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Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:07

Prayers and updates on COP 20 in Peru

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Columbans Lima vigilOn Tuesday, December 2nd, people from Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions came together in Sydney’s beautiful Botanical Gardens to pray for the planet as the UN Conference of Parties negotiations (COP20) began in Lima, Peru.

The Multi-faith Prayer Vigil was organised by ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) and supported by the Columban Mission Institute’s Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice and the Faith Ecology Network (FEN). Prayers will continue to roll from different religions all around the world (including in countries where Columbans work) over the 12 days of the COP 20 negotiations as part of the Light for Lima campaign. 

Prayers were voiced with the hope that countries like Australia come to their senses and take seriously the need to reduce considerably their greenhouse gas emissions as well as contribute to funds to assist poor countries to deal with the consequences of climate change. 

Well-known Columban eco-missionary, Fr Sean McDonagh is reporting regularly from the COP 20 negotiations in Lima, Peru, as an observer.

Join the prayer campaign, Light for Lima Campaign.

Follow the COP20 in Lima through the website's media centre.

This is an excerpt from the article "Light and Prayers for Lima" first published on 27 November 2014 in the Australian Columban's website.

Photo courtesy of Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC)