From November 30-December 12, world leaders, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and others will gather at the COP28 conference in Dubai to advance action on addressing the climate emergency. In recognition of the need for change, For the Love of Creation invites groups across Canada to host candlelight vigils in their own communities on the weekend of December 8-10, 2023.
This September, millions of people around the world will take to the streets to demand a rapid, just, and equitable transition away from fossil fuels, as world leaders gather at the UN in New York.
People of many faiths and spiritualities will join together and with others to demonstrate that loving creation, caring for the earth and each other, means a rapid and just transition away from fossil fuels to an energy and economic system that is efficient, fair and equitable. A system based on clean energy sources and produced with respect for nature and the sovereign rights of Indigenous peoples.
Show your love for the earth and each other. Show up on Friday, September 15
CANDLES FOR COP27: VIGILS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
The experiences were different, from four people on a bridge braving a minus-twenty-degree windchill to a large circle of people gathered on the autumn leaves with robust drumming, but the sentiments are remarkably similar.
It all starts with a sense of urgency and gravity. Musicians led the Brandon group in singing:
We’re on a planet
that has a problem.
We’ve got to solve it, get involved and do it
now, now, now!
We need to build a better future, and we need to start right now!