COP26 resources and national events

COP26 runs from 31st October till the 12th of November. Below are national resources and online events you and your church can use during this period.

From Tearfund

During COP26, we’ll be sharing daily updates, photos and prayer points direct from Glasgow to help cover this crucial summit in prayer. The best ways to stay connected are:

  • Sign up for SMS prayer updates. These weekly climate-themed prayer points focus on justice for those living in poverty. During COP26, we’ll send daily updates with insights on the negotiations, key areas for prayer, and messages from friends from around the world. To sign up, save our number +44 (0)7916 874441 as a contact, and text us the word ‘PRAY’.
  • Follow us on social media. Follow Tearfund Action on Twitter for up-to-the-minute alerts and reflections, and join the Tearfund Campaigners (UK) Facebook group to share ideas and questions with a community of Christians in the UK.  Don’t forget that you can follow Tearfund on Facebook and Instagram for more general news and stories too.
  • Pray using Lectio 365. In the first week of November, Ruth Valerio, Tearfund’s Global Advocacy and Influencing Director, will be the guest host of a new series of devotionals on the free Lectio 365 prayer app from 24/7 Prayer, exploring God’s call to care for the world and our most vulnerable neighbours.
  • Saturday 6 November: Day of action (UK)
    Find out how you and your church can get involved with nationwide marches for climate justice on Saturday 6 November.
  • Sunday 7 November: COP26 church service (UK and global)
    An international climate-themed service – a way for your church to join in with prayer and worship for climate justice. Your church can get involved by sharing our pre-recorded video, or by joining our livestream.
  • Thursday 11 November: Doxecology COP26 Concert (Glasgow)
    A night of worship and prayer with Resound Worship on the final night of their Doxecology tour.
  • Keep an eye on Tearfund’s webpage. This will be updated regularly with the latest events.

As we draw closer to COP26, it’s crucial that we don’t lose focus on the impact that the climate crisis is having on people living in poverty. Our latest short film series, Frontlines of climate change, features Tearfund staff from around the world sharing their firsthand experience of the climate crisis. Why not take some time to watch the films over the next week, making space to pray and listen to God?


From the Iona Community

COP26 Prayer and Meditation Vigil, Sunday 31st October, 2-3pm George Square, Glasgow.

Join Interfaith Scotland and Interfaith Glasgow, with the Scottish Religious Leaders Forum for this vigil ‘to express your love for life on earth and your hope for radical action from our leaders.’ Join in person, or via a livestream.

Big Sing, Saturday 6th November, 14:00, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Join the Iona Community in person or online, singing songs of climate justice and solidarity at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on 6th November at 14:00 GMT wherever you are in the world. We will sing to raise awareness of the situation and call for change. We will sing to stand together with each other in hope. “Hope is an active word!”

The zoom room will be open from 13:45. The texts of the songs will be shared on zoom for everybody to join in around the world and in Scotland.

Zoom link:

Christian Aid

Are running a ‘Rise to the Moment’ campaign in which they ask you to sign up in support of their climate petition but in return will send resources for your own activities. 

Green Christian

For info on 'Why Faith Matters at COP26' see this visual presentation

The People’s Summit COP26 coalition

There is during the second week of the conference a ‘People’s Summit’ that can be joined either on the ground or via digital link the details can be found here


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