Ten things you need to know about
Eco-Congregation Scotland this month.
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Dear Reader,

Welcome to the new Eco-Congregation Scotland Enews featuring the ten things you need to know about Eco-Congregation Scotland this month.

1. Church of Scotland takes stand on fossil fuel investments.

(Photo: tar sand extraction)

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to disinvest in companies whose major business depends on the extraction and sale of the most unclean energy sources.

For the full story on the Church of Scotland web site click here.

2. Mass Climate Lobby of Holyrood – Thurs 29th Sept 2016.

Join people from across Scotland in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to tell MSPs why you want them to turn Scotland’s climate ambition into climate action.

The event will take place at lunchtime on Thursday 29th September, inside the Scottish Parliament and places to take part in the lobby must be booked in advance.

For further information Click Here.

3. Stephen Hawking: Runaway climate change is biggest threat to our world.

In an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Professor Stephen Hawking has said that the greatest threat to humanity is human-caused climate change. The relevant part of the interview starts at 2 minutes in:


4. Did climate change play a role in sparking the crisis in Syria?

The Climate and Migration Coalition have produced an interactive report that is arguably one of the best resources available on the subject. We encourage you to take a look - Click Here.

5. Three Sermons on "Green Phillippians".

Our environmental chaplain, Rev Trevor Jamison has completed his sermon series on "Green Philippians". You can download the sermons from Trevor's web page - Click Here.

6. Arbroath Old & Abbey May 2016 Eco Newsletter

Old & Abbey Church produce their own Eco Newsletter which encourages their congregation to get involved in environmental issues. To read the May edition Click Here.

7. Let’s help those harmed by climate change

An interesting article on climate justice from The Scotsman - Click Here.

8. Video: The inside story of the Paris climate agreement

What would you do if your job was to save the planet? When Christiana Figueres was tapped by the UN to lead the Paris climate conference (COP 21) in December 2015, she reacted the way many people would: she thought it would be impossible to bring the leaders of 195 countries into agreement on how to slow climate change. Find out how she turned her skepticism into optimism — and helped the world achieve the most important climate agreement in history.

View the video Click Here.

9. EU Referendum Resource from JPIT

The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Church of Scotland and the Methodist Church have issued a resource for the EU referendum called “Think,Pray,Vote”.

We have extracted the two pages relating to the environment and you can download these as a PDF file here or view them as a web document here.

10. Wilder Ness, Inverness, Sat 11th June.

An all age Eco Group with a social conscience. Come and join as we celebrate this beautiful river. Explore the wildlife, join us in Keeping it Amazing. Click Here.
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