Please ‘take five’ while we tell you about five wonderful Christian Aid Ireland activists who will shortly head off to Glasgow to join huge street demonstrations planned for Saturday to coincide with the UN climate conference, #COP26.
Tens of thousands are expected to fill the streets of the Scottish city demanding that political leaders tackle the planetary emergency and its impacts on the world’s most vulnerable people. The five are (L-R above):
Stephen Trew, a civil servant and climate activist from Lurgan who is a member of St Saviour’s Church in Dollingstown (part of Magheralin Parish Church)
Rev Cheryl Meban, a Presbyterian minister from Lisburn who serves as an Ulster University chaplain (Chaplaincy UUjordanstownbelfast)
Helen Newell, a Christian Aid staff member who attends St John’s Orangefield Church of Ireland in east Belfast.
Dr Jeni McAughey, a retired GP and environmental activist from Whitehead who is a member of the parish of St. Patrick’s & St. John’s Whitehead & Islandmagee
Darren Vermaak who works for a clinical research company in Dublin and attends Dundrum Methodist Church
But you don’t need to go to Glasgow to demand climate justice for developing countries. You can do that right here in Belfast or Dublin where rallies are planned as part of a Global Day of Action.
Belfast: Saturday 6th November at 12 noon, meeting at Cornmarket
Dublin: Saturday 6th November at 12 noon, meeting at the Garden of Remembrance
Please join us on Saturday. The seas might be rising but so are we.