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Ahead of COP26, the Interfaith Liaison Committee to the UNFCCC is pleased to invite you to an informal Interfaith Gathering in the Spirit of Talanoa Dialogue.

Opening panel | Small-group discussions | Interfaith service | Light shared meal

This event will take place from 4:30 PM BST.

The 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland, is a crucial moment for governments to adopt the guidelines for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.

As members of faith communities, we have made significant contributions in addressing the immense challenges posed by climate change through advocacy, mobilisation, capacity building and education. While gathering around the COP 26, it will be good for us to have a moment of sharing together.

This gathering aims to serve as a platform for faith communities attending COP26 to share their initiatives, concerns and hopes in their work for climate justice under a Talanoa Dialogue framework.

Talanoa dialogues are indigenous peoples from Fiji’s way of solving problems in their communities, and the Fijian Presidency of COP 23 introduced the concept to work on the most challenging issues. The methodology of the Talanoa Dialogue lead participants to address the following questions:

  • Where are we?
  • Where do we want to go?
  • How do we get there?

This event will introduce an opening panel that will expose the different topics that will be available for conversation, followed by small-group Talanoa dialogues where participants will be able to exchange perspectives and thoughts. This will be followed by an interfaith spiritual service and a light shared meal.

We invite all faith-oriented participants and those who are interested to participate in this informal gathering.

Booking details

In-person at Gartnethill Synagogue, Glasgow, 129 Hill Street, Glasgow G3 6UB: Registration required via Eventbrite

Please note: You must sign up by 5pm on Friday 29th. If you are late to register then you can attend on the day but you must bring ID.

Online: The plenary and Interfaith Service will be livestreamed on YouTube, and small-group discussions via Zoom registration here.


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