We are in a climate emergency. More people are going hungry, extreme weather events are more severe and communities are being displaced. People are being pushed back into poverty and the damage to creation is accelerating.
As we contemplate the scale of the crisis, it’s important we keep our eyes fixed on the God of justice, who loves creation and brings restoration and peace – and help our friends and family to do the same. Will you join us in praying about poverty and climate?
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24 January 2023
The next UN climate talks – COP28 – will take place in December in Dubai, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This presents opportunities for oil-producing nations to consider more deeply their response to climate change, and for Christians and communities in the region to get involved. However, the news last week that an oil company chief executive, Sultan Al Jaber, has become the UAE’s chosen president of COP28 has sparked concern, in terms of where his vested interests surely lie.
As governments and organisations such as Tearfund prepare for COP28 later in the year, join us in prayer.
- Pray for a year of miraculous climate action. Pray that decision-makers at COP28 will be united in their resolve to tackle the crisis.
- Pray also that we'll see strong leadership and integrity from those in charge of this year's COP. Pray that they will not be swayed by the interests of large corporations but rather make bold decisions that reduce the impact of the climate crisis on those living in poverty.
- Lift up churches in the Middle East who are taking action on the climate crisis. Pray that many more people will understand we are in a climate emergency, and find ways to respond.