Remembrance Sunday, Andy and COP26

Today in our Church we focused on several themes each of which was very significant. All three of these themes raised so much sadness and also pleasure. Tragically one of these was the sad death of a very good friend of mine and most of the other people in the building. Andy Mason was 68 on the day before he died and he had been seriously ill for more than 6 months. He is a man who has been a very good friend and someone who has worked very hard in hundreds of gardens including ours over many years. I first met him 43 years ago in Brighton and he was someone who I have spent many hours with. It is incredibly sad that he has died and we will all miss him very much but he is a person we could applaud for all that he has done in his life and with his family and us as his friends. Another theme we focused on was the Remembrance Sunday which is a recognition of the end of World War 1 that ended 103 years ago on Thursday. The end of a massive war was great news, but sadly there has been a significant number of wars since that time including World War 2 and some very recent wars. Indeed these are one of the reasons why there are so many Asylum seekers reaching across the world every day. They include the thousands that have been seeking safety in our nation in the last few months who have come from locations such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen. It is vital that our nation and indeed all of the other nations in our World must begin to focus on peace and saving lives and bringing security to all people on our earth. The third theme this morning was the impact from COP26 which was due to finish on Friday but did not finish until yesterday and indeed some very positive aspects were achieved in Glasgow. Sadly there are still many significant issues that need to be resolved such as the releasing of the funds that have already been promised to come from the richest nations to the poorest nations. This is something that was not resolved in the last two weeks and so we need our nation to stand up and release our funds and call for the other powerful nations to do the same. There are also many other elements that need to be raised over the next few months and years if we can protect our own nation and the other nearly 200 nations in the World.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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