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Climate Justice Candle visits Church of Ireland Theological Institute



The Eco–Congregation Ireland Climate Justice Candle visited the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (CITI) in Dublin on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 for a Service of the Word with prayer for the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

The candle has traveled throughout various churches across the island of Ireland as part of the ‘Shine a Light on Climate Justice’ initiative, which was launched at the National Ecumenical Prayer Service for COP21 in the presence of President Michael D Higgins in November 2015.

During the Service in the CITI Chapel, prayers were offered for the Anglican Consultative Council delegation which recently gained accreditation as an Observer Non–Governmental Organisation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This means that, for the first time, the Anglican Communion as a whole can participate at COP26.

Pictured left to right with the Climate Justice Candle: Rev Philip McKinley, Rev Martin Steele, Caroline Brennan, Rev Jean Carney, Rev Johnny Lowden and David van der Ziel