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Interfaith Glasgow in partnership with Interfaith Scotland invite you to: 

Together For Our Planet: 

How faith communities can engage with COP26

Monday 24th May

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Glasgow will become centre stage for the United Nations Climate Change summit (COP26) this November, as countries come together to negotiate the future of our planet. It is the biggest conference the UK has ever hosted and the eyes of the world will be on us.

This is a unique opportunity for faith communities in Scotland to foster unity and apply their faith in local action together.

Join us to find out about COP26; why it matters to Glasgow, Scotland’s faith communities, and the world; and how you can get involved.

Hear from inspiring speakers and discuss your thoughts with people from other backgrounds about how you and your faith community can take action.

You will learn about:

• Why action on climate change is so important

• What COP26 is about and how faith communities can make a difference

• What COP26 will look like and how your faith community can help welcome the world to Scotland

• Scottish Interfaith Week coinciding with COP26 and the interfaith actions you can get involved in

Places are limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment.

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From left to right:

Rae Bainteiti

Rae is of Banaban and Kiribati origins who was raised and educated in Fiji throughout his childhood years. Like nearly everyone else, his grandparents were forced to relocate to Rabi, in Fiji from Kiribati in 1945 because the British mined it so badly and extensively for phosphate that they could not live there anymore. His environmental and social justice work is linked to the histories of his people and the extent of environmental degradation caused by mining that have made their sacred land uninhabitable. Rae is a passionate community and youth worker. Rae now runs his own consultancy firm supporting the Kiribati and Banaban Civil Society Organisations in areas of good governance and social work.

Maria Zafar

Maria Zafar is a Campaigns and Public Affairs Co-ordinator for Islamic Relief. Islamic Relief is an international aid agency that provides humanitarian relief and development programmes in over 40 countries, serving communities in need. Maria's area of focus is campaigning on climate and gender justice working closely with The Climate Coalition and Faith for the Climate Network.

Kat Jones

Kat works for Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), managing their work related to COP26, especially in the areas of how we host global civil society to Glasgow and provide what they need in terms of accommodation, facilities and a welcome for them, and in how we use COP26 as a way of building the climate movement in Scotland. SCCS are a coalition of over 60 civil society groups from environment NGOs and development organisations, to trade unions, faith groups and community and student groups. Kat has worked previously for RSPB Scotland, specialising particularly on all RSPB work with people, including visitor experience, communications and fundraising.

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