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Understanding the COP Process: A Letter from Sharm el Shiekh

Understanding the COP Process: A Letter from Sharm el Shiekh

Image by https://www.cop27.eg/assets/img/cop27-logo.svg, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72213177 Doing work within the UN network is inspiring and daunting. Inspiring to see so many people work so hard to forge astonishing compromises like the Paris Accords and daunting to fathom the terminology, the alphabet soup of acronyms, and the failures to face fundamental issues. To say anything definitive about the UN process normally requires a few dozen numerical references. Here we will be practical and informal. The UNFCC This is the UN Framework

COP27: Updates from Our Missioner for Climate Care and Climate Justice

COP27: Updates from Our Missioner for Climate Care and Climate Justice

From John Kydd, Missioner for Climate Care and Climate Justice: It’s about 6 am and the call to prayer (adhan meaning “to listen”) rolls gently past my patio headed for the Red Sea. The singer (muezzin) has a wonderful voice, deep and marbled with feeling. And then a second female sounding voice steps in. No duet, just the adhan through a different register. The first call is to come to prayer (Hayya alas salah) and the singer lingers lovingly on

COP27: A Prayer for Finance

COP27: A Prayer for Finance

Image by https://www.cop27.eg/assets/img/cop27-logo.svg, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72213177 Our Missioner for Climate Care and Climate Justice, John Kydd, is part of The Episcopal Church’s delegation to COP27. After a day of listening to world leaders discuss ways to finance solutions to the climate change crisis, John wrote this prayer that he shares with our diocese: Lord help me loosen the fictions that we live That Nature is a Resource, not a Nation of Relation worthy of love and respect That wealth is

COP27: A Prayer for Repair

COP27: A Prayer for Repair

Image by https://www.cop27.eg/assets/img/cop27-logo.svg, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72213177 Our Missioner for Climate Care and Climate Justice, John Kydd, is part of The Episcopal Church’s delegation to COP27. John shares the following reflections and prayer: If possible I’d like the prayers to go toward the very important (and much avoided issue by the US) of loss and damages, which concerns compensation for irreparable losses which are now occurring at an alarming pace. [Below] is a prayer for repair which broaches loss and damage