Another way to pray over COP26: Climate Vigils around the world

Our friends at CCOP (Christian Climate Observers Program) recently told us about this effort to get people praying before and during the upcoming COP26 meetings in Glasgow, Scotland:

Recently, several creation care organizations launched a campaign called #ClimateVigil. Together, they are calling millions of Christians around the world to pray and light a candle for the climate, and then to take action in their communities in order to become, with the help of the Holy Spirit, the answer to their prayers.

The campaign will make its first public splash on November 6, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. They will be broadcasting a prerecorded prayer service and concert to dozens of satellite locations around the world, with the flagship viewing in Glasgow. The broadcast will include messages from global leaders like Katharine Hayhoe, as well as the world-premiere of several songs written specifically for the campaign by professional artists like Liz Vice and Jon Guerra, in collaboration with The Porter’s Gate Worship Collaborative.

Here’s where you come in.

We want to see communities across the country joining in prayer, holding up their own candles, and coming together to take action in the face of the climate crisis. We are working to organize dozens of satellite vigil events around the world to tune in to the broadcast, and then to hold their own candlelit vigils.

To do this, we need leaders. Leaders like you.

Don’t worry, we’ll do all of the planning work for you. If you sign up to be a leader, here’s what you can expect:

  • A toolkit with everything you need to host your event.
  • A webinar training on October 12 where you will gather with other leaders around the world.
  • A stipend to cover the costs of supplies, food, and other necessities for your vigil.
  • A dedicated #ClimateVigil rep in your corner every step of the way.
  • A life-changing experience that will fill you with hope in the face of the climate crisis!

See below for a flyer with more details. To indicate interest, you can fill out this simple sign-up form. If you have any questions you’d like answered before you commit, fill out the form and indicate that you would like someone to follow up with you.

Thanks for considering this request, and for all you continue to do for God’s creation and our neighbors’ good.